R60.0: Localized oedema

Fluid has collected at a site in your body.

If fluid collects outside of the blood vessels in tissue, the affected area swells up.

Inflammations or allergic reactions, for example, can cause swelling of this type. But fluid can also collect in tissue when there is a heart or kidney disorder. Because of gravity, the fluid then collects mainly in the feet and legs.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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