R61.1: Generalized hyperhidrosis

You are sweating all over your body more than normal.

There are various glands in the skin that can secrete fluids. Sweat glands are mainly located in the forehead, palms and soles of the feet. Scent glands are located in the skin in the armpits, for example. Scent glands are influenced by messenger substances, among other things. There could be many reasons why you sweat more. The reason doesn’t always have to be pathological. However, sweating more than usual can be very stressful.

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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