R82.2: Biliuria

Bile pigments have been detected in your urine.

There are normally 2 kidneys in the body. They filter blood and create urine. They thus help to detoxify the body. Furthermore, the kidneys regulate the blood pressure and salt content in the blood, among other things. Only certain substances are emitted via urine to detoxify the body. Bile pigments are not normally excreted with the urine, or only in small amounts.

There are many different reasons for bile pigments being in the urine. When old blood cells are broken down, bile pigments come into being. These bile pigments are converted by a protein in the liver. Normally, the bile pigments are then released into the intestine through the bile ducts and then excreted. The bile pigments can get into the urine with liver or biliary tract disease, for example.

Bile pigments being in the urine makes the urine turn dark or foamy.

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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