R82.3: Haemoglobinuria

Haemoglobin has 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. Haemoglobin is not normally excreted with the urine, or only in small amounts.

There are many different reasons for haemoglobin being in the urine. Blood is made up of blood plasma and blood cells. The blood cells also include red blood cells. They contain haemoglobin, the pigment that gives the blood its red color. This pigment is important for carrying oxygen in the blood. If a lot of haemoglobin is released in the blood, the haemoglobin is also one of things to be excreted with the urine. This can be the case, for example, when too many red blood cells are destroyed.

Haemoglobin being in the urine makes the urine turn brown.

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

Note

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.

Source

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