T17.1: Foreign body in nostril

You have one or more foreign bodies in your nose.

Different types of foreign bodies can get into the nose. A foreign body may be a mucous plug, for example. Foreign bodies may also be objects, however.

If there are foreign bodies in the nose, there can be various symptoms. For example, the foreign body may make breathing more difficult. You may also have a sudden need to sneeze. If foreign bodies remain in the nose for a long time, inflammation can result there.

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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