ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D59.6

Hemoglobinuria due to hemolysis from other external causes

Diagnosis Code D59.6

ICD-10: D59.6
Short Description: Hemoglobinuria due to hemolysis from other external causes
Long Description: Hemoglobinuria due to hemolysis from other external causes
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D59.6

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
    • Hemolytic anemias (D55-D59)
      • Acquired hemolytic anemia (D59)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Hemoglobinuria - external causation
  • Hemoglobinuria due to hemolysis from external causes
  • Idiopathic paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • March hemoglobinuria
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria associated with tertiary syphilis
  • Post-viral paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • Primary
  • Secondary autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Secondary paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • Sports anemia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D59.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Iron poor blood

If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Anemia has three main causes: blood loss, lack of red blood cell production, and high rates of red blood cell destruction.

Conditions that may lead to anemia include

  • Heavy periods
  • Pregnancy
  • Ulcers
  • Colon polyps or colon cancer
  • Inherited disorders
  • A diet that does not have enough iron, folic acid or vitamin B12
  • Blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, or cancer
  • Aplastic anemia, a condition that can be inherited or acquired
  • G6PD deficiency, a metabolic disorder

Anemia can make you feel tired, cold, dizzy, and irritable. You may be short of breath or have a headache.

Your doctor will diagnose anemia with a physical exam and blood tests. Treatment depends on the kind of anemia you have.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Anemia
  • Anemia - B12 deficiency
  • Anemia caused by low iron -- infants and toddlers
  • Anemia of chronic disease
  • Anemia of Inflammation and Chronic Disease - NIH
  • Ferritin blood test
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Anemia - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Vitamin B12 level

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Urine and Urination

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The waste is called urea. Your blood carries it to the kidneys. From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to urinate. It swells into a round shape when it is full and gets smaller when empty. If your urinary system is healthy, your bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours.

You may have problems with urination if you have

  • Kidney failure
  • Urinary tract infections
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Bladder control problems like incontinence, overactive bladder, or interstitial cystitis
  • A blockage that prevents you from emptying your bladder

Some conditions may also cause you to have blood or protein in your urine. If you have a urinary problem, see your healthcare provider. Urinalysis and other urine tests can help to diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Clean catch urine sample
  • Frequent or urgent urination
  • RBC urine test
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Urinating more at night
  • Urination - difficulty with flow
  • Urination - painful
  • Urine - bloody
  • Urine 24-hour volume
  • Urine odor

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