ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H81.91

Unspecified disorder of vestibular function, right ear

Diagnosis Code H81.91

ICD-10: H81.91
Short Description: Unspecified disorder of vestibular function, right ear
Long Description: Unspecified disorder of vestibular function, right ear
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H81.91

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The code H81.91 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Diseases of inner ear (H80-H83)
      • Disorders of vestibular function (H81)

Information for Patients

Balance Problems

Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or as if the room is spinning around you? If the feeling happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem. Balance problems can make you feel unsteady or as if you were moving, spinning, or floating. They are one cause of falls and fall-related injuries, such as hip fracture.

Some balance problems are due to problems in the inner ear. Others may involve another part of the body, such as the brain or the heart. Aging, infections, head injury, certain medicines, or problems with blood circulation may result in a balance problem.

If you are having balance problems, see your doctor. Balance disorders can be signs of other health problems, such as an ear infection or a stroke. In some cases, treating the illness that is causing the disorder will help with the balance problem. Exercises, a change in diet, and some medicines also can help.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo-associated disorders

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