ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H81.312

Aural vertigo, left ear

Diagnosis Code H81.312

ICD-10: H81.312
Short Description: Aural vertigo, left ear
Long Description: Aural vertigo, left ear
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H81.312

Valid for Submission
The code H81.312 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 Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 386.19 - Peripheral vertigo NEC (Approximate Flag)

Information for Patients


Dizziness and Vertigo

When you're dizzy, you may feel lightheaded, woozy, or disoriented. If you feel like you or the room are spinning, you have vertigo. These feelings may make you lose your balance.

Dizziness can have many different causes. A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down. Certain medicines and problems with your inner ear may cause dizziness. So can motion sickness. Sometimes dizziness can be a symptom of other disorders.

As people get older, they may have more health problems and take more medicines. This makes them more likely to have problems with dizziness and balance.

Dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated. If you are dizzy often, you should see your health care provider to find the cause.

NIH: National Institutes of Health

  • Benign positional vertigo (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Benign positional vertigo -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dizziness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dizziness and vertigo -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electronystagmography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epley maneuver (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Labyrinthitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vertigo-associated disorders (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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