ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R06.6


Diagnosis Code R06.6

ICD-10: R06.6
Short Description: Hiccough
Long Description: Hiccough
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R06.6

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The code R06.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems (R00-R09)
      • Abnormalities of breathing (R06)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Also called: Hiccough

A hiccup is an unintentional movement of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. It's followed by quick closing of the vocal cords, which produces the "hic" sound you make. There are a large number of causes, including large meals, alcohol, or hot and spicy foods. Hiccups may also start and stop for no obvious reason.

There is no sure way to stop hiccups. You can try

  • Breathing into a paper bag
  • Drinking or sipping a glass of cold water
  • Holding your breath

Hiccups aren't usually serious. Contact your health care provider if they last for more than a few days.

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