It's up to you, really. This is a matter of debate with this particular issue but ultimately, it's up to the coder. If it is not documented as a final dx, I personally, would not. Some opinions would differ. It states in the official guidelines that you are allowed to code any other chronic illnesses that a patient may have. Abdominal pain is typically a sign & symptom of a disease and signs & symptoms should not be used when a definitive dx is found, but since he didn't give you one, you can go with it. Maybe a history code would be better in this scenerio.
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