copied and pasted from a medical dictonary: "a hernia often refers to an opening or weakness in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen. This defect causes a bulging of the abdominal wall."
Sounds like you have a hernia to me. Hernias do not always have to be bulging into other cavities, or have herniated contents within them....although the doctor does say "no true hernia", not sure why.
If you are still not comfortable using the hernia code, I suggest you go unlisted, doing a comparison to the hernia code.
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