Hi Newmother, There is never anything normal about
stool coming out of your belly button. Can you see anything there now? Is there maybe something that looks like a pimple? This could well be a fistula or tunnel from the bowel through the skin. IF that's the case, it can be treated and fixed, but it does need to be addressed.
If you continue having trouble passing stool, you should return to the ER. Also, if your pain gets any worse, you need immediate medical attention.
The meds they gave you are supposed to result in softening of the stool by adding water to your bowel. Make sure to keep drinking plenty of fluids to help the process and avoid dehydration. However, one course of meds is not always the answer for a fecal impaction.
Regardless of whatever you do over the weekend, you need to get an appt to see a Gastroenterologist immeidately. That should be first on your list for Monday morning. If you can't get an appt right away, ask your Primary to call the Doc's office and get you in. It's amazing how a request froma Doc can make an appt available.
I hope you find answers and relief soon.
Keah a.k.a. Wormy
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