Oh, I had no idea a blockage could make a bulge. It looks like a hernia, at least it did yesterday. It was nearly gone and no pain this morning, bulging just slightly this afternoon.
I'm afraid to eat today. I've been trying hard to get rid of constipation, per my doc's orders, for 3 months. Fiber didn't seem to work. I finally had success with 1/2 tsp Miralax twice a day. I think the diarrhea trigger was pudding which I shouldn't have eaten anyway because I don't tolerate processed foods.
If it comes back, and I suspect it will, I'll call the doc's office. Meanwhile I'll stay off hard-to-digest foods.
ActiveUCer - Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going shopping tomorrow. Something snug might help until I can see my doc. Other products need a prescription.