The opposite of diarrhea, constipation can also occur when your colon is inflamed or blocked. If your doctor needs more information to form a proper diagnosis, they may use a tomography scan in order to find what part of the colon is affected. If inflammation is to blame, there are dietary changes and medication that can help correct the issue.
Gas will start to form in the colon when you’re constipated, and fecal matter is getting stuck behind the obstruction that you have. If you’re experiencing bloating, your doctor will likely recommend that you increase the number of whole grains, fruits and vegetables that you eat each day. They will help to keep your GI system running smoothly.