Will a colonoscopy help if I am always bloated?

This question was asked in Indianapolis, Indiana on 05/02/2012.
I'm always bloated and extremely gassy. No matter what I take it doesn't help. I've tried Beano, Gas-X, Fiber tablets, baking soda, Phazyne and store brands. They might work for a day or two, but after that nothing works. I even do colon cleansing and laxatives. I have pain in my right or left shoulder blades; the pain starts in the upper front and goes to the back. When I go to do #2 have blood in my stool. I'm always constipated, but I drink 8-12 glasses of water a day starting at 5 in the morning. I drink 1 cup of coffee a day.

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 5/3/2012 9

Colonoscopy will not fix your problem but it may help diagnose it.