You would be smart to have a colonoscopy or barium enema to find out what your colon
looks like right now. Chronic constipation can cause
all sorts of problems, so knowing the cause now before other problems, like diverticulosis, complicates things would be smart. You might have something benign but problematic like splenic flexure syndrome, or a colon that is longer than normal and all twisted up, which is slowing things down.