Looking at pictures of your GI tract can help you to pinpoint where symptoms such as abdominal pain may be coming from. This understanding can also help you to better describe your symptoms to your healthcare provider.
The organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. The GI tract is one part of the digestive system. 2
As you can see in the picture, intestinal contents move through the ascending colon, across the transverse colon and down through the descending colon. As material moves through the various parts of the large intestine, water and salt are absorbed by the lining and the material is compacted into the stool.