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Capsule endoscopy uses a capsule with a tiny camera in it to take pictures of the digestive tract. The capsule is swallowed like a pill and takes pictures as it travels through the digestive tract. These pictures are sent to a recorder outside the body. The capsule passes out of the body through the stool within a few days.

Capsule endoscopy is the most used to check for problems in the small bowel (intestine). These problems include bleeding and tumors. The test can also help diagnose Crohn’s Disease. This is a condition that causes inflammation, sores, and narrowing of the bowel. The test is done in our office.

 Risks and Possible Complications

There is a small chance that the capsule becomes stuck in the bowels and does not pass out of the body. Your doctor will discuss these risks with you during your consultation.

Suburban Gastroenterology