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Capsule Endoscopy

  • What is a Capsule Endoscopy?

    Capsule endoscopy is a diagnostic tool which consists of a wireless camera inside a pill. It is a painless and non-invasive tool that provides images of the small intestine. The capsule is swallowed and travels along the oesophagus (food pipe) to the stomach and small intestine. It captures tens of thousands of images that get recorded on a hard disk worn as a belt by the patient.

    The pill is passed out with the faeces. The images are then studied by the doctor to find any disorders or abnormalities of the small intestine.

  • Capsule endoscopy can be used to diagnose the cause and location of bleeding in the small intestine. It is also used to diagnose tumours and inflammatory (swelling) bowel disease of the small intestine. It can also help your doctor find the cause of your symptoms like frequent and long-lasting abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

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