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Capsule Endoscopy

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure to take pictures of the inside of your small bowel (intestine). The pictures may show if you have growths, swelling, or bleeding in your intestine. You may need this procedure if you have symptoms such as blood in your bowel movements or chronic stomach pain.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • Your abdomen becomes bloated.
  • You have abdominal pain.
  • You are vomiting.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You may need to return to go over the results of your procedure. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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