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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 areas 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:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

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

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have nausea or are vomiting.
  • You have a fever.
  • Your symptoms get worse.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

  • Your abdomen becomes tender and hard.
  • Your bowel movements care black or have blood in them.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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