Friday, June 4, 2010

WHAT HAPPEN AND RESULTS OF THE CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY

SMALL BOWEL CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY 


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY?

At the end of the procedure, you will need to go back to your doctor to return the data recorder and sensor array. The images acquired will then be downloaded to a workstation for your doctor to review. After ingesting the capsule and until it is excreted, you should not have a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examination or be near an MRI machine.


HOW WILL I KNOW THE RESULTS OF THE CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY?

After you return the equipment, your doctor will process the information from the data recorder and will view a colour video of the pictures taken from the capsule. After the doctor has looked at this video, you will be contacted with the results.


HOW DOES THE CAPSULE GET ELIMINATED AND WILL I FEEL IT COME OUT?

The capsule is disposable and passes naturally with your bowel movement. You should not feel any pain or discomfort.

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