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moulana

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Capsule Endoscopy.!
« on: October 27, 2012, 09:34:58 AM »
Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. The camera sits inside a vitamin-sized capsule that you swallow. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist or over your shoulder.

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Re: Capsule Endoscopy.!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 09:38:22 AM »
How it helps to diagnose or treat the disease?What diseases?
Is it really comfort for the patients?

moulana

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Re: Capsule Endoscopy.!
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 09:47:17 AM »
It helps to diagnose or treat:

1)Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding:- Capsule endoscopy can help find the cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.

2)Inflammatory bowel diseases:- It may find the areas of inflammation in the small intestine, Crohn's disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases.

3)Cancer:- It can identify tumors in the small intestine. Sometimes it is done in conjunction with CT enterography,which can indicate tumors within the small bowel wall.

4)Celiac disease:- Studies suggest that capsule endoscopy can detect intestinal changes associated with celiac disease — an immune reaction to eating gluten — and can help detect complications of the condition.

5)Polyps. People who have inherited polyposis syndromes that can cause polyps in the small intestine, such as Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, may occasionally have capsule endoscopy to screen for polyps.

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Re: Capsule Endoscopy.!
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 09:54:39 AM »
After the procedure you don't need to collect the camera capsule — it can be safely flushed down the toilet.
Your body may expel the camera capsule within hours, or it may be expelled after several days. Each person's digestive system is different.
If you don't see the capsule in the toilet within two weeks, contact your doctor. An X-ray may be done to see if the capsule is still in your body.

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Re: Capsule Endoscopy.!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 05:56:02 PM »
Hi,
    In capsule endoscopy the capsule have to be taken which contain small camera, that camera can taken the images of internal organ and that image can be shown in the computer,that capsule can be thrown away or comes out with waste matter.
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Re: Capsule Endoscopy.!
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 06:17:59 PM »
Hello,
Thanks for sharing useful info... :)