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A 42-year-old female asked:

i had a capsule endoscopy that was clear. in april & aug 18th i had mild bowel obstructions in the sm intestines. could the camera miss any adhesions?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
YES , not intended: Capsule endoscopy will detect pathology ( disease ) inside the lumen of bowel like bleeding , tumors etc It can not visualize the adhesions as they are outer surface of bowel, but laparoscopic examination will . Speak to your doctor

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