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What are the risks involved in capsule endoscopy?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Rare

capsule endoscopy is overall very safe, as it is a non-invasive procedure.
However the main risk is having the capsule get stuck somewhere along the intestinal tract. Therefore if you have a history of intestinal obstruction this test should be avoided.

In brief: Rare

capsule endoscopy is overall very safe, as it is a non-invasive procedure.
However the main risk is having the capsule get stuck somewhere along the intestinal tract. Therefore if you have a history of intestinal obstruction this test should be avoided.
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