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I have iron def anaemia. Colonoscopy result ok, fobt +ve for blood am waiting for capsule endoscopy result. What is pill camera able to diagnose?

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Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: intestinal source

Capsule endoscopy can evaluate the entire small intestine for any ulcerations, tumors, etc.
this is usually used when both upper and lower endoscopic evaluations reveal negative (normal) results

In brief: intestinal source

Capsule endoscopy can evaluate the entire small intestine for any ulcerations, tumors, etc.
this is usually used when both upper and lower endoscopic evaluations reveal negative (normal) results
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Capsule endoscopy?

Capsule endoscopy (ce) can't be steered (yet) & can't take biopsies, but is amazingly useful in viewing the small bowel in real-time.
As such, capsule endoscopy can find tumors, ulcers, bleeding sites, crohn's disease with great accuracy, and thus better direct treatment. Good luck--.

In brief: Capsule endoscopy?

Capsule endoscopy (ce) can't be steered (yet) & can't take biopsies, but is amazingly useful in viewing the small bowel in real-time.
As such, capsule endoscopy can find tumors, ulcers, bleeding sites, crohn's disease with great accuracy, and thus better direct treatment. Good luck--.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: It is not possible

To scope most of the small bowel.
The pill cam can take pictures during the transit through the bowel and identify a site of blood loss.

In brief: It is not possible

To scope most of the small bowel.
The pill cam can take pictures during the transit through the bowel and identify a site of blood loss.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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