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Can the camera pill detect ulcerative colitis? I want to avoid doing a traditional colonoscopy.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Well yes, but...

Finding that your colon is inflamed by capsule endoscopy does not MAKE a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis.
The distribution of colitis, biopsy findings, IBD markers, as well as ruling out infection & ischemia are all important parts of the diagnosis. If you have UC you will likely need repeated colonoscopy surveillance with histology. Get a GI doctor who hears & can address your expressed concerns.

In brief: Well yes, but...

Finding that your colon is inflamed by capsule endoscopy does not MAKE a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis.
The distribution of colitis, biopsy findings, IBD markers, as well as ruling out infection & ischemia are all important parts of the diagnosis. If you have UC you will likely need repeated colonoscopy surveillance with histology. Get a GI doctor who hears & can address your expressed concerns.
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