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How common is it for someone to need a capsule endoscopy?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Capsule endoscopy is very useful to help diagnose causes for anemia, small intestinal polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease.

In brief: Sometimes

Capsule endoscopy is very useful to help diagnose causes for anemia, small intestinal polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the reaso

Capsule endoscopy is a useful noninvasive procedure to look at the small intestine.
The frequency of its use depends on the indication. The most common indications are concern for a bleeding source in the small intestine, or concern for polyps/cancer, or crohn's disease. For these indications, it is used pretty often.

In brief: Depends on the reaso

Capsule endoscopy is a useful noninvasive procedure to look at the small intestine.
The frequency of its use depends on the indication. The most common indications are concern for a bleeding source in the small intestine, or concern for polyps/cancer, or crohn's disease. For these indications, it is used pretty often.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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