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The most common reason for doing capsule endoscopy is to search for a cause of bleeding from the small intestine. It may also be useful for detecting polyps, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease), ulcers and tumors of the small intestine.What is the purpose of capsule endoscopy?
Capsule endoscopy sheds light on the middle regions of the gastrointestinal tract without exploratory surgery. Swallowing the tiny camera can reveal the source of gastrointestinal bleeding, detect bowel inflammation from Crohn’s disease, find tumors and see ulcers.What does capsule endoscopy mean?
What is capsule endoscopy? Capsule endoscopy is a technology that uses a swallowed video capsule to take photographs of the inside of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.Does capsule endoscopy show the large bowel?
A colon capsule endoscopy is a painless procedure which uses a camera to examine the large bowel (colon). Your bowel takes away the waste your body does not need. The large bowel is normally checked by a colonoscopy - this is done using a thin flexible tube with a camera on the end.