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capsule endoscopy -how long to pass
jodi2125 posted:
For those that have had this test, how long did it take you to pass the capsule? I did the test today and swallowed it around 9. I passed it tonight but Im just curious to see if thats the norm or if mine was faster or slower. I read that ittakes food about 24-48 hrs to pass through but I know the camera may be different as nothing to absorb from it. thanks.. also, how long was your results and what kinds of things can they find. thanks, jodi
missladyburns responded:
Hi, I had the capsule endoscopy a few weeks ago and my dr said it would take about 8 hours to pass because your intestines are empty and the camera is specially coated to make it go through easily! But for me it took 4 & 1/2 days......My dr said that it may have been temporarily lodge some where, so I had to get xrays to confirm it passed. They found ulcers throughout my entire small intestine that they could not find any other way. For me it confirmed a crohns diagnosis. Im not entirely sure what else they can fined because for me they were looking for something very specific. My results also took only 2 days so hopefully you will get yours back just as quickly. Good luck ......................................Mica

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