capsule endoscopy -how long to pass
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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
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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 :grin: ......................................Mica