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How is capsule endoscopy used to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease?

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This test may be helpful to diagnose disease in the small intestine, such as in Crohn’s disease. You swallow a small capsule that has a camera in it. Pictures are taken of the esophagus, stomach and small bowel and then sent to a receiver you wear on a belt. At the end of the procedure, the pictures are downloaded from the receiver onto a computer. The camera is passed through your body into the toilet.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/16/2019

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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.
FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

SOURCE: 
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.
FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

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