Have a clear image of Your Digestive tract with Capsule Endoscopy in a painless way!
You can get to know about your intestinal condition in a painless and non-invasive way by the Capsule Endoscopy in Abu Dhabi, the patient only needs to swallow a small capsule with a camera. The camera moves from the throat to the whole digestive tract and takes pictures of the tract. Being a non-invasive process it is preferred by everyone. Also, the process gives accurate results. Doctors are using this technique for the good of their patients and to have a detailed analysis of patient’s small intestines. Read below to know more.
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What is Capsule Endoscopy?
Capsule endoscopy is the process of swallowing a small capsule camera into the digestive tract. The camera gives the visual detail of the gastrointestinal tract and small intestine to the doctors. While it’s movement, the camera takes pictures of the tract which are transmitted to the recorder outside. These images are gathered in the form of a video to determine the actual issue of the digestive way. After the diagnosis, the doctors help go for a specific treatment. This treatment allows the doctors to analyze the areas where the traditional endoscopy can not reach.
How the Apparatus is Set?
The capsule endoscopy consists of a plastic capsule, a computer system to visualize the images, a compact lens, a battery, and a mini camera. The camera is only 11mm *(26mm) and it has been made possible by nanotechnology. The doctor will first tell the patient about the procedure and then will instruct them to lie down. Now the patient needs to swallow the capsule. With markings on the tummy area, your doctor will adjust different sensors on the abdomen and then a belt containing a data recorder is placed on the waist of the patient.
The sensors are then connected to the data recorder by putting the sensor protrusions in the matching grooves of the data recorder. Now the capsule endoscopy is in process. The doctors can download the data by removing the apparatus after 8 hours.
Who Needs this Diagnosis?
Individuals who are facing the following tissues and symptoms need to go for the procedure. The problems can get develop in children as well as in adults. The symptoms are as follows:
- Celiac issues
- Changes in bowel movements
- Colon and rectum polyps
- Weigh loss
- Abdominal pain and cramps
- Blood in feces
- Inflammation in the intestines
- Loss of blood in the small intestine
Types of Capsule Endoscopy:
Gastroenterologists use to carry out endoscopies using different types of capsules. There are various capsules with different numerals of cameras, quality of images, time recordings, transmission procedures, and the life of batteries.
There is an endoscopy that does not use any recorder but instead stores data. In that case, capsules are taken and put in the recorder.
How to Prepare for the Capsule Endoscopy?
Before the test, a patient needs to follow the following:
- Do not eat or drink for almost 12 hours
- Tell your doctor about your medical history
- Discuss if you have any allergies
- Your doctor needs to know about past surgeries including the pacemaker installation
- Discuss issues if any with the medications
How Does it Work?
After the capsule is inside the patient, he/she should avoid MRI and should not go near the magnetic machines. The patients are allowed to drink during this time but eating anything is prohibited. The process needs around 4 hours to work completely. Do not get indulge in hard exercises.
What Happens After the Capsule Insertion?
After the 4 hours of process, the capsule can be collected. For this, the patient needs to look up for it while pooping. Then the patient will give the device back to the doctor. If you have not found any capsule in your poop after a few days then you need to contact your doctor for this. The doctor will help you in finding it through X-rays and other imaging processes.
The images taken by the camera will be transformed into a video and then your physician will watch the video to observe the condition of your gastrointestinal tract.
Are there any Risks?
The process is simple and risk free until carried out by an expert doctor otherwise there are different complications that can occur for example; the capsule can get stuck in your throat or gastrointestinal tract. Patients with the issue of swollen tract or chron’s disease can face difficulity in passing the capsule. Abdominal pain and bloating can occur as a result, if the doctor does not carry out the process properly.
Get Your Diagnosis Today!
If you are feeling any symptoms of gastrointestinal issues and want to know the reason you should contact Enfield Royal Clinic. Dr. Kadir Koray is here for your guidance and treatment with years of experience. Schedule your appointment today by filling out the appointment below!