Capsule Endoscopy question

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rummy
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/1/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Folks:

It's been 4 days since I had a capsule endoscopy and I'm yet to see the capsule go out. Anybody have this issue? Also, what happens next?

Thanks.

Rzrbckfan
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 8/2/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
You'll definately need to call the Dr if it doesn't pass by Monday.  You'll have to go in for an x-ray to find out if it passed and you didn't notice, or if it's stuck.
I'm a Crohnie with a non-functioning j-pouch because I've got an ileostomy (due to peri-anal abcess), and I swallowed mine in Dec, it got stuck, then somehow (fistula we think) bypassed the ileostomy and ended up in the J-pouch that I have.  I finally had it removed during a scope in May.
I know that Dave will probably come along sometime too, his never passed, and ended up (WORSE CASE SCENARIO) causing problems a few years later where he had to have surgery.
So, like I said, please call the Dr on Monday and have them do an x-ray to see if it's still in there!!!
Hope all goes well. 
27-yr old female, happily married for 5 yrs, 2 dogs...
Dx with UC May 2004; Total Colectomy, J-Pouch May 2005-April 2006; Abcess - April 2008, loop-ileostomy - change DX to Crohn's; Struggling with hemoglobin and iron counts since October 2008...
Current meds: Prednisone (BLAH!) 2 mg, Humira, Calcium 600 mg + D twice daily, Multivitamin, Prilosec OTC
Failed Meds: Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, Imuran, Remicaide


Mr. Denial
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/2/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Had a capsule get stuck on 8/8, didn't know it when i turned in my belt and stuff, went across the street and had two cheeseburgers. that night the cramps started, eventually so bad went to er and had xray . . .sure enough capsule was stuck. admitted to hospital, on 6th day surgery scheduled, but half hour before passed capsule, postponed surgery . . .whew!

petittarte
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 8/2/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
The first time I did a Capsule I saw it pass. I've done 2 more since then and I haven't seen them pass. I know that they did as I've had ct scans done since that are clean but I never saw anything. Granted I wasn't digging through my poop looking too hard for them either.
Jodi

Remicade and 6MP


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 8/2/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
i had it done and i never looked for the camera. quite frankly i didnt care. i had confidence in my system that it would pass, especially since i had an upper GI series before the camera pill to ensure i did not have any strictures. i have no discomfort and my bowel movements and stool seems normal. if you feel fine, chances are in 4 days you've passed it by now. but if you feel uncertain and want closure, then yes, check with your GI.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


ZenaWP
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   Posted 8/6/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I never saw mine pass and just kind of waited to see if I started feeling any pain or having any problems.  I didn't, so I'm sure it passed fine.  I think it depends on your gut situation as to whether or not it warrants a CT/Xray. 

Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 


isergodur
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   Posted 8/6/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I never saw mine come out and I did not do anything.

If you can eat and have normal BM then you are fine.
Don't have to worry
24 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
Crohn's disease in December 2008 Then they changed it to UC in June 2009.
and Autoimmune Hepeatitis in July 2009


Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~

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