Lamb, insist that they try the Agile patency capsule first. If it doesn't pass, no harm done, it will dissolve w/in 3-4 days. If it does pass then you should be good to go for the pill camera endoscopy. Keep in mind tho, that the PCE has only an 8 hour battery life and therefore is of no value for replacing the colonoscopy to get a look at the colon. On the other hand, Dr May always said that Crohn's has a tendency to skip UPWARDS in the GI tract, rather than down so the PCE can be a real blessing for many of us!
(By the way - the colon, the ileum, the jejunem and the duodenum are ALL intestines).
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 2/29/2008 2:28:27 PM (GMT-7)