I had the M2A capsule test in Feb 2007. GI "assumed" it came out. Didn't see anything to worry about
on pics. In April 2007 I went for a CT enterography as I was still having tons of issues. Radiologist says "we see something metal in your stomach".. huh?!?! LOL! Capsule was stuck in there. Went to Colorectal surgeon who wanted to do a colonoscopy to see if they could remove it that way. If they couldn't get to it, they would do surgery. I said let's just do the surgery and see what's going on in there AND get the camera out. Ended up with
open surgery and 14" of small bowel along with 4" of colon resected.
As for the actual test, it's simple. I didn't eat for 8 hours beforehand. Went in, got strapped into a monitor contraption that made me look like a bomber. Mine was much larger than a sardine can. More like a dvd box. Swallowed the pill which was about
the size of an XXL vitamin. Came back in 8 hours and had it taken off. Results back in 2 weeks.
For most this test is a great indicator of what's going on. For me, it left me thinking nothing was wrong when the camera was stuck in there for 5 months by the time I had the surgery.
Fibromyalgia DX March 2003
Crohn's DX Jan 2006 (Symptoms since 96-Misdiagnosed as "female" problems-Major flare during pregnancy in 05 which lead to DX)
1st resection July 2007
Currently on Remicade/8 weeks