This is my experience with pill cams...I had one and it got caught. It caught where I had previous surgery and my small intestine was narrow. Was in for 5 days!! I was shceduled to have surgery to get it out and ... then, it came out ..whew!
My GI always goes on and on about pill cams being the only true way to see inside the area they need to. I was scheduled for another one not to long ago ...however, Dr. said that he was going to "place" it down in the small intestines when I was out for and endoscopy. He thought that it would keep it from getting caught...who knows? They were going to do both at the same time. a 2fer! But, needless to say I didn't get it done because I ended up in E.R. with another issue..anyways, it's pretty painless and it does work if it doesn't get stuck!
"Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!