Posted 2/16/2017 11:46 PM (GMT -6)
I agree with gumby. If you may have a stricture or narrowing (whether new inflammation or scar tissue), a capsule endoscopy is not a great idea. An MR enterography is a much better idea. It should show any narrowing, if there is any, plus anything going on outside the inner lining of the intestines - things such as scar tissue or adhesions outside the bowel.
Capsule endoscopy is used more for diagnosis when other tests (colonoscopies and MRIs or CT scans) are inconclusive. Once a diagnosis is established, it isn't used that often. And then, it's only more appropriate to use it when scopes are clean but you have ongoing symptoms *other than* things that could indicate narrowing.