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7 days before the patency procedure
We need you to stop the following:
- Iron tablets, this includes any supplements you take which contain Iron.
- Opiate or codeine pain relief.
We may need you to stop some diabetic medication, this should also have been discussed at your pre-assessment appointment. If you have any questions regarding your medication or are unsure, please contact us – telephone 01642 854451 or email: [email protected]
Night before swallowing the patency capsule
- From 8pm: DO NOT eat.
- From midnight: DO NOT drink.
At 7am swallow the patency capsule we have given to you.
- Do not eat or drink for 2 hours.
- You may drink clear fluids after 2 hours.
- You may eat after four hours.
We need you to then monitor each bowel motion until you see the patency capsule pass out with your stools. This will look the same as when you swallowed it.
ONLY APPLIES IF YOU CANNOT CONFIRM PASSAGE OF THE CAPSULE.
If you cannot confirm that you have passed the capsule you will need to attend the Endoscopy outpatient’s department at 2pm the day after swallowing the patency capsule.
At this appointment we will organise an X-ray of your abdomen. This is to determine the position of the capsule. A CT scan may also be required if more information is needed.
Should you require ambulance transport, please contact your GP to book this. It is important to do this at least 48 hours before your procedure.
If you require further advice following your endoscopy capsule procedure please contact us:
Capsule nurse specialist team:
Dr Andrew Douglass (Consultant Gastroenterologist)
- Telephone: 01642 854860
- Email: [email protected]
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.