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Once you have swallowed the capsule
Do not drink or eat for 2 hours
- After 2 hours: You can drink clear fluids
- After 4 hours: You can have a light meal
After your examination has been completed you are able to eat and drink and mobilise (move around) as normal.
Once your procedure has been completed the sensor array and data recorder will be removed. The test is then complete and your results will be reviewed by the doctor.
The capsule is disposable and you will pass this from your body naturally when you go to the toilet. You do not normally feel any pain or discomfort. When you pass a stool you must look until you can see the capsule.
Please contact the endoscopy nurses to let them know once you have seen the capsule to confirm.
If you are unable to confirm you have passed the capsule, an X-ray of your abdomen may be required. The Endoscopy Nurses will contact you if this is required but, only once your capsule report has been completed. This can take 8 weeks following your procedure.
The Endoscopy Nurses will contact you; you do not need to ring the department.
If you require further information, please contact the Endoscopy Capsule Service.
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.