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    Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. A capsule endoscopy camera sits inside a vitamin-size capsule you swallow. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist.

    It helps us see inside the small intestine — an area that isn’t easily reached with more-traditional endoscopy procedures.

    It is mainly done to explore unexplained bleeding in the small intestine, diagnose inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, also celiac disease and screen for polyps in small intestine.