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This test is used to look for bleeding or other problems in the small intestine. Your child swallows a capsule that contains a tiny video camera. As the capsule moves through the small intestine, the camera takes pictures and sends them to a recording device. When the test is done, the doctor uploads the images to a computer to be examined. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was the first program in the area to offer wireless capsule endoscopy.
More about what to expect with capsule endoscopy.
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