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Am I a Suitable Candidate for Pill Capsule Endoscopy?

It is estimated that approximately 1.1 million Australians will suffer from Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) at some point in their life.  Some causes may include inadequate dietary intake (not including enough iron in your diet), the inability to absorb iron, exercise and blood loss i.e heavy menstrual cycle and blood donations. One way to diagnose iron deficiency is through a blood test and to help determine a definite cause, your GP can refer you onto a Gastroenterologist, who if deems necessary, can perform a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy. If these investigations are normal, further testing may be required.

To further establish the ideology of iron deficiency, Pill Capsule Endoscopy is one of the options to consider. With only a small amount of preparation, the Pill Capsule can determine any abnormalities or bleeding which could be causing anaemia. It doesn’t require any time out of your day and patients are then free to go home or to work.

Click on the Procedures tab to find out more on Pill Capsule Endoscopy.

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