• You will be able to go home on the same day as the procedure and can go to work on the same day as well
  • You can drive after the procedure
  • Unless your doctor instructs you otherwise, you should be able to drink clear liquids in two hours and eat a light meal in four hours after taking the capsule 
  • During the study, you must refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activity such as running or jumping. 
  • The results of most tests will be available to you within a week of the procedure; however, the results of certain tests can take longer
  • Capsule endoscopy is complete after 8 hours or if you see a capsule in the toilet after a bowel movement.
  • You will have to go to your doctor to return the patches and recorder after your capsule endoscopy procedure is over. 
  • If you don't see a capsule in the toilet within 2 weeks contact your doctor and your doctor might ask for an X-ray to find out if the capsule is still present in your body.


Patient Information. (n.d.). Default. https://www.asge.org/home/for-patients/patient-information/understanding-capsule-endoscopy