Capsule Enteroscopy Preparation


    1. Please stop taking your iron supplements three days prior to the test. Please avoid salad and raw vegetables the day before the test. Nothing to eat or drink after 9pm the night before the test. NO medications the morning of the test. Follow the enclosed bowl prep instructions.
    2. Please shave any excess hair from the abdominal area at least 6 inches above and 6 inches before the navel. No lotions, creams, or powders on your abdomen the day of the test.
    3. Please wear pants with an elastic waistband (jogging pants, stretch pants, etc.) as well as a loose fitting shirt, once the recorder belt is placed you will be unable to tuck in your shirt.
    4. Please arrive at the office located at 28963 Little Mack, Suite 101, in St. Clair Shores at 7:45am as directed by the scheduler. THIS IS A TIMED STUDY AND PROMPTNESS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. YOU MAY BE RESCHEDULED IF YOU ARE LATE.
    5. The sensory array, recorder, and belt will be applied and you will be asked to ingest the capsule with a solution of 2 drops of liquid gas-x and a small amount of water.
    6. After ingesting the capsule, please notify us immediately at (586) 447-0700 ext. 376 if any abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting occur.
    7. After you ingest the capsule you should avoid any strenuous activity, bending, and stooping.
    8. After ingesting the capsule and until it has been excreted, avoid any source of powerful electromagnetic fields such as MRI machines.
    9. Do not remove the belt for any reason.
      1. After you ingest the capsule you will continue nothing to eat or drink for the first 3 hours. Then follow the instructions given to you by the technician.
      2. Please monitor the blue flashing light on top of the recorder, this light tells you that the test is functioning properly. If this light should stop flashing blue or change to orange you may have passed the capsule. Please call our office for further instructions if this occurs.
      3. You will return to our office at 3:45pm for removal of the belt and data recorder as instructed.

**Bowel Prep Instructions

    1. Purchase over the counter Miralax - 4 ounce bottle.
    2. The morning of the test - Mix all of the Miralax bottle contents with 32 ounces of Gatorade or Smart Water and refrigerate. No red or purple colored liquids. You will begin drinking hte liquid mixutre at 5pm the night before the test.
    3. The day before the test you have a normal breakfast and lunch. You must avoid raw vegetables and salad for these meals. Also no red or purple liquids for these meals.
    4. Dinner will consist of a clear liquid diet (nothing red or purple). This includes:
      1. Clear broth (chicken, beef, vegetable)
      2. Pop (including Pepsi, Coke, etc.)
      3. Coffee or Tea (no cream)
      4. Fruit juice (no pulp)
      5. Water
      6. Popsicles or Fruit Ices
      7. Jello
      8. Gatorade
    5. The Miralax Prep must be completed by 9pm. NO food or liquids after 9pm.
    6. The morning of the test, nothing by mouth. Teeth brushing is fine, just don't swallow any water.
    7. Any questions, please call 586-447-0700 ext. 376.