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Endoscopy - sponge on a string

(11 Posts)
Esspee Fri 30-Oct-20 13:49:13

The newest treatment option is to swallow a pill with string attached. The pill opens in the stomach to become a sponge which is drawn back up taking cell samples as it goes.

Sparklefizz Fri 30-Oct-20 13:50:36

Ooh. Is that in the UK Esspee ?

Ilovecheese Fri 30-Oct-20 14:02:37

Wow!

Gwenisgreat1 Fri 30-Oct-20 14:09:25

I hate to think what else it would bring up with me!!

GagaJo Fri 30-Oct-20 14:18:43

Doesn't it block your breathing as it comes thru your throat?

Esspee Fri 30-Oct-20 14:46:12

Glasgow health board were publicising it today.

Esspee Fri 30-Oct-20 15:10:38

If anyone is interested send me a PM with an email address and I’ll send the media release to you.

PECS Fri 30-Oct-20 15:19:30

Gagajo the have to remove the camera that you swallow...

GagaJo Fri 30-Oct-20 16:59:20

True PECS. I've had one.

Calendargirl Fri 30-Oct-20 19:04:44

What if the string breaks?

FannyCornforth Fri 30-Oct-20 19:13:59

Another Scottish / medicine thread! smile