Endoscopy Capsule Retention in a Young Female with Small Bowel Strictures Secondary to Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause small bowel damage, which could present in different ways, including abdominal pain and occult gastrointestinal bleeding. NSAID use can also result in small bowel strictures, which can be challenging to diagnose and manage. Here, we describe a case of a 49-year-old female who presented with chronic anaemia and intermittent abdominal pain, with a history of NSAID use. She underwent capsule endoscopy as part of the workup for anaemia and subsequently had capsule retention due to a small bowel stricture. Case Rep Gastroenterol 2021;15:948–953