How SITZMARKS® Works

SITZMARKS®  is used by your health care provider to diagnose many gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, such as:

  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Constipation
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Functional Outlet Obstruction
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hypomotility
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Your health care provider will give you SITZMARKS®  to be taken with a large glass of water. It passes naturally through the digestive tract. The capsule dissolves, releasing the rings. This is not a harmful test – the ingredients in the capsule are expelled naturally.

The SITZMARKS® capsule contains 24 radiopaque rings – which are visible via the  X-ray procedure. Your health care provider will schedule X-ray appointments as required. Your health care provider will count the number of rings present in your digestive tract after each X-ray and will discuss potential treatment options.

doctors looking at an x-ray