The Vibrating Pill to Fight Constipation


People who suffer from chronic constipation often turn to laxatives to get things moving again, but sometimes even that won’t do the trick. [A] new type of pill takes a completely different approach to this human plumbing problem, by physically stimulating the bowel from within to get some action going.

The tiny pill doesn’t contain any medicine, but does have a tiny electric motor that makes the entire capsule vibrate. The patient swallows the pill, which then starts to vibrate about six to eight hours later.

By this time, the pill will have gone past the stomach and entered the intestines, where the vibrations stimulate the intestinal walls to begin contractions.


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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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