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  1. GI-related Diagnostic Tests
    Hey everyone, So German doctors really don't like diagnosing SIBO. I've now seen 7 gastroenterologists none of whome will diagnose SIBO. I paid privately to get my own lactulose test to try to diagnose distal SIBO (the pain and problems are near my ileocecal valve). Here is my test overlaid...
  2. Diarrhea Prescription Medications
    So I have been reading a lot of medical reports from NCBI. And I have been trying to figure why at such a young age, I have been sick for so long. Three times of H Pylori infections in the past 7 years. When I was in NZ, I did not have the proper medical treatment because the insurance company...
  3. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, I have IBS-C. My predominant symptoms are bloating and constipation. So through my intensive research online, the possibility of why I always feel bloated right after food even with a strict low-fodmap diet is that I have SIBO. So I asked my GI to give me the hydrogen breath test and it...
  4. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hi everyone :) I have IBS for 8 years and I am going to do a hydrogen breath test with glucose. I was doing some reading and I saw that the GBT (glucose breath test) only covers a small part of the small intestine. Should a do the lactulose instead? Can anybody help me? thanks
  5. GI-related Diagnostic Tests
    Hey i have a question. Can manuka honey makes h pylori breath test false-negative? please answer ; p
  6. General Discussion
    For those of you who have had a fructose breath test, what was the preparation diet you had to follow the day before the test? I noticed that different labs seem to have different rules on what you can and cannot eat. I'm curious if some labs are just stricter than others but the test is the...
  7. General Discussion
    Hello, I am new to the forum but have had symptoms of IBS/SIBO for over 10 years. I was wondering if anyone has had the experience of being diagnosed and/or treated for SIBO in Wales and whether the Wales NHS covers procedures and tests, such as lactulose-based breath testing. Thanks!
  8. Diet
    I was dxed with IBS as a teenager, but was told by the doctor there was nothing he could do. He suggested I eat more fiber, which made things worse. I've had low level digestive issues, with some flares, throughout my adult life. I've had other health problems-significantly thyroid cancer...
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