It sounds like you are right.quote:I'm pretty sure my gas is caused by bacteria in the gut.
How much gas is tons of gas? Itï¿½s important to quantify this because when most people complain of too much gas it turns out they have a normal amount.If you really do have an abnormal amount, the next step would be to have hydrogen breath testing done for each of the simple sugars lactose, fructose, sucrose and one done with lactulose. By comparing the gas produced to the lactulose result, you can determine whether you are malabsorbing sugars.Unfortunately, it is diffucult to determine from the lactulose test whether bacterial overgrowth is present, although it is probably unlikely to cause excess gas and just excess gas. If malabsorption were not the problem, it is probably the case as you suggest that you have the "wrong" bacteria.That would probably show up on the lactulose breath test as high colonic peak value.quote:Since I have tons of gas do I have the wrong type of bacteria?