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Is the Hydrogen Breath Test useful for IBS-C's?

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Is this test used for people with constipation too? or is it only for people who experience diahhrea?
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Generally the medical literature seems to indicate that bacterial overgrowth produces diarrhea.K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS:
I think it depends. I'm a C-type, but I'm pretty sure I have a sensitivity to the common denominator in oranges, grapefruits and fruit juices (citric acid?). This will cause unbelievable cramping and it wants to move through mys system as quickly as possible. Problem is that my IBS moves things through too slowly, so that this 'stuff' has to wait it's turn - days and days of pain.So, I'm sure I may be sensitive to something and could get tested for that so I know what to avoid, but I don't believe it'll do anything to indicate that is causing my IBS-C symptoms. Then again, you never know! They test may indicate something. If you really want to get the test, go for it.Ty[This message has been edited by Ty (edited 05-01-2001).]
Hi Beach! I posted the procedures of the test in my original thread. I alternated bask & forth between diahhria & constipation so I think it can be eithier. The main symptoms though are supposed to be mainly diahhria,gas & abdominal pain.
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