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HELP: interpreting SIBO breath test results

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Okay, today I had a SIBO breath test.

There is only ONE BREATH TEST MACHINE in the whole country where I live (for 150 million people) and I was the second patient using it. They told me that nobody knows about it.

Basically, they put me in front of the machine, told me to push the button, breath out and record things on a sheet of paper every 15 minutes. I was doing everything myself. So half through the test I realized that the cup was not very well connected to the machine, but the remaining results were solid.

They told me they could not interpret the results. If anybody ever had this test done, ANY FEEDBACK would be appreciated.

Methane (CH4 - ppm)

Initial / 34

15 min / 37

30 min / 32

45 min / 32

1 hour / 35

1 hour 15 min / 38

1 hour 30 min / 35

1 hour 45 min / 34

ACCURATE READINGS:

2 hours / 39

2 hours15 min / 45

2 hours30 min / 36

2 hours45 min / 36

3 hours / 39

Hydrogen (H2 - ppm)

Initial reading: /1

Readings every 15 min: 4, 4, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Accurate readings: 3, 2, 3, 8, 17

Do I have SIBO or not?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 14, 2013
at 04:44 PM

They did, thanks. I don't have SIBO anymore.

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on August 14, 2013
at 03:32 PM

sorry to hear, @VB. Hope the antibiotics help.

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Db83c2c5ea492d6716c28a0b561ee174

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on August 10, 2013
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Wikipedia - Breath Test

As described in the link, they should have given you something (lactulose, dextrose) to produce the needed response, after a period of fasting. If they didn't or you didn't fast, the test has little significance. It does looks like you are producing both gases, however...

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 10, 2013
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SIBO :( Flagyl and Rifaximin.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 14, 2013
at 04:44 PM

They did, thanks. I don't have SIBO anymore.

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

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on August 14, 2013
at 03:32 PM

sorry to hear, @VB. Hope the antibiotics help.

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