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Ileocolic Resection Surgery

Digestive Health | Last Active: Mar 27, 2019 | Replies (22)

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@tiss

Thanks for the additional information. Could you explain how they test for SIBO? What were your symptoms that led to the testing?

Your choice of a new GI doc was certainly a good one for you. How did you find this doctor, recommended by someone or did you research to find him?

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Bowel irregularities that happen after this type of surgery but just couldn't get better. Couldn't eat much, had constant bouts of diarrhea and a few bouts of bad constipation. Had bouts of urgency but inability to have a BM. Very uncomfortable all the time. I couldn't figure out what to eat. Still have issues with food but that's all trial and error after a resection. The test is so easy. It's a breath test. You drink lactulose a few hours before the test. You inhale from this tube , (which measures exhaled hydrogen and methane that help evaluate bacterial overgrowth) , and hold your breath until the nurse tells you to blow out. You do this several times. It takes a few hours. I got my results I believe the same day,

I found my new doctor by asking several friends who had digestive issues and 1 name in particular kept coming up. So I decided to try him and it has been a completely different experience than with the old GI.

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