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Cause of bacterial overgrowth of small intestine

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
In some cases...: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. Sibo may also occur from anatomic ... Read More

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Uncommon: Small bowel bacterial overgrowth is usually a result of an excluded loop of small intestine from prior surgery, or could come from partial small intes... Read More
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Dysmotility: Agree with excellent answer by dr. Hoepfner. Also, some motility problems of the small intestine can lead to bacterial overgrowth (ie. Scleroderma).
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
Pediatric Infectious Disease 15 years experience
Don't understand: I'm not sure what your question is referring to or how this was even diagnosed. Everyone has bacteria in their intestines--it is completely normal. So... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Well: Probiotics Or AvtiviA type yogurt can help.healthtap or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Consider probiotics: Why the sibo? Had surgery? Taking ppis for acid ? Got funny anatomy, like small bowel diverticula? Consider probiotics such as s. Boulardii, probioti... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See Integrative Dr.: Sibo can cause many things. The best bet is to consult with an integrative physician, who specializes in this near you. You had an appendectomy in the... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Sure, but...: ...so could your Crohn's. Best get checked, since there are ways to distinguish & treat the two possibilities mentioned, most importantly if your... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes: Ileitis also called Crohn Disease is associated with mucosal inflammation and in some cases abscess formation. You can sometimes expect rectal seepage... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tania Dempsey
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
They are related: Sibo or small intestine bacterial overgrowth is a result of a multitude of things, det included. Carbohydrates, including fruits and grains feed the b... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Breath test/culture: Sibo is diagnosed by a hydrogen breath test or by directly culturing bacteria from a small intestine sample. The most common symptoms are excess gas,... Read More

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