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A 24-year-old male asked:

small intestine bacteria overgrowth. is this serious? how is it treated

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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. Sometimes the composition and relative amounts can change after antibiotics or certain foods but there is no such thing as "bacterial overgrowth" despite many labs saying they will test you for it.

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Can small intestine bacteria overgrowth cause headaches? What are other symptoms?

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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 past, so this also plays into your equation. Let them go over your entire medical, surgical, trauma, stress history to give you the best answer on this. This is not a simple question. However you will get many good answers from your consult with the integrative doctor.

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