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Can chronic hyperventilation syndrome cause false positives in hydrogen breath tests?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Seems so: So, be sure to advise the providers doing and interpreting the test of this condition. They might do a different test or prevent the hyperventilation in some way or whatever. It would be a good idea to find a way to stop that breathing pattern for many reasons - ask about it. Best!

Answered 6/2/2014

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