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A 21-year-old female asked:

I took lactulose breathe test and showed i had sibo. doc prescribed xifaxan (rifaximin). i heard sibo is likely to reoccur. how can i prevent it from coming back?

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Dr. Donald Lipkis
Gastroenterology 49 years experience
Nothing to do: What were your symptoms and did they improve after treatment? There are a number of potential causes but nothing for you to do to prevent recurrence. Should it recur with symptoms of diarrhea or bloating, another course of therapy may be indicated.

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