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A 24-year-old female asked:

I tested positive on hydrogen breath tests for lactose, fructose, and lactulose. what additional tests should i request? i still feel sick.

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
All this means...: ...Is that you should not consume foods containing large amounts of lactose or fructose (lactulose is not a food sugar.) if you feel sick while avoiding those, then the problem is unrelated to this intolerance.
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Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
DON'T: You do not request tests, you discuss with your doctor or doctors and together come up with a plan. If not satisfied change doctors. Just a tip when you go to a doctor and ask for a test to be done some doctors get a little put off. Believe me it is not just me. I would send you on your way- immediately. Lactulose is a medication.
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Last updated Sep 10, 2013

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