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Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth make you feel like you have a lead ball in your stomach?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
U mean like in IBS?: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. Sibo may also occur from anatomic variations in the small bowel, altered small bowel motility, or a variety of systemic conditions that prevent permanent cure (e.g. The bacteria just grow back).

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