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If I have a positive fructose breath test what does that mean?

If I have a positive fructose breath test what does that mean?

Problem digesting: A positive test indicates trouble digesting fructose, a type of sugar. Symptoms included diarrhea, bloating and cramping. ...Read more

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My breath really smells and I have done everything even a breath test! i don't know what else I should do. Please help!

My breath really smells and I have done everything even a breath test! i don't know what else I should do. Please help!

Find Cause: Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc. Smoking is a major cause of ad breath. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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How can it feel to have a urea breath test?

How can  it feel to have a urea breath test?

Simple to perform: Urea breath test is easy and simple to perform.You are asked to collect sampme of your breath before the test start either blowing into a balloon or blowingbubbles into a bottle containing liquid.Then you are given dose of ures labeled with radioactive c14 or non radioactvec13.The samples are collected after giving the urea. ...Read more

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What’s the h. Pylori breath test?

What’s the h. Pylori breath test?

See below: The test that i think of for breath testing is for helicobacter pylori, which is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers. This test is accurate and currently seems to be preferred over blood testing for h. Pylori. There have been some breath testing for intestinal bacterial overgrowth problems, but I do not know if it is performed much anymore. ...Read more

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Why fast before urea breath test?

Why fast before urea breath test?

Accuracy of test: This urea breath test is for detecting h.Pylori, a bacterium, that can cause peptic ulcer disease.Helicobacter pylori lives in the stomach and breaks down urea.This natural substance found in normal humans.Capsule is swallowed with urea attached to radiactive label c14. After 15 min. Breath into balloon which is analized to determine presence of bacteria. Food and certain medications interfere. ...Read more

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Why is hydrogen breath test performed?

Why is hydrogen breath test performed?

LACTOSE,FRUCTOSE INT: This test is done to diagnose lactose and fructose intolerance small bpwel bacterial overgrowth other sugars malabsorption, like sucrose, mannitol, sorbitro, glucose and lactulose. ...Read more

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How must I prepare for my hydrogen breath test?

How must I prepare for my hydrogen breath test?

Ask...........: It is always best to ask the doctor ordering the test or the lab taking the test. ...Read more