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How long does it usually take to be cured with sibo? (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Maybe temporary fix

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).

In brief: Maybe temporary fix

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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Dr. Garland Yarborough
U may need to take antibiotics periodically or on a chronic basis
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