I am in debilitating pain from my "ibs" and tested positive on hydrogen breath test. What now?

It depends. It depends on how/in what way you tested positive on your hydrogen breath test. If it was fructose, then foods high in this should be avoided. If lactose, then avoid those foods that are high in that, like milk. Avoiding stress and an overall high fiber, bland diet would help a great deal if not already done. A visit to your doctor to discuss your test result, and adjust your therapy can help.

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Why hydrogen breath test positive for lactose intolerance?

See below. The patient is given lactose after an overnight fast, after which exhaled air samples are collected before and at 30-minute intervals for 3 hours to assess hydrogen gas concentrations. If the concentration increases a lot, it proves the diagnosis. Read more...

Whys hydrogen breath test referred to as the "gold standard"?

Hydrogen breath test. It is gold standard because it is the old and reliable test used todiagnose fructoce and lactose intolerance, and bacterial overgrowth syndrome and no other test comes close to it.But having said that the standardisind and interpretation of the test still remains difficult. Read more...
It's good. Gold standard means that the test mentioned is considered to be the best possible test for that specific medical problem. Read more...

Why is hydrogen breath test referred to as the "gold standard"?

Hydrogen breath test. It is gold standard because it is the old and reliable test used todiagnose fructoce and lactose intolerance, and bacterial overgrowth syndrome and no other test comes close to it.But having said that the standardisind and interpretation of the test still remains difficult. Read more...
It's good. Gold standard means that the test mentioned is considered to be the best possible test for that specific medical problem. Read more...

What kind of doctor should do a hydrogen breath test and methane breath test?

Any. Any physician can do those. Those are simple tests. However, gastroenterologists usually do them because that is in their focused area of expertise. But they are not any more qualified than a general practitioner in doing them. Read more...

What is hydrogen breath test for lactose intolerance?

See below. The patient is given lactose after an overnight fast, after which exhaled air samples are collected before and at 30-minute intervals for 3 hours to assess hydrogen gas concentrations. If the concentration increases a lot, it proves the diagnosis. Read more...

What should one not eat before hydrogen breath test?

Nothing... We do hydrogen breath tests in the office for lactose intolerance and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and you need to be fasting for about 4 hours before the test. Read more...

I'm having a hydrogen breath test on monday what is it exactly and what should I do to prepare for it?

Lactose intolerant. It tests for lactose intolerance and can also test for short bowel overgrowth of bacteria which can lead to excess gas production. Follow the instructions of your provider. Do not have anything to eat or drink before the procedure for 8 hours. Read more...