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I drank lactulose 10mg for a SIBO breath test. I went to the bathroom 12 times. I am cramping bad, bloated, very ill. Does this indicate I have SIBO?

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Dr. Laura Yauch
Family Medicine

In brief: Expected side effect

Lactulose acts as an osmotic laxative- it causes bowel movements as well as gas and bloating for just about anyone that takes it.
Your "reaction" to the lactulose does not by itself indicate small intestine bacterial overgrowth.

In brief: Expected side effect

Lactulose acts as an osmotic laxative- it causes bowel movements as well as gas and bloating for just about anyone that takes it.
Your "reaction" to the lactulose does not by itself indicate small intestine bacterial overgrowth.
Dr. Laura Yauch
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