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Does hydrogen lactose breath test work forn any thing other than telling you if u r lactose intolerant?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Hydrogen breath test

Although most commonly used to diagnose abnormal breakdown of dietary sugars such as lactose, the hydrogen breath test can also be used to help diagnose small bowel bacterial overgrowth and abnormally fast passage of small bowel contents through the intestines.
If you have any of these problems, this test can aid in the diagnosis. Good luck.

In brief: Hydrogen breath test

Although most commonly used to diagnose abnormal breakdown of dietary sugars such as lactose, the hydrogen breath test can also be used to help diagnose small bowel bacterial overgrowth and abnormally fast passage of small bowel contents through the intestines.
If you have any of these problems, this test can aid in the diagnosis. Good luck.
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