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Drinking Glucose To Test For Sibo?

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I still have major symptoms and just went ahead and bought the SIBO breath test and realized I have to drink 50g of glucose they provided in a package. I'm worried that this might cause a sensitivity to my already inflamed GI. Has anyone ever done this test and did drinking the glucose cause any reaction? Anyone ever tested with Metsol aka "Gut-Check"? I have no idea if this company is credible or what but I found their YouTube videos to be convincing.. I'm just nervous to drink their powdered glucose. I didn't know that was part of the test.


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No, I am not familiar with that test, but I do know that a breath test cannot diagnose you with Celiac Disease.  General means toward a diagnosis is with a blood test, endoscopy exam with a biopsy, gene testing and, in association, a positive dietary response.

 

If you would like the specific blood test, we can provide that information, which you can present to your primary care physician.


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I was recently glutened and my doctor suspected SIBO, but my celiac blood test revealed elevated antibodies. What a relief!

SIBO, based on my personal research and discussions from an acquaintance who has been struggling with it, is tough to resolve. The test you describe normally takes place in a doctor's office and can take hours. I would feel safer in a doctor's office since I am a diabetic and I always seem to react to tests by passing out or having an allergic reaction, but that is just me! Typically, antibiotics are prescribed and some heavy duty ones! Diet alone does not seem to help SIBO.

Plus, I would make sure that powdered glucose is indeed gluten free. I know that you are not diagnosed formally, but are you sure you are not getting gluten in your diet? No offense meant!


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I was recently glutened and my doctor suspected SIBO, but my celiac blood test revealed elevated antibodies. What a relief!

 

 

I'm not exactly sure why that's a relief as I also had elevated antibodies but still have symptoms months after being gluten free. I bet it's possible to have both gluten sensitivity/celiac and SIBO.. having one doesn't rule out the other. There are a lot of unlucky people out there.. haha

 

 

And even if your home test is positive - your doctor won't take your word for it!  He will want to do his own test.

 

True.. I didn't realize this was something I could have done through the GI doctor. I just panicked one day and did a good search, found this, it was only 125 bucks so I bought it. Doesn't hurt I guess to test a few times.

 

 

I'm not sure why you are concerned about the glucose? It is a simple sugar, not related to the gluten protein.

You're right.. I don't know why I didn't trust the glucose that came with the kit. I went ahead and ordered non GMO glucose off amazon and will use that for my test. I'll post back on this thread with my results! 


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I just did this test through my doctor, along with testing for lactose and fructose. The fructose test was the only one to come back positive for me. My understanding is that because Celiac compromises your intestines, you can develop these intolerances.

Don't worry about drinking the glucose. I tolerated it easily, and so did the other four people doing it at the same time I did. One guy really enjoyed his! It was just tedious blowing into a bag at 15 min intervals for four hours, and you get very hungry towards the end.

The glucose test shows if you are not producing enough enzymes in the small intestine to digest the glucose before it gets into the large intestine and causes the production of hydrogen or methane gas from bacterial overgrowth. I'm working on a low fructose diet after getting my fructose results back (Thank you, Celiac). Good luck!


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No, I am not familiar with that test, but I do know that a breath test cannot diagnose you with Celiac Disease.  General means toward a diagnosis is with a blood test, endoscopy exam with a biopsy, gene testing and, in association, a positive dietary response.

 

If you would like the specific blood test, we can provide that information, which you can present to your primary care physician.

Sorry, I guess I was not clear about the reason for the SIBO test, my apologies.  My reply was less than helpful.


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