Sibo

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is when gut bacteria present in regions other than the small intestine start growing in the small intestine. It is characterized by stomach fullness, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain after eating, indigestion, etc. These small intestine bacteria can lead to malnutrition. Antibiotics, nutritional supplements, and probiotics are used for its treatment.

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I have SIBO and pain triggered by gluten, dairy products, along with other factors. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain triggered by gluten, dairy, and other unknown triggers. I have positive SIBO (methane and hydrogen). Please ask questions for details. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you have celiac disease. Have you ever tested for that? Has anyone checked your Anti-TTG antibody (Anti-transglutaminase antibodies) levels? What type of diet are you taking? Is it gluten and dairy free? Have you got treatment for SIBO (Small intestinal ba...  Read Full »

What is the relation between diabetes and stomach issues?

Query: Hello doctor, My stomach is not well. I also take sugar tablet Vinglyn M 1000 for the last four months and BP tablet Telkonol-AM for the last one month. I have attached the x-ray.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen you ultrasound abdomen report, that seems normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly let me know for how long your have diabetes? Since it is very important to know its duration and basically control of that diabetes in those past ye...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with SIBO. Can it get cured by Rifaximin?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) after having hydrogen breath tests. So I found out that it can be cured using an antibiotic called Rifaximin. Can I get an online prescription for the medication?   Read Full »


Dr. Kunal Das

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If I understood your query correctly, you have been diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) on the basis of hydrogen breath tests by your physician. And you want an online prescription for the same. First of all, I need to know your symptoms; then, ...  Read Full »

I have chronic gastrointestinal issues like GERD, SIBO, and IBD. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of a long story here. I have been having gastrointestinal issues for about 13 years now. When it started, I suffered from an ulcer (H.pylori) which I cured, but now I have chronic gastritis and IBS - D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea). I feel an urgency to go to th...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). They all are normal. Considering your symptoms, you likely predominantly have IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea). IBS is a functional problem of the large bowel, making it mo...  Read Full »

I have light-colored stools, feel very tired, and have brain fog. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I noticed about six months ago that my stools were very light-colored and soft. I read online that this could mean there is an excess of dietary fat in my diet. I am vegan and do not eat any processed food or fried foods. I still cut out oil and nuts to see if that helped, but it did no...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. Low omega levels with the rest of blood and stool tests do not signify anything. After all, this is a chemical test that can vary from time to time. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you uploaded, and thankfully all...  Read Full »

Due to SIBO, I have lost weight after taking probiotics. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am ongoing with SIBO symptoms. I have a lengthy inquiry. I have to tell an interesting array of happening that happened from fifteen years. I thought the problem was a urinary tract infection and used a hot tub before diagnosing the problem. After a week, I started to have occasional s...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking probiotics may not cause weight gain and it promotes weight loss. Intake of sugar can lead to weight gain. In SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), the sugar is utilized by the candida in the bowel and it releases inflammatory mediators. It enters into th...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my malabsorption, rosacea, and oral thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from malabsorption, rosacea, and oral thrush. I think it is a GI issue of some kind, but not sure. Could someone please give me an idea of what I have and how to treat the issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mostly rosacea is associated with malabsorption syndrome in cases of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial outgrowth). It could be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I need to know about your blood sugars and thyroid status. Also, I need to know what medicatio...  Read Full »

How to prevent gas production with abdominal pain and bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is a 63-year-old female. Her problem is the gas problem with abdomen and chest pain. She had constipation before, and now her bowel movement is better. She regularly takes Atorvastatin 20 mg, Riva retinol 50 mg, Sandoz Perindopril + Indapamide 4 -1.25 mg, Calcite D 500 mg, Z...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I would need to know about her weight at movement. Since abdominal fat can simply cause the feeling of gas and bloating. Secondly, I also want to know if she had her complete blood count, thyroid profile, and liver function tests and diabetic status checked? The...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent acidity, burping, and gas?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe acidity, excessive burping, and gas for the past few weeks. It gets better but comes back again. I took Cyra D, Pan D, and now Mucaine gel. It relieves the symptoms, but it starts again in a few days, sometimes in a few hours. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine the level of your frustrations, especially for such recurring symptoms of acidity and burping. You see the medications you are taking, like Pan D (Pantoprazole) and Cyra D (Rabeprazole). Both of these medications are acid suppressant medications. H...  Read Full »

Will long term use of Esomeprazole for acid reflux cause any potential side effect?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask for a second opinion. At the end of last year, I started experiencing strong acid reflux symptoms with atypical symptoms of sudden strong shock and burning in the upper nape when belching and after eating. Later, the acid started to burn my esophagus and throat, at which...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I appreciate you explaining your symptoms very well and the details about it, which help us discuss the management issues very clearly. Your concern is very valid in terms of the long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI). As you already had an endoscopy, w...  Read Full »

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