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Which prominent London NHS hospitals do a hydrogen breath test for SIBO?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Fogbuster, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Fogbuster

    Fogbuster Senior Member

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    I seem to remember the Chelsea and Westminster hospital do Hydrogen breath tests. For me if I could somehow get a referral to here, it would help verify my SIBO diagnosis from BioLab tests a couple of years ago. Would that be simple to do with a doctor?

    I really need to do this test through the NHS, as that in itself will help make SIBO more real to me and the people supporting me. It'll defintely help it be perceived as a genuine condition, rather than being a "quacky diagnosis".

    Also, if there are any hospitals in London which will do a hydrogen breath test based on symptoms and a simple referral through a doctor (rather than through a gastro), then please do let me know? Thanks. :)
     
  2. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    St Mary's in Paddington used to be a breath test for SIBO but I can't remember what it was called exactly. Referral was though my GP to a Gastro there and he arranged the test. SIBO was certainly something they took very seriously but it's been over 5 years since I was last seen there so no idea if they are still doing so.
     
  3. TrixieStix

    TrixieStix Senior Member

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    You can do SIBO testing thru the mail here in the US. My doctor at Open Medinicine Clinic wanted me to do it but I declined. The companies send you a kit in the mail that has vials that trap your breath and you send them back for analysis.
     
  4. Fogbuster

    Fogbuster Senior Member

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    Thanks. But as I said above, I want to go through the medical system instead, so my family can get more on board with the testing and diagnosis.
     
  5. Fogbuster

    Fogbuster Senior Member

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    Thanks, I guess it looks like I might have to do it through a gastro. I'm a little apprehensive about talking with my doc, as he's not the type who is up to date with SIBO, intestinal permeability etc.
     
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  6. TrixieStix

    TrixieStix Senior Member

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    I understand. I actually tried to find a doctor or clinic where I could do it in person instead of thru the mail and found out that no one was offering the test in-person anymore where I live. The doctors offices I contacted told me they no longer offered in-person SIBO testing at their offices because it had been replaced by the mail-in SIBO tests.
     

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