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Abdominal Distention

Abdominal Distention

Diana9

We just found out that my husband tested positive for SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). It’s confirmed by a non-invasive breath test, typically given by a gastroenterologist. The treatment is a course of antibiotics, in my husband’s case, two different ones. This most likely explains his abdominal distention, which I knew was not fat (he’s thin in any event and has recently been losing weight, most likely due to malabsorption of nutrients) and not constipation. When an… read more

posted November 23
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Diane, thanks so much for this information. Chris is thin and he has abdominal distinction. It really bothers him. The only answer we ever got was that it's due to his stroke. I think because the distention is mostly one sided (stroke side). I definitely will ask his Dr. about this.

posted November 25

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