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Hydrogen breath test: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract:  This handout explains a hydrogen breath test, which is done to help diagnose symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. The test shows if bacteria in the small bowel are causing the symptoms. The test may also be used to check for problems absorbing lactose (milk sugar) or fructose (fruit sugar).
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2014, December 1, 2014
UWMC Availability:  Digestive Health Center
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Digestive System Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Digestive System Diagnosis; Digestive Signs and Symptoms; Diarrhea; Diagnostic Tests; Abdominal Pain
Language(s):  English; Spanish
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

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