So, long story short; I went to a gastroenterologist and desired a hydrogen breath test with hopes to find SIBO as the cause of my long-standing digestive issues. My doctor thinks that my problem is not related to SIBO and instead wants to perform an endoscopy and colonscopy simultaneously. The problem is when I told my mother about my doctor's decision she thinks that he is trying to make more money by performing the more costly procedure. I don't know if I should just go through with the doctor's orders to look at my entire gastrointestinal tract or stick with my original plan for the breath test. Opinions?
You should look into a trasnasal endoscopy. Cheap, they don't have to knock you out, safe, less uncomfortable. Ideally, upper GI w. Biopsy is gold standard for diagnosis of bacteria overgrowth. Breath test are know to be unreliable
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