hydrogen breath test anyone?

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Has anyone had this done? I'm just wondering if it's liable to upset my tummy as it's a 30 mile trip home for me from the hospital I'm to attend! Need to be prepared!! The barium I had recently went thro me within 2 hrs so it was lucky I live a stones throw from that particular hospital! Any advice appreciated thanks x

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    Hi Jo yes I also had it done only a few months ago they tryed to tell me to go to another hospital for my treatment and I said no because I was like you I spent all the day before all that night and the next day the diarrhoea was like explosive diarrhoea so the told me I could go to the hospital

    that was just 5 min from my home tell the hospital that your worded about it cos of the way you were as they can take you in the night before you treatment hope that helps good luck and I hope you have some really good tablets for the cramps xx

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      Hi Jo sorry I thought you were going in for a colonoscopy I don't know how a breath test has to do with crohns as I never heard of getting a breath test for crohn the breath test your going for I

      don't think you need to get a berium I think you have to blow into

      a balloon then you got to drink a small amount of lactose sucrose then they take other great samples over about every 15 min

      they can keep doing this about 5 times so I don't think you need a berium but I could be wrong phone the hospital as they put

      your mind at rest good luck let me know how you get on xx

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