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By January 31, 2015 - 11:53pm
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Hi, There is something I'm wondering about which is I found out my blood test for IgM is pretty high and I found out it means I have infection. When my doctor was talking to me about such result it got me surprised about this and he told me before I take antibiotics I should get tested to know what bacteria is causing the infection. What I want to know is it possible to find out what bacteria is causing my infection and is such thing done through blood test? I'm so uncomfortable like this and it's been months I have no appetite and I have severe nausea. Please let me know about this soon.

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Hello Melissa6666,

Only your doctor can tell you what tests you need to take before taking antibiotics.  The testing will most likely be a blood test.  The SIBO test also tests for bacterial over-growth in the gut and that is a breath test.

Your doctor has probably already ordered tests for you.  You will need to ask him to find out what kind of tests you need.


February 1, 2015 - 9:51am
(reply to fchacon)

Thanks for your reply. I did have breath test and other tests and this Wednesday I'm going to see my doctor for the results. Is SIBO a blood test? Since I had breath test is it the same as SIBO or this SIBO is something else? Does SIBO show what bacteria is in the gut? Please let me know soon.

February 1, 2015 - 1:05pm
Guide (reply to Melissa6666)

SIBO is a breath test and yes it shows the bacteria in your gut.  I do not know which breath test you took.  


February 1, 2015 - 10:06pm
(reply to fchacon)

Hi, I have a different question to ask if you don't mind me asking. Last year I had surgery my doctor removed something called dermatofibroma and recently this area it burns a lot. My doctor was telling me that he can give me something by injection called triamcinolone which helps to reduce the inflammation and I want to know such injection does it also help with the burning? Please let me know.

February 3, 2015 - 9:32am
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