question-icon

Suggest tests to confirm the diagnosis of leaky gut syndrome

default
Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2015
Question: Are there reliable test to find leaky gut?
I have autoimmune skin condition, some acne, and stress.
I want to address possible leaky gut. I read a leaky gut can lead to much of that and cause autoimmune to go crazy - by solving leaky gut it would cure the autoimmune response.

Tell me what to do here.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Moumita Chakraborty,MD (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
CAT scan

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

I understand your concern and will try to guide you through the same. Initial workup which we start for intestinal perforation is with Erect radiographs and Ultrasonography of abdomen. Left lateral decubitus radiograph has been shown to be more sensitive for leaky gut.

Alongwith it you should also go for a blood workup showing the percentages of all types of cells in your body which adds to the diagnosis.

In case of acute andominal pain and no negative radiographs report, an emergency laparoscopy is done. Laparoscopy may significantly improve surgical decision making in patients with acute abdominal pain, particularly when the need for operation is uncertain.

Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more.
Dr.Moumita Chakraborty
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Moumita Chakraborty,MD (17 minutes later)
Hi thanks for reply.
How to repair leaky gut?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Moumita Chakraborty,MD (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing back!

You are welcome sir! Leaky gut can be only be repaired by surgery.Cat scan or USG will show the exact area of the leak and thus a surgical approach is made.

Hope this helps.If you have no further queries,please rate this answer and close this discussion.
Thank You!
Dr.Moumita Chakraborty
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Moumita Chakraborty,MD (45 minutes later)
Ok thanks I don't have bloating would I if had a bad leaky gut? Can probiotics heal a bad gut and l glutemrin?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Moumita Chakraborty,MD (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
detailed answer below

Detailed Answer:
Hello ,

Thanks for writing back!

I apologize that I misunderstood leaky gut as intestinal perforation.Leaky gut generally doesnot need surgery until any major issue.Since you have no bloating,stomach aches,gas cramps,there are less likely chances of leaky gut.

For now I would suggest you to take bland diet and observe.Starting probiotics might help but some people also get bloating for few days after starting probiotics.Just drink lots of water and have a good sleep.

Thanks!
Dr.Moumita Chakraborty
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Moumita Chakraborty,MD

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2010

Answered : 252 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suggest tests to confirm the diagnosis of leaky gut syndrome

Brief Answer: CAT scan Detailed Answer: Hello Sir, Welcome to HealthcareMagic. I understand your concern and will try to guide you through the same. Initial workup which we start for intestinal perforation is with Erect radiographs and Ultrasonography of abdomen. Left lateral decubitus radiograph has been shown to be more sensitive for leaky gut. Alongwith it you should also go for a blood workup showing the percentages of all types of cells in your body which adds to the diagnosis. In case of acute andominal pain and no negative radiographs report, an emergency laparoscopy is done. Laparoscopy may significantly improve surgical decision making in patients with acute abdominal pain, particularly when the need for operation is uncertain. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more. Dr.Moumita Chakraborty