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Is diarrhea normal after a hydrogen breath test?

I had a Hydrogen Breath test today it took 3 hours and started having diarrhea after words is this a normal reaction? I am a 40 year old female 188 lbs and having this test because of issues with food digesting and prilosec and other ppi's not working for me.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
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It seems unrelated and incidental to have diarrhea after the test. The test sounds appropriate if you are having dyspepsia .
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Is diarrhea normal after a hydrogen breath test?

It seems unrelated and incidental to have diarrhea after the test. The test sounds appropriate if you are having dyspepsia .