Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) take many rounds of treatment to get rid of?

It's unlikely that you'll need multiple rounds of treatment to improve your SIBO symptoms, but it is individual.

The symptoms of SIBO are different for everyone. Some people may have mild diarrhoea or bloating for instance, while others can have severe constipation, or symptoms outside of the gut, like eczema or arthritis.

We are all very different in terms of our response to SIBO treatment.

Most people's symptoms significantly improve after one round of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) treatment.

Others may need a few rounds, or they may need to experiment with a few antimicrobial products to find one that works for them.

In all cases, identifying and addressing the underlying causes is key.

Still experiencing symptoms?

If your SIBO symptoms don't get better after one round of treatment, we recommend working with a practitioner to dig deeper and get to the root cause.

Should I retest?

You can retest to find out if your gas levels have gone down after one round of treatment and this can be a good way of monitoring progress if you have a stubborn case, but we always look at symptoms rather than just test results.

If your symptoms are better, you don't always need to pay for another test.