SIBO can be a common issue for IBD patients, especially CD and J-poucher patients. /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_intestinal_bacterial_overgrowth
Tell them that you think that you have SIBO and that you need an appointment and want to get tested. It's a 90 minute breath test.
The symptoms of bacterial overgrowth include nausea, flatus, constipation, bloating, abdominal distension, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, fatigue, and weakness.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cyclosporine -- Twice
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Cimzia, Sulfasalazine, and rotating antibiotics
Future meds: Stelara, currently waiting for my insurance to approve it