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found gastritis via egd, but stool sample of h pylori was negative 6 mo ago, would the biopsy of stomach be negative too?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: If the gastritis is not due to H pylori, then the biopsies for that organism will be negative. If it is present instead, then the stool samples done six months ago were a false negative. You just need to ask your endoscopist if it showed up on the biopsies or not. If H pylori is not present, you could ask what they think the gastritis is due to instead. Good luck.

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