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A 28-year-old male asked:

Dear sir please help me . i did the stool test, blood test and biospy were negative h.pylori.but breath test was positive.what to do?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
22 years experience
Strange: I assume the doctor ordered these tests to evaluate your "heartburn," which is confusing to me. H. pylori is a bacterium that can cause chronic antral gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. I would have an extremely low pretest probability for either of these diseases in a 28 year-old. The breath test yields few false positives. The other tests are very sensitive, with very few false negatives.
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