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A 29-year-old male asked:

I finished h.pylori antibiotic. 2 week after the treatment the breath test was positive and the stool test was negative. do i still have h.pylori?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Too soon to test: Testing to ensure you've cleared the infection should happen about 6 weeks after you finish the treatment. Breath test is more accurate than the stool test which is still quite accurate. Hope this helps and you feel better!
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Cambodia
A 29-year-old male asked:

I just finished h.pylori antibiotic.2 week after the treatment i did the stool test and it was negative. it it accurate? do i need a breath test?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
H pylori: Urea breath test is indicated only if the symptoms do not resolve or recur.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2018

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