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H Pylori Ab Igg
No test is perfect: H.pylori is a organism that promotes ulcers. Your negative serum test implies an absence of protective antibodies, presumably due to lack of exposure or infection. Of course, a "false negative" result occurs with all testing. There are many ways to test for H.pylori so if you have risk factors, exposures, or high suspicion of infection get a confirmatory study. ...Read more
Helicobacter pylori (or h.Pylori) is a common bacteria which infects the lining of the stomach and can cause ulcers and stomach irritation, among other problems. It is fairly common on the United States and even more common in other parts of the world. It can be diagnosed by blood tests, stool tests, endoscopy, and several other methods. Treatment is a 7-14 ...Read more
No: Majority of people will lose their igg positivity after infection has been eradicated. This may take up to a year or more. However, some people will not and maybe never lose their igg and may need a different test to determine their h. Pylori status. ...Read more
I have tested positive for IgG h.Pylori with a reading of 1.47. What does this mean and what should I do now?
H. pylori: The test means you have produced an immune reaction to h.Pylori. Whether you have it now is uncertain, as the test can remain positive for a long time. A stool antigen test for H. pylori may show if you currently have it. Treatment of H. pylori is by a so-called 'triple therapy.' in the absence of relevant symptoms, though, it may not be necessary to do. See your doctor for clarification. ...Read more
Not Diagnostic of: These tests do not indicate a recent infection.IGM has to be above. 40 and IGG is positive which suggest you might have been infected in the past. Only tests to confirm acute infection are stool for H Pylori Antigen and/ or Urea Bresth Test.Or CLOE test during endoscopy . Discuss your case with your Doctor or Gastroenterologist ...Read more
H.pylori blood test IGG positive and IGM negative. I didn't treat h.pylori before the test. do I have h.pylori?
Hard to know: I believe that the prevalence of H. pylori is much higher in Phnom Penh than in most of the United States. Without knowing any specifics about the test that was used, I suspect the positive predictive value is high considering your location. This is increased given your history of gastritis. Treatment is straightforward and effective and should be considered. ...Read more
Got my h.pylori test done, result is 4.67u/ml.this is igg serum test result.how can it be treated! What are the risks?
Any symptoms?: Majority of the people in the world have H pylori colonization/infection and most do not need any treatment. Treatment should be for a disease or symptoms not laboratory results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
H. pylori infection: .. which causes gastritis with symptoms of early satiety, abdominal pain, heartburn. If you are symptomatic, then you will need the treatment. If you are not symptomatic or have responded to treatment already, then your test result indicates ongoing antibody production (normal immune response to previous infection) and no treatment is required. Good luck! ...Read more