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H Pylori Test Stool Vs Blood
I did a stool n blood test for h pylori both positive but how do I know how bad I got it anyway to tell?
How bad?: You either have an infection or do not have an infection. I am unsure what you mean by "how bad' you have it. ...Read more
Testing for H.pylori: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. If persistent or recurrent, please ask your doctor to prescribe a drug combination different than your initial regimen--your h.Pylori may be resistant to the first antibiotics used. Serology alerts us to past infection; stool testing, breath testing, stomach biopsy identify active bacteria. ...Read more
I had h pylori about 5 years ago. I was feeling sick again and my blood antibody tested positive but my stool test was negative. Do I have it?
No: The blood test can be positive for years and can be affected by a number of meds. The stool test is much more accurate and less affected by medications. If the stool test was negative then you likely don't have the infection. ...Read more
blood test IGG 17.95 positive and IGM 8.50 negative. Stool test was negative. Do I infect with h.pylori?
These results suggest past infection with H. pylori. The blood test can remain positive for years after past infection even if you were treated. The stool test and urea breath test can better detect current infection. The gold standard for testing is a biopsy during endoscopy.
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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?
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. ...Read more
Erosive gastritis. H.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative. What to do?
Treat it: The positive H. pylori antibody test is not a reliable indicator of current infection. The gold standard for H. pylori treatment is the gastric biopsy, and this is negative in this patient. However, I am impressed by the positive breath test and erosive gastritis. I would have expected stool antigen to be positive, as it mirrors the breath test. Given the discrepant results, treat the patient. ...Read more
I feel like death every day from stomach problems (past two months.) blood & stool tests, h.Pylori/edg/endo/xray & two ekg's. Tests neg.
Keep looking: With the symptoms that you have I would certainly keep looking. It sounds like pulmonary function tests are in order if you are having trouble breathing. I would recommend the neurology consult for your dizziness. Ask your doctor if gastroparesis has been ruled out and whether ger d has been ruled out. Sometimes stomach pain can be from a pinched nerve in the back. That's something also that the neurologist could evaluate. ...Read more
The most accurate test is a biopsy of the stomach or duodenum.
Next best are the stool tests and urease breath tests.
Worst is the blood. ...Read more
Is it normal to have blood in your stool if you have h pylori, it looks like coffee grounds. I have a lot of other fun symptoms as well?
My 7 year old girl found h-pylori +ve in blood but -ve in stool is it necessary to go for endoscopy or go for only eradication?
Go invasive at last: Blood test for H pylori can remain positive for long time after the infection. Also, negative stool test can be falsely negative. The main criteria to go forward should be the (persistence of) symptoms in your child and what treatment has been tried with what effect. I would repeat stool antigen, consider breath hydrogen test, and one proper full treatment before subjecting child to endoscopy etc ...Read more
Hello I am diagnosed with h pylori I got pento denk, apo clarithromycin and apo amoxi. I am seeing blood in my in my stool. Is that serious?
Can you get bloody stools as a side effect of of anti-biotics taken for h. pylori? Completed treatment months back. Had bright red blood in stool now.
Fixed h pylori infection last year and still excess gas for a year now But I have bright red blood in stool for 2 days Going to the doctor necessary?
See a doctor: Bleeding needs to be investigated. If you had confined eradication of your h pylori, great. But if it was not confirmed you Should see your doctor or specialist of symptoms persist. The blood in stool needs to be evaluated by your doctor or gi specialist ...Read more
It can effect it: The PPI's changes to colonization of H Pylori in the stomach. Thus it is required to take multiple biopsies to make the diagnosis. The diagnosis depends on the biopsy showing the organisms. ...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
How accurate is H Pylori blood test to pick up a previous or active infection? Previous test was negative having another one.
Prior infection: The H pylori blood test is best to detect a prior infection because it detects antibodies that the body has formed. To detect an active infection, one of the best (and easiest) methods is to get a stool antigen test performed. This test looks for the actual H pylori bacteria itself. If you had a prior infection but not an active one, it should be negative. ...Read more
What do these stool tests measure: STLC, A4221B, A2121C, GLEIA, STWBC, CD1FAB. Doctors ordered those along with H Pylori. What do they for?
There are: Lots of answers to your issues which Doctor can find through your Stool test. ...Read more
Stool or Breath test: An H.Pylori Stool or Urea Breath test are the recommended diagnostic tests. You cannot use a PPI or H2 Blocker within two weeks of testing. A blood test cannot distinguish a new vs old infection. ...Read more
H.pylori infection: This is a serology test, which is cheap and convenient to perform. These are antibodies response to H.pylori bacteria, which varies from person to person. It does not means that you have active H, pylori infection. If it is positive it has to be confirmed by endoscopic biopsy or urea breath test (UBT) before starting the treatment. ...Read more
Yes, initially: The H. Pylori blood test is >90% sensitive and specific for H. Pylori infection in the past. It is best used to diagnose the early/initial stages of infection. The only limitation is that the blood test remains positive for quite a while after successful treatment for H. Pylori, so it should not be used as a marker for eradication. ...Read more
Activity vs antibody: The breath test indicates the presence of active urease splitting organisms (that is h. Pylori) whereas the blood test detects antibodies to h. Pylori which may not actually be present in the body. Two different tests for two different answers. ...Read more
H pylori: This test is useless and cannot distinguish between active disease or past immunity. Talk to your doctor if you have symptoms about more specific tests ...Read more
H pylori: If you have not been treated in past then your doctor may prescribe medicines to treat it. ...Read more
At your local doctor: H. Pylori testing must be ordered by a licensed practitioner. It is not a better test, it is a different test. The breath test indicates the presence of urease splitting organisms (that is h. Pylori) whereas the blood test detects antibodies to h. Pylori which may not actually be present in the body. Two different tests for two different answers. ...Read more
Different: The breath test looks for presence of the active infection and presence of the bacteria in your stomach. It can be used to test to see if you are cured after treatment. The blood test checks for an antibody that is produced by your body after being exposed to the bacteria. It, however, will always be present and cannot be checked to see if you cured the infection. ...Read more
The blood test for: H. Pylori checks for antibodies against the bacterium. Antibodies are proteins that help your body fight off infection and they may be detectable indefinitely, even for a lifetime. Biopsy & urease tests check for presence of an active infection. (+) H. Pylori blood test with negative biopsy & urease suggests you had the infection in the past but that it's not currently active. ...Read more