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Are the results of h.pylori stool test relevant if one takes PPIs during the test?

Are the results of h.pylori stool test relevant if one takes PPIs during the test?

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

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Can an H. Pylori stool test be false negative if I was on Nexium (esomeprazole) and Carafate and other ppis for a notable length of time when I gave my sample?

Can an H. Pylori stool test be false negative if I was on Nexium (esomeprazole) and Carafate and other ppis for a notable length of time when I gave my sample?

Helicobacter pylori: False-negative results may occur when patients have ingested certain medications (antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors, bismuth preparations) within the 2 weeks prior to specimen collection. The test may be repeated on a new specimen obtained 2 weeks after stopping treatment with these medications. Positive results are not affected by medication. ...Read more

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Is a stool test for h. Pylori more accurate than other tests?

Is a stool test for h. Pylori more accurate than other tests?

Better than blood: H. Pylori is a bacteria that live sin the stomach and is associated w ulcers. The breath test and stool test are very reliable in showing the current presence of disease and if treatment for the disease worked. Blood test show mostly old infections and are not as accurate as the above 2. The most accurate test is a biopsy of the stomach lining with a safe but invasive test called an endoscopy. ...Read more

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I wanted to test for H pylori and was given a stool test. I read there are breath tests. Why was I not given the breath test? (Seems easier)

I wanted to test for H pylori and was given a stool test. I read there are breath tests. Why was I not given the breath test? (Seems easier)

A lot of times the: Type of test offered is dependent on what's available and how much it might cost a patient. Remember you can always ask your doctor if the breath test is a possibility. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Just finished h pylori antibiotic treatment for 14 days. Now how long to check by a stool test?

Just finished h pylori antibiotic treatment for 14 days. Now how long to check by a stool test?

2 months: We almost never check a stool test for a test of cure. If you treated it we assume it's eradicated. However, to be on the safe side I would wait 2 months for the antigen to clear. ...Read more

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blood test IGG 17.95 positive and IGM 8.50 negative. Stool test was negative. Do I infect with h.pylori?

blood test IGG 17.95 positive and IGM 8.50 negative. Stool test was negative. Do I infect with h.pylori?

Past infection: 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.
https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007501.htm ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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! ...Read more

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What is the most effective test for h.Pylori bacteria, stool test or breath test? Kindly be informed I don't want to make biopsy.

H. Pylori: All work. And, any positive should be treated. Why would you assume we would want to biopsy it without getting you treated asap? ...Read more

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My husband 41, doc did a stool test Just came back as " Helicobacter Pylori" what exactly is this? He has been having pain in his stomach.

My husband 41, doc did a stool test Just came back as " Helicobacter Pylori" what exactly is this? He has been having pain in his stomach.

Bacteria: Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that can live in our stomachs that is associated with causing ulcers in the stomach. If your husband has stomach pain and a positive Helicobacter Pylori test than his doctor should consider treating with antibiotics and medications to block acid formation in the stomach. ...Read more

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Get indigestion acid vapour in neck when lying in bed PPI and Antacid don't work.1 specimen stool test trivial Trace blood in result Dr said its Normal?

Get indigestion acid vapour in neck when lying in bed PPI and Antacid don't work.1 specimen stool test trivial Trace blood in result Dr said its Normal?

True: Particularly depending on the method of testing stool for blood, it can be normal to have a sma. Ll positive. However, it is tested for a reason and should not be ignored. Indigestion that does not improve with medicine needs to be evaluated with endoscopy to look for inflammation or lesions. Be sure to avoid nsaids and talk to your doctor also about ruling out H. pylori infection. ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do I need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do I need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your GI tract that you have noted and which must be producing severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Did 3 treatments wth amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronizadole, tetracycline + PPI for h pylori but stool test is positive. Why? Is there a cure?

Did 3 treatments wth amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronizadole, tetracycline + PPI for h pylori but stool test is positive. Why? Is there a cure?

We treat patients: Not lab results, if you are otherwise asymptomatic, disregard those results and don't chase them. H pyliri infection is very common, antibodies can stay in your system forever, ...Read more

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Finished triple therapy two weeks back for h pylori and now on ppi twice a day. I am having sticky stools and GERD symptoms. What is suggested now?

Finished triple therapy two weeks back for h pylori and now on ppi twice a day. I am having sticky stools and GERD symptoms. What is suggested now?

Sticky stool: May be a sign of ulcers or related to the medicines you took. Recommend a scope down the mouth to look. If you have a larger hiatal hernia, then surgical correction is really the only way to fix this problem. When ppi stop working, surgery is reasonable option. There are incision-less options too called (tif). Some good info on northcypressbariatrics. Com. ...Read more

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Doctor suspects ulcer, negative h.pylori but still pain with Zantac and PPI. How long to heal? Dark tar stool as well. Help!

Doctor suspects ulcer, negative h.pylori but still pain with Zantac and PPI. How long to heal? Dark tar stool as well. Help!

"Suspects" ulcer?: Why do we not "know" that there's an ulcer? How do we know H. Pylori is negative? Did you undergo EGD with biopsy or just a blood or breath test. With refractory symptoms and evidence of continued bleeding (tarry stools) an investigation including EGD is necessary. ...Read more

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How accurate is an o & p stool test?

How accurate is an o & p stool test?

Stool exam parasites: Stool samples for parasites are examined by a variety of techniques, but the sensitivity depends mostly on the level of infection (heavy vs. Light) and the particular parasite. Certain types are readily identified by most lab personnel-- the common ones. Less common organisms with light infestations may be difficult to find and identify. Best to use an experienced lab. ...Read more

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What is the difference between blood, urine and stool test?

What is the difference between blood, urine and stool test?

Different samples: Blood test tests things in the blood.
Urine test tests things in the urine.
Stool test tests things in the stool.
They are different samples of the body so you test for different things such as infections and electrolytes. ...Read more

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What precautions should I take before taking a blood stool test?

What precautions should I take before taking a blood stool test?

Avoid red meat: The tests are very sensitive for blood in your stool and if you eat red meat it may be a false positive as the "blood" would be from the red meat and not your bowels. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have parasite or worm other than stool test? Different ways?

How do you tell if you have parasite or worm other than stool test? Different ways?

Travel: If you did not travel to any place outside the US, you do not have worms in your stool.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
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Can floristor have any affect on a c.diff stool test that might result in a false negative?

Can floristor have any affect on a c.diff stool test that might result in a false negative?

Floristor.: Different tests are available to detect the infection and to determine if the strain that is present produces toxin. Some tests are very sensitive but take some days to complete, while other tests are rapid (several hours) but are not considered to be very sensitive or specific. Therefore, a combination of tests may be used to help make a diagnosis. Saccaromyces should not interfere with these ...Read more

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My routine stool test showed e histolytica cyst twice but stool culture test showed nothing. Wht to do?

My routine stool test showed e histolytica cyst twice but stool culture test showed nothing. Wht to do?

Recommend treatment: E histolytica cysts in stool means that you have the parasite, an amoeba, in your intestine and it may cause trouble. It would be better to get treated. Negative stool culture is not relevant in this case. Please see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Is there a max time limit for how soon you have to return a frozen stool sample to lab for fresh stool test?

Is there a max time limit for how soon you have to return a frozen stool sample to lab for fresh stool test?

Interesting question: ... And not one that's known to most physicians, I imagine. If no one else is able to chime in, i'd recommend calling the lab you're supposed to submit it to - they should be able to tell you when need to turn it in by. ...Read more

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If I'm a carrier of c diff & had a stool test done. Would toxins show up in test? I no most docs are carriers. Would they test positive if tested.

Don't worry: Clostridium difficile is ubiquitous, many (maybe most) people have a few of these among the hundreds of different species in the gut, and trying to detect (let alone treat) these people serves no public good and generates only fear and superstition. Cdc guidelines http://www. Cdc. Gov/hai/pdfs/cdiff/cohen-idsa-shea-cdi-guidelines-2010.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is it necessery to take another stool test after finishing the 10 days treatment duration of e. Histolytica? When can e.Histolytica become lethal?

Is it necessery to take another stool test after finishing the 10 days treatment duration of e. Histolytica? When can e.Histolytica become lethal?

Entameba histolytica: Unless you become symptomatic again it is probably unnecessary to repeat testing. Amoebiasis can be fatal when it spreads outside the colon, usually to the liver, but also to the central nervous system, lungs, heart, and other areas. This is not very common in the usa. ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby is having blood in his stool since one month. There is no other issues. Stool test showing no abnormalities. Re and me test done.?

My 3 month old baby is having blood in his stool since one month. There is no other issues. Stool test showing no abnormalities. Re and me test done.?

Normal: Blood in stool of nursed babies is normal. If it is bright red and is accompanied by pain, a meckle's diverticulum should be suspected. ...Read more

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