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Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test
Confirm success: Urea breathing test confirms presence if positive , or absence if negative of h. Pylori . Noninvasive way to confirm the success of eradication of h.Pylori. ...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
Why am I being told to discontinue my metronidazole and omeprazole 2 weeks prior to an helicobacter pylori breath test? What can oftentimes happen if I don't discontinue their use? How do these drugs interfere with testing? Very curious!
Your test of cure: You are needing to make the system medication free so you can have your test of cure to be sure the h pylori bacteria Ian's gone if you are on the medication it will suppress the bacteria and you can get a false negative reading. It is important to be sure the bacteria is not detectable for it is linked to stomach cancer ...Read more
How treat helicobacter pylori?
My breath test was 370 i think is not to much but i feel indigestion im taking PYLREA 3 caps 4 times i think its a lot
H pylori treatment: If you have symptoms and a positive H. pylori, you should be treated. Left untreated H. pylori can lead to serious consequences. There are several different regimens to treat H. pylori, consisting of a combination of a proton-pump-inhibitor (PPI), and antibiotics. Most regimens also contain pepto-bismol. Taking the medications exactly as prescribed is very important to get rid of H. pylori. ...Read more
No if treated: Helicobacter pylori infections not an uncommon problem , frequently seen , cause gastritis , peptic ulcers and in some cases are associated with gastric (stomach ) cancers , your doctor will do additional tests including gastroscopic biopsy and treat ( cure) you, follow the advise of your doctor. ...Read more
I have been told i have helicobacter pylori on my lungs I have have treatment now I am going to have a breath test .Will my lungs be damage .?
Stomach: Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that infects the stomach; it would not infect your lungs. The breath test is how we diagnose helicobacter; it produces high amounts of urease, and the activity of the enzyme can be detected in your breath. This does not mean it has anything to do with your lungs; the test detects the vapor coming up from your esophagus and stomach. ...Read more
Possible: If theses are new symptoms I would see your doc. ...Read more
Helicobacter tests: Rapid tests for h. pylori are based on it's fairly unique enzyme urease, producing ammonia. This can be detected in gas (breath test), or pH-based media testing of tissue samples. The best test is a biopsy, perhaps with direct detection by IHC. The latter method also can find other complications like cancer. Stool antigen tests are also available. Serologic tests only tell if you have ever had it. ...Read more
Does a person with a positive helicobacter pylori antibody test always remain seropositive even after successful treatment?
Once +, always +: The blood test for h pylori looks for your immune response to the infection. Once you turn positive, you never revert back to negative, even after appropriate antibiotic treatment. That's how you're protected in the future. On the other hand, if you want a test of cure to prove that the infection is gone, you need a breath test to confirm eradication. ...Read more
My boyfriends Helicobacter pylori AB, EIA Blood test came back with a result of 1.0 which is more than the standard range. What does this mean?
Past infection: That he was exposed to h.p. at some point in his life. It doesn't mean that he has it now as an acute infection, although he could. This test will tell you about past infection. For acute infection there are other tests that can be done. You didn't comment if he has symptoms or not, or if he was treated in the past? I suggest he follow up with PCP. ...Read more
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