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Why would I need a helicobacter pylori breath test?

Why would I  need a 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

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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

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


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When do I need to stop probiotics before taking the helicobacter pylori breath test?

When do I need to stop probiotics before taking the helicobacter pylori breath test?

No need to stop: If there is Helicobacter pylori in your stomach the breath test will be positive and probiotics will have no effect on the result. According to this article there is no need to stop any medicines prior to the breath test: http://www.medicinenet.com/urea_breath_test/article.htm ...Read more

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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!

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

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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

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

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I have did the breath test for helicobacter pylori the interval was 4.7 is it dangerous?

I have did the breath test for helicobacter pylori the interval was 4.7 is it dangerous?

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

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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 .?

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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

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Helicobacter pylori test, how to interpret results?

Helicobacter pylori test, how to interpret results?

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

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Can a blood test diagnose helicobacter pylori?

Can a blood test diagnose helicobacter pylori?

H. Pylori: Yes. Of course. This is the most common way h. Pylori is diagnosed. ...Read more