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How Long Should You Wait To Take A Breath Test After Antibiotics
It is day 5 after treatment for h. Pylori, and i still have the runs. How long will this last? Can i take a breath test 2 weeks after treatment?
Call ur doc: H pylori doesn't usually cause diarrhea. Any antibiotic can cause diarrhea, might resolve after stopping antibiotic.Ongoing diarrhea after even a short course of antibiotics can cause overgrowth of bacteria called c. Difficile- can cause inflammation, diarrhea, fever, bleeding, worse. Need to be off antibiotics for at least 4 wks before breath or stool tests for h pylori. ...Read more
Helicobacter pylori: If antibiotics are depressing the amount of h. Pylori present, or the stomach conditions are less acidic than normal, the amount of urease present will be lessened, making the test inaccurate. ...Read more
Have taken antibiotics for h.pylori.when it's best for me to take the breath test to get an accurate results?
Comp,tee your antibi: First complete the regimen of medications, then you must come off of the medicine and wait 14 days and then you do your test of cure with the urea breathe test to be sure the h pylori is gone ...Read more
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?
I just finished h.pylori antibiotic.2 week after the treatment i did the stool test and it was negative. it it accurate? do i need a breath test?
H pylori: Urea breath test is indicated only if the symptoms do not resolve or recur. ...Read more
How long should I wait to take breath test for h. Pylori after 7 day antibiotic treatment? (antibiotics: tetracyline, omeprazole, metronidazole)
A few weeks: If the antibiotics do not kill all the h pylori, they will reduce their numbers. Having the breath test too soon may give you a false negative result (ie the test will say clear but you aren't). However I am not sure you should use the breath test at all unless there is a really good reason to do so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several days: Carbon Monoxide, rather than nicotine or cotinine (it's main metabolite) is what is measured in the breath test, and smokers have a higher level of exhaled carbon monoxide. Since carbon monoxide complexes with red blood cells for the life of that blood cell, if you are a heavy smoker, you may be exhaling carbon monoxide in breath for many days after smoking. It can be detected up to 72 hours. ...Read more
Is amitiza (lubiprostone) a laxative and how does it affect sibo breath test if i take it a week before. Also how long does it take amitiza (lubiprostone) 8mcg to work?
Yes and no: Amitiza (lubiprostone) is a novel type of "laxative". Technically speaking, it is a locally acting chloride channel activator in the gut. It should not affect the breath test (which measures for bacterial overgrowth). It's onset of action can range from a few minutes to a few hours dependent upon your motility. ...Read more
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