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.

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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...

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...

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...