Will a EGD detect h pylori?

Yes. There is a bacterium in the stomach, helicobacter pylori, that can cause ulcers. Documentation of this bacterium is important because eradication of such reduces the chance of ulcer recurrence by 95%. The best way to detect H. Pylori would be with biopsy during EGD,

Related Questions

Is there benefit in doing a repeat EGD with a gastritis flare up? Can you develop h.pylori at a later time if the first egd was negative for it?

Not usually. Although every situation is different, there is usually not much benefit to repeating an EGD if the cause of the symptoms is erosive gastritis. If H. pylori was not present at the initial endoscopy, it is not likely that it will have developed in the meantime. If a gastric ulcer is present, though, the endoscopy should be repeated. Stick with your medications. Good luck. Read more...

I tested negative for H.pylori last year via EGD. Is it still possible to contract it a year later? How do you test for it without another EGD?

Yes &a yes. You can acquire Helicobacter pylori at any time though typically acquired early in childhood. Blood tests less helpful as once positive then tend to stay positive so not reliable for follow up of infection. Stool test for H. pylori antigen is very sensitive and specific. Breath test is also sensitive and specific but more involved and cannot be done if on antibiotics or acid blockers. Read more...

H. Pylori infx eradicated in 2012. 2.5yrs later, still symptomatic and EGD still shows chronic inflammation. When can I expect gastritis in remission?

Talk to your G.I. doc. If you are still symptomatic 2.5 years after eradicating H. pylori, it is likely that the H. pylori was either not eradicated adequately or that it is not the cause of your symptoms. Multiple things other than bacteria can cause inflammation in the stomach, and multiple other illnesses can cause symptoms which may seem like gastritis. To sort it all out, you need an experienced gastroneurologist. . Read more...

EGD showed h pylori gastritis. Took antibiotics + PPI for 7 days. Have lots of pain from gastritis. The best diet for gastritis and continue take PPI?

PPI and bland diet. Usually you take the antibiotics and the PPI for 2 weeks together and then the PPI for a total of 6 weeks. The diet you should use while you have the gastritis is one where you avoid spicy foods and greasy foods. It is best to eat simple foods. You should avoid acid drinks such as coffee, tea, chocolate and citrus juices. These are the main things to avoid in your diet until your gastritis clears. Read more...

What are the causes for chronic eritemous exudative pangastritis and how/how long is it treated? No biopsy taken during egd, no h.pylori in faeces.

Gastritis. Gastritis could be commonly from hyperacidity, bacterial infection or drug related. If it drug related stop the medication common drugs are asprin and non steroidal anti inflammatory agents like advil, ibuprofen aleve (naproxen) etc. Usually recommended to take the treatment for 6-8 wks. Read more...

I had h.Pylori infx treated w/prevpac, egd confirmed ulcer healed and stool antigen test confirmed h.Pylori eradicated in oct'12. Why symptoms returned?

Some thing else. Pain returning after h.Pylori eradication and ulcer healing could be due to reinfection with h.Pylori, recurrence of ulcer unrelated to h.Pylori, non-ulcer dyspepsia, or pain arising from gallbladder or pancreas. Read more...