Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by jhong721 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:18 pm

This just says for breath test not stool test.

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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by jhong721 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:34 pm

So when I did the endoscopy. 2.5 weeks later on no meds... He did a CLO test and culture. Is that good enough?

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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by jhong721 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:35 pm

Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment.

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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:26 am

Both the stool and breath test rely on the quantity of H. pylori. PPI and sucralfate both lowered the amount of H. pylori load and can give false negative.

CLOtest may give undermine result. For example, red for Positive, yellow for negative, but it may give an slight orange color change.

Culture may be difficult if there are lots of contamination due to the use of PPI and sucralfate.

I think the best is to repeat the test one month later to be sure.

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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by jhong721 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:41 pm

Thanks for your advice. Should I wait a month or two weeks?

When I did the endoscopy, it was 2.5 weeks after Pylera. I wasn't on PPI or sucrafate during that time. So when he did the culture, I was clean for 2.5 weeks.

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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:17 pm

minimum 2 weeks. best result is after a month.

The longer the wait time, the more mass HP will build up (should there be any).

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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by jhong721 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:56 pm

I hope I'm in the clear

Been feeling a lot better as time goes on.

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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by Helico_expert » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:14 am

Then I guess your treatment is successful. But to the safe site, it is better to get a confirmation.
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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by jhong721 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:00 pm

Hope so. Just always worried that this bug can come back like that.. especially hearing all the stories out there. I'm not 100% so I'm still worried. Was on Carafate so that made me feel better but makes me more worried at the same time? So I just stopped taking meds outside of the Zantac for now. Wait it out I guess.

If everything is successful, hopefully I can come back on here and tell my story so it can help some people out.

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Re: Endoscopy 2.5 weeks after treatment

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:32 am

if you are certain that your treatment is successful and the H. pylori is definitely gone. Then the chance of catching it again is very very rare. As long as everyone under the same roof is free of H. pylori, and everyone looks after their own personal hygiene, like brushing teeth and washing hands, it is almost impossible to catch H. pylori again.

Those that claim that they were reinfected with H. pylori are usually people who did not do a follow up breath test to confirm the treatment. They feel better and thought the treatment work. But in fact, the 1% H. pylori that survived, build up their number through time (sometimes a few weeks, sometimes a few years), then people start feeling the symptoms again and thought they were reinfected. Many doctors dont understand and keep giving the same antibiotics. But obviously it is not going to work because this "reinfection" is really the survival from the 1st treatment that have learn the trick to tolerate the antibiotics.

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