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Helicobacter heilmannii bacteria

There are several types of tests for H.pylori. The major ones have a their own forum.

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Re: Helicobacter heilmannii bacteria

Post by Helico_expert » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:57 am

it is possible that some antibiotics or probiotics "accidentally" kill off H. pylori. But chance like this is very rare. Because if it is common, then the prevalence world wide will be low.

it is no good guessing if the blood test is false positive. best would be doing a breath test to double confirm.

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Re: Helicobacter heilmannii bacteria

Post by Pdraper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:36 am

Well I'm already on day 8 of the quad therapy! They made it seem like no big deal and gave me the triple but the clarith gave me heart plpitations and had to change 2 days in. But I do plan to follow up with breath test later on! Just wish I had known before a little more about this and got another type of test as I do not like taking medication unless totally necessary! But thank you so much for
Answering my questions! :D

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Re: Helicobacter heilmannii bacteria

Post by Helico_expert » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:57 am

No problem. Wish you all the best. Do come back and update us your outcome.
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Re: Helicobacter heilmannii bacteria

Post by Pdraper » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:32 pm

So I went and saw a gastroenterologist and I finish the treatment tomorrow and he wanted to schedule an endoscopy no sooner than a week after, but is a week after too soon?

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Re: Helicobacter heilmannii bacteria

Post by Pdraper » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:34 pm

I opted for the endoscopy, is it just the breath and stool that need s to wait a month?

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Re: Helicobacter heilmannii bacteria

Post by Helico_expert » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:06 am

Endoscopy gives the specialist an opportunity to see if you have an ulcer and get the biopsy for histology testing. This is something breath or stool test cannot provide.

Nevertheless, a week after treatment is a bit too early. I think. I think you'll get more information 2-3 weeks after treatment. The chance of getting a false negative reduces every extra day you waited. Also, the histology is able to tell if your inflammation is reducing too if it is done a bit later.

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