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Negative breath test

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

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JasonDED
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Negative breath test

Post by JasonDED » Thu May 12, 2016 6:08 pm

Got my breath test results and they were negative, im a bit disappointed. i wanted to finally put a name to the face of my problems. i heard sometimes its difficult to detect h pylori. could this be a false negative? i am now considering a stool antigen test. would that be a more conclusive test for h pylori?

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Helico_expert
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Re: Negative breath test

Post by Helico_expert » Fri May 13, 2016 1:37 am

Breath test is reasonably accurate. Nevertheless, it depends on who is running the test. Your doctor normally will have a sense on the accuracy of the result based on his experience with the laboratory.

So if you are free of H. pylori and still experience discomfort, you will perhaps have to talk to an immunologist or dietitian to see if you are allergic to certain food. Perhaps probiotics may help.

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Re: Negative breath test

Post by Loreleiz » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:32 pm

Before my breath test I drank lemonade could that have givin me a false negative?

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Re: Negative breath test

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:55 am

what is the time in between your lemonade and breath test?

Some studies suggest a bit of acid before breath test actually gets better result.

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