Medical Questions > General Forum Topics > General Q and A Forum

just been to the doctors....

Must Read
Chronic pain affects more than 70 million Americans. But what is pain? And how can pain management help relieve different types of pain? Basic facts here....
How does the nervous system work to register pain? And what are the major causes of acute and chronic pain? Plus, who's at risk of pain here....
Acute and chronic pain manifest different symptoms. Learn the difference here and know when to seek medical help for pain....
and had a blood test for h.pylori. have anyone had this test and what was the outcome thankyou xx
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied March 27th, 2017

Welcome to e health forum.

The presence of IgG antibodies indicate acquired immunity to helicobacter.

If you have antibodies to H. pylori in your blood, it means you either are currently infected or have been infected in the past.

To check if you have a current infection with H Pylori - you might do a Stool antigen assay test. If this test is positive then it would be indicative that you have a current H pylori infection and you still need to undergo specific treatment for it.

If the test is negative then it would be indicative that your infection has been cleared.

But remember that Medicines may change the results of this test. Hence do not take antibiotics or medicines containing bismuth (such as Pepto-Bismol) for 1 month before the test. Also do not take proton pump inhibitors (such as Nexium or Prilosec) for 2 weeks before the test.

I hope this information is helpful.



|
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our General Q and A , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.