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   Posted 2/20/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering how many of you deal with H Pylori on a regular basis and how often you get put on antibiotics for it?  And what your symptoms are?  I get "up high" pains followed by diarrhea when I have H Pylori.
Also, does anyone know if there is a "current" test for H Pylori?  I know you can have a blood test once but if you test positive in that, it'll ALWAYS be positive.  But is there another test that tells you if the H Pylori is CURRENTLY active in your system?
Diagnosed in October, 2003 at age 31.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue

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   Posted 2/20/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I was tested during an upper scope, through a biopsy, I guess.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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   Posted 2/20/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup was jsut int he hospital for a week in january, severe pain in the abdomen and throwing up, scoped my stomach and biopsied inflamation there, turns out alot of h pylori, to bad it took them 2 weeks to get those test results back to me.....

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   Posted 2/20/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I had blood work for it thet came back negative. Howeve, my gi did the upper scope and found I had it thru biopsy. He says if you have had it a yr it will not show up in lab work. Susie

Usually they use a prevpack for it.

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   Posted 2/23/2008 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I was found to have this during a scope and biopsy as well ....
I have only had it once but that was enough for me
I had prevpack

Wow sure is along time before you got your tests results back ....2 weeks........ I had mine in a few days ........

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   Posted 2/23/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
My daughter suffers from pain in her chest....she's been put on ranitidine twice daily...but the doctor suspected h pylori so he sent her for a test.....she had nothing to eat or drink after midnight before the test and then, at a regular lab, was made to blow in a collection tube of sorts. 30 minutes later had to come back and do the same again. It's the first time I've heard or seen this test for h pylori. whe haven't received the results yet.
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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