i have been tested positive for this virus.
And under medication for a week
felt better for sometime, will it come afterwards, Is it completely out of my body?
i am so confused.
i got second tested, but haven't got the result yet.
First time they gave me CO2 to drink and then blow it balloon. Its kinda breath test.
H pylori is a bacteria...
There is a blood test, but it'll be positive even after treated. So it can't be used to make sure you've been sufficiently treated after the antibiotic/PPI treatment. That's why you had to do the breath test (it looks for the stuff the bacteria is making).
I'd suggest you stick with the PPI for a while even after testing negative to allow any ulcerations that had started to heal...
It could potentially come back if not all of it is killed by the medication. They probably gave you antibiotics of some sort, be sure to take them as told and take them all. Do not stop once symptoms go away because there may be small amounts of the bacteria left in your stomach, so be sure to FINISH your medicine unless your doctor prescribes you something else and tells you to stop using it.
An initial attempt at eradicating H. pylori fails in as many as 20 percent of patients. For patients failing one course of H. pylori treatment, we suggest either an alternate regimen using a different combination of medications, or preferably quadruple therapy consisting of a PPI twice daily and bismuth-based triple therapy (Pepto Bismol 2 tablets, tetracycline 500 mg, and high dose metronidazole 500 mg all four times daily or three combination bismuth subcitrate, metronidazole tetracycline capsules four times daily) preferably given with meals and an evening snack for 14 days.
For those failing two attempts at treatment, it is especially important to reinforce compliance with medications. Culture with antibiotic sensitivity testing can be done to guide subsequent treatments but generally we forgo culture in favor of "rescue" therapy. We suggest levofloxacin (250 mg), amoxicillin (1 gm) and a PPI each given twice daily for two weeks. Alternative dosing regimens have also been suggested.
Heliobacter Pylori is very scary. I had a family member who got it after eating contaminated food at a public event. They were sick on and off for five years before fully healing.