Patient Comments: Urea Breath Test - Experience With Test


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Comment from: Badwolf , 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 14

Your advice that medications, particularly proton pump inhibitors, may be taken contradicts advice from the test manufacturer and my doctor who state they must be stopped 7 days before the urea breath test. Antibiotics are also out.

Comment from: Itchy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 07

I experienced itchiness on the hands and groin within a couple of hours of taking the urea breath test pill. A few hours after that the itchiness spread to my face, neck, arms and legs, and rashes appeared in those areas. I took an anti-histamine, but overnight my face and especially lower lip became swollen. It took a further two days for the facial swelling to subside and six days after the test (continuing with anti-histamine tablets and topical cream during that time) I still have some symptoms.

Comment from: Burn, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 16

My urea breath result was over 3000 and my daughter was 300. After antibiotics my result was 34 and my daughter was 600. I believe they must have mixed up our results. We are both going to get retested at different times. Note: my wife and other daughter did not have Helicobacter pylori, go figure; we are always sharing drink bottles and food.

Comment from: George C, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 15

My urea breath test result was 2724 which is way above the negative limit of 200. My doctor concluded that I have H, pylori in my stomach and started me on 2 antibiotics plus a hydrochloric acid inhibitor. I am grateful for the principle of the breath test explained here. I still wonder how C13 is detected but as a scientist I am glad to know the basics.


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