Can Helicobacter pylori be misdiagnosed

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I’ve been having problems with my stomach for the last 5 years. Been on ppi-s (pantoprazole) on and off but I' m mostly taking H2 blockers. I've done 2 biopsies on my stomach and no urea breath test. My endoscopy revealed a small hiatus hernia, gerd stage/level 1 and chronic gastritis. I used to have erosive gastritis 2 times but two weeks on ppi (40 mg in the morning) and I don't feel the pain anymore, it seems that I heal pretty quickly.

I still think that I might be having Helicobacter pylori. The reason I think I have it is because I have a "good" genetics when it comes to stomach. No one from my family - ancestors has ever had GI- disorders whatsoever. I've checked it down to the year 1870 (I luckily have all the info xd). Second thing is I'm not an anxious person really. Also, I have gerd because of frequent-chronic burping. I don't have heartburn unless I burp. The gerd is not a problem really but the gastritis is. I also feel that once my stomach lining heals the burping goes away.

What are your opinions, should I do an urea test to see if the biopsy (which is 99% accurate) misdiagnosed my helicobacter 2 times?

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    Hi yes I had been getting stomach problems for years I must of had about 4 endoscopies over the years but they did not find anything but I got poorly again and. Had another camera in my stomach and they found the hyplori this time.It also did not show up in my stool test.i would ask for a breath test or the camera again hope this helps.
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      Thank you very much for the response! I mean this is awful, how is it possible that they didn't find it? I will definetly go for an urea test as soon as I get of my antacids
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      I'm not sure how they miss it but they did with me hope you get sorted and get an answer soon it's not nice been in pain all the time.
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      One more question if that's ok. The previous gastroscopies where they didn't find the bug, did they take samples and sent them to the lab?
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