H.pylori test

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I have got an h.pylori home test kit, I have heard that you have to give up ppis before doing the test, is that correct and if it is how long for?

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    You need to give up PPIs for two weeks before an H pylori test to make sure it is accurate. This information is correct.

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    Hi moon53540

    Two weeks...

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    Why don't you ask your Doctor?

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      It takes a month to get an appointment at my surgery, that is why I got the home test kit. I am waiting for an appointment to get an endoscopy but in the mean time I thought I would test for h.pylori in case that is what is causing the problem.

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      ive just been through similar hence i knew the answers to your questions. You can still take tums and antacid tablets apparently. i found andrews salts to be the best for instant relief. i hope you feel better soon 😃

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    Hi moon53540

    Are there no instructions about do's and don'ts with the HP Kit?

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