Ulcers with negative test for H.pylori

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I was diagnosed with gastric ulcers at the beginning of January after an endoscopy. H.pylori biopsy was negative. However I had been taking omeprazole for about 8 weeks prior to test. I am now on lansoprazole but not really noticing any significant improvement. Has anyone had a false negative test? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi liz, what are your symptoms please?

    i suspect I may or may not have an ulcer .

    have you looked into cabbage juice, and mastic gum? 

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      Hi

      My symptoms started with a feeling of burning/soreness in my stomach which would come and go. I then started with a feeling of a lump in my throat. Since then I also get chest/back pain between the shoulder blades. Again the symptoms come and go. Some days I feel fine but it's usually because I've been very careful about what I eat. Yes I've bought myself a juicer and going to try cabbage juice. I haven't tried mastic gum. I have diverticular disease and so I have to be careful when I introduce something new to my diet. How are you feeling? It's not much fun all these gastric issues

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    Hi, yeh I have all sorts of issues too. Gas bloat pain you name it.

    i Also wondered if I have diverticulitis funnily (well not really) enough...  But my bowel moments are pretty normal? sad

    well l read in the uk mail about a girl who had recurring ulcers and multiple antis etc couldn't clear it but then tried mastic gum along with cutting out booze and finally rid it in a few weeks . I'm trying some too see if it works to settle my tummy at the very least.

    i hope you feel better soon

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      Re diverticular disease if it flares up you'll really know about it. It is soooo painful so I would assume you don't have it.

      Are you on any medication or have you had/going to have any investigations?

      Good luck and let me know how you're getting on

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    Hi liz.

    ok then I don't have it thank you.

    nothing other than bloods and physicals (feeling around)

    i do torture myself with caffeine and some wine which I need to stop but really struggling there sad

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