What does a positive C14 Urea breath test tell you about your patient’s symptoms? It is important to remember that a positive C14 Urea breath test simply tells you that the patient is actively infected with H.pylori.
Do any of you, who have tested positive for h pylori, suffer from bad breath as one of your symptoms? I have some digestive issues, but no ulcers that I am aware of. I am going to make an appointment with my doctor and hopefully he will test me for h pylori.
Blood tests for H. pylori may be positive for several years after the infection, so the urea breath test, the stool antigen test, or a biopsy may be used to find out if treatment has been effective. If your symptoms don't go away, an endoscopy may be needed.