GI MAP

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LeslieAJ
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Re: GI MAP

Post by LeslieAJ » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:21 am

I also had a GI MAP done that showed positive hpylori, Virulence Factor dupA, and showed negative resistance to Clarithromycin. Level 3.5e2 vs normal of less than 1.03e3. I had treated it with natural treatments back over the summer and had had it 8 years earlier. This test interested me because I was left with healing ulcers I believe and food sensitivities. I was getting better but not there. I also recently realized I have a history of this on my mother's side of the family, a cousin and my grandmother. My brother currently having issues. My husband takes acid blockers 24-7 for a hiatal hernia and does not want to get tested because he does not want to go off acid blockers. So I am not sure if I had it and it was just low enough to not be detected, my husband re-infected me or if this test is accurate. My symptoms have slowly gotten worse so I believe I have it.

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Re: GI MAP

Post by Helico_expert » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:25 pm

How long ago did you take the treatment? if it's more than 3 years, then you can do blood test to find out if you are reinfected with H. pylori.

Blood test is normally very sensitive. A negative blood result is normally always true. However, a positive result could due to previous exposure. Hence, if you got a positive result, you should get a 2nd confirmation test. eg. stool test or breath test.

schism
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Re: GI MAP

Post by schism » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:12 am

So I had diarrhea the last 4 days and went into the walk in clinic and asked to be tested for C diff. The results are back and I do indeed have c diff. It’s been 3 months since pylera....

They prescribed me vancomycin.

Super frustrated.

Mottzo
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Re: GI MAP

Post by Mottzo » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:01 pm

Hi I’m interested in all this as I too have a GI map with +ve pylori - higher levels than the initial poster here BUT my breath test was negative so my Dr won’t treat. I’m going the natural route but am a little comforted in the fact that the GI map was backed up in this case by a + biopsy. I am 100% symptomatic for pylori..... something must be causing my nausea and tired Lic ....I was 100% fine then boom!!!

Anyone else had a +ve GI MAP then _ve breath?
Thanks

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Re: GI MAP

Post by Helico_expert » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:56 am

indeed. I would think breath test will be more accurate than GI Map. were you taking any medication 2 weeks before breath test?

Mottzo
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Re: GI MAP

Post by Mottzo » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:59 am

No - the odd Zantac but that’s it......but from my understanding this test checks for DNA so at some point I must have had it ?

It may now have passed through - would my stomach take a Long time to heal once it has cleared? Or does it all calm down again pretty quickly?

Thanks

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Re: GI MAP

Post by Helico_expert » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:24 am

Zantac should be fine for breath test. However, it's probably good to know how negative is negative. Sometimes, we get patients with borderline negative, we would ask the patient to test again in a couple of days.

The DNA test can be oversensitive. So it's not a recommended test in the guideline.

After the treatment, you'll need to repeat the diagnostic test to find out if you still have HP. Given that your breath test is not very accurate, do you have access to stool test?

The recovery is very subjective. It depends on the damage done. Hopefully you'll recover as soon as possible.

Mottzo
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Re: GI MAP

Post by Mottzo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:41 pm

Hi thanks - appreciate the advice - I’ll do the overall protocol which is good for gut heath anyway and removing parasites and retest.

I will be so pleased to stop the gnawing pain and constant nausea!!

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