Mine also was diagnosed by an endoscopy. I have done the breath test also, that is to check for bacteria in your intestine. Usually H Pylori is diagnosed by stool samples. That is how mine have been done. I hope it helps??
Let me know what he says, ok? I too have learned that you have to be your own advocate, do your own research and make sure all your doctors know what is going on. Everytime I go to a specialist, they ask me who my primary is and do they send results to her?? No. So, why bother asking? Stay on top of things, ok? Hugs,
I'll keep you posted and you're so right about being your own advocate.
My internist is a very good diagnostician and I'm sure he came to the conclusion by eliminating other possibilities, and palpating many of my organs.
But I'm curious about his choice of a blood test as a diagnostic tool.
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