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Ask the Doctors - Do I need an H. pylori test?

September 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I need an H. pylori test?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Because of the potential risks of proton pump inhibitors, should I have an H. pylori breath or stool test  to make sure I have the H. pylori bacterium before committing to long-term treatment with the PPI? That’s an excellent question, and it reflects our increasing knowledge about both the bacterium and proton pump inhibitors. […]

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Tags: acid reflux, Aciphex, Ask the Doctors, Dexilant, Dr. Robert Ashley, gastritis, H. pylori, heartburn, Nexium, ppi, Prevacid, Prilosec