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Diagnosis of Gastric Ulcer

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Gastric Ulcer:

Your health care provider may choose to use any of the following tests to determine if your ulcer is caused by H. pylori.
Blood tests: A blood test can confirm if you have H. pylori. To perform this test, your health care provider sends your blood sample to a lab.

Breath tests: A breath test can determine if you are infected with H. pylori. In this test, you drink a harmless liquid and in less than 1 hour, a sample of your breath is tested for H. pylori.

Endoscopy: Your health care provider may decide to perform an endoscopy. This is a test in which a small tube with a camera inside is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach to look for ulcers. During the endoscopy, small samples of the stomach lining can be obtained and tested for H. pylori. (Source: excerpt from Helicobacter pylori Infections (H. pylori) general: DBMD)


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