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Frequent stomach problems, hydrogen breath test, THS test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Thanks, I just have one medical query regarding my wife. Is it ok if I ask you?
Doctor :   Yes,please proceed.
User :   She has to undergo edoscopy, hydrogen breath test and THS test tomorrow. And she just realised that she has periods. You think it is fine if she proceeds with her test.
Doctor :   yes she can undergo.Why is she getting the tests done.
User :   she has frequent stomach upsets. Just as a precaution we are getting all these tests done. For now colonoscopy is normal.
User :   I think the main reason is high stress work load
Doctor :   Ok, has she done the h pylori test.
User :   Sorry, what is this test about?
Doctor :   This is to know whether she has any infection with this bacteria which causes gastritis and reflux.
User :   I thought endoscopy, colonoscopy and hydrogen breath test could reveal if there is any infection?
Doctor :   Have you seen a gastroenterologist
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok,follow his advice.If he says to do h pylori you can do,or you can suggest from your side.
Doctor :   After trying out medication and dietary changes it is better to follow all these.HAve you tried?
User :   Yes Also, she cut down her eating out habits. Still she had stomach upset 3-4 times in the last couple of months. That is when we decided to do these tests.
Doctor :   ok, then we will see the results.
Doctor :   Do you have anymore medical queries.
User :   Thank you This conversation was very helpful. I don't have any more medical queries.
User :   Have a good day
Doctor :   ok.Take care.
Doctor :   wish you good health.
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