False Negative Tests for H Pylori
(Paoli, pa. U.s.a)
I have had on going issue for the last three years. I have had my gallbladder removed due to a high alt, however it still persists. I have loads of pain in my upper left quadrant and back that are worse when not eating for a couple of hours or after eating. And if I have any alcohol it really burns for days after
I have had every scan, test, and several scopes, upper and lower nothing showing with the exception of a very mildly elevated alt in the bloodwork
Is it possible that the endoscopy could have missed the h. Pylori? I have never had a breath test or blood work specifically looking for it.
I am a very healthy 43 yr old male who works out 5 days a week, no history of alcohol abuse, used to smoke. I have an incredibly high stress job that could be the only contributing factor that I can think of.