The benefit of carrying out a SELFCheck Stomach Ulcer screening test in privacy ensures confidentiality as well as providing the necessary incentive needed to take further steps in terms of managing personal health and seeking earlier consultation with a healthcare professional to facilitate earlier medical intervention should further action be needed.
It is estimated that half the world's population may be infected with Helicobacter pylori. Infection with this bacterium can cause stomach ulcer or gastritis. Untreated infections increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.
There is no restriction on how frequently it can be carried out. Nevertheless, for those who have been treated for infection with Helicobacter pylori, positive results may appear up to 12 months after an active infection has been treated with antibiotics.
Consult your doctor for further examination, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Medical decisions should only be made following consultation with your doctor. Not being infected with Helicobacter pylori does not necessarily mean that someone cannot get a stomach ulcer for another reason.
After use, all the test components can be safely disposed of with normal household waste.