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can you catch the h pylori from work

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Unless your place of work has a policy against it. There is no problem to work with this infection.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Yang
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Action of the urease: H. Pylori produces urease which is utilized in the breath test. The pt is fed a meal containing radiolabelled urea. The urease breaks down the urea re ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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No/when symptomatic: Not all infections are transmissible directly from one person to another. The bacteria reside in the stomach of people so afflicted. So, no, you can ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
May take longer: I would give it a week to work, if not, then you may need a different medication. Was this rec by your doctor?
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Likely you have it by now, get a test yourself.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacques gideon Tredoux
Specializes in Diabetology
Upper abdominal comp: You complain of “gastritis” complaint not responding to usual treatment. Note that upper abdomen complaints are not necessarily related to the stomach ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Helicobacter: You may have H. pylori infection, but the only way to be sure is to be tested by a professional. See your doctor and hope that this clears up soon.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Its possible you &: ...your husband have been passing the infection back and forth. It's critical that you both eradicate the H.pylori organism with simultaneous treatmen ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
That's in 6 months: Six months is an eternity. Details matter... such as why testing was done. If he had symptoms and still has symptoms, then 6 months would be plenty of ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Lots of possibles: Not much of what you have described -- Nausea, heaves, gagging - are things commonly associated with H. pylori associated gastritis or ulcers. I would ... Read More
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