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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: Treating h. Pylori will not make you gain weight. It may however, make you feel better so you can eat more which then may allow you to gain weight. Th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
29 years experience Urgent Care
Usually it will: Sometimes one combination may not work. Another thing, if you get the blood test for antibodies against H Pylori, it will show a positive result for q ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Triple therapy: There are several combo regimens but they are basically 2-3 antibiotics plus a stomach protector medicine like Prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). One ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
What is the question: Yes, you should be treated.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Combination: Acid suppression meds in combination with antibiotics for 7-14 days. The choice of antibiotics will be determined by your allergy profile and the resi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many regimens!: There are five commonly used regimens, plus others not used much. All give about an 85% cure rate, so if 100 people are treated, eradication will not ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Once +, always +: The blood test for h pylori looks for your immune response to the infection. Once you turn positive, you never revert back to negative, even after ap ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Stomach: Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that infects the stomach; it would not infect your lungs. The breath test is how we diagnose helicobacter; it prod ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
3-4 meds: Studies show diet plays no role in eradication of h pylor infection of he stomach (a possible cause of stomach ulcers). However , avoidance of smokin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Go back to doctor: Something else may be going on and it is possible you need to undergo upper GI endoscopy. See a GI doctor.
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