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is diarrhea, less often a symptom of h. pylori infection (helicobacter pylori)

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Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Any or none: Many people are asymptomatic where as others complain of abdominal pain or nausea.
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Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
37 years experience Gastroenterology
H.Pylori: If you are diagnosed with h.Pylori, it is usually not a bad idea to treat, particularly if you are symptomatic. It may even prevent stomach cancer: ht ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Treatable: Tell them this can cause ulcers in the upper gastrointestinal tract and predispose to cancer, but is treatable and curable and they will not likely ge ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
How old r kids?: If little kids, don't need to know much. H pylori is common, (couple billion people in the world have it); can cause infl of stomach, duodenum, ulcer ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Contagious: It is a stomach bacterial infection that can come from food you have eaten, and can be contagious within the same household or family members.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Problem in stomach: H pylori is a bacterium, found in the human stomach that is implciated as causing gastritis, peptic ulcers and also is associated with gastric cancers ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Helicobacter pylori: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that can infect the stomach & cause peptic ulcers.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
22 years experience Gastroenterology
4 tests: Breath test stool antigen test serum (blood test) biopsy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Treat: See your doctor for treatment. If the infection is confirmed, treatment with a combination of pills, is usually effective in eradicating the infectio ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Helicobacter pylori : H. Pylori is a bacterium which infects a large portion of the world's population, particularly in less developed environments. Most people have no sym ... Read More
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