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A 39-year-old male asked:

i have tested positive for igg h.pylori with a reading of 1.47. what does this mean and what should i do now?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
H. pylori: The test means you have produced an immune reaction to h.Pylori. Whether you have it now is uncertain, as the test can remain positive for a long time. A stool antigen test for H. pylori may show if you currently have it. Treatment of H. pylori is by a so-called 'triple therapy.' in the absence of relevant symptoms, though, it may not be necessary to do. See your doctor for clarification.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Which patients should be tested for h. Pylori?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Ulcer patient, other: Anyone with a history of ulcer disease;or from an endemic region for stomach cancer , e.g. Japan , chile; positive family history of ulcer or stomach cancer, ;symptoms consistent with possible ulcer disease. Controversy over testing people before chronic Aspirin use-both can cause ulcers, the 2 together, even more so. Anyone with symptoms enough for them to get an upper endoscopy.
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How can you eradicate helicobacter pylori completely?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Antibiotics: There are several antibiotic regimens which, along with acid suppression, have been proven to eradicated h.Pylori with 70-90% success rates.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

What is h. Pylori?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Infection of stomach: H.Pylori is type of bacteria helicobacter pylori that can cause infection in thestomach, together with acid stomach can cause ulcers .Pts are usually asymtomatic.When being treated with ulcers , this bacteria then get tested.It test is positive , pts are treated with two antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor for 7-14 days.
A 61-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about h-pylori ?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Its now considered: The number one cause of stomach ulcers and bleeding. It can be diagnosed via biopsy of your stomach or blood work. Treatment involves roughly a two week course of three agents that include a combination of antibiotics and antacids.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is h pylori deadly?

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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
H pylori: Definitely not. It's a bacteria recognized in the late 1980s that is associated with peptic ulcer disease. What's interesting is that many people may have it and yet have no ulcer disease. So, it's only worth looking for if you are suspecting an ulcer.

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