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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you get infection with helicobacter pylori?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of helicobacter pylori infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Any or none: Many people are asymptomatic where as others complain of abdominal pain or nausea.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
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 and lymphomas. It is the most common chronic bacterial infection in humans, curiously. When found with duodenal ulcers for example, erradication of the organism can prevent ulcer recurrence. See a gastroenterologist!
Last updated Jan 3, 2020
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