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Helicobacter pylori infection, what is this?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
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 symptoms or problems from it their whole life, but some develop inflammation of the stomach lining, known as gastritis, or even duodenal or gastric ulcers. It can be treated if identified. See your doctor if you have chronic stomach issues. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Choi
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 38 years experience
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: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/helicobacter-pylori-hpylori.
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Treat: See your doctor for treatment. If the infection is confirmed, treatment with a combination of pills, is usually effective in eradicating the infection.

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What are the symptoms of helicobacter pylori infection?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Any or none: Many people are asymptomatic where as others complain of abdominal pain or nausea.
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What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

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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!
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What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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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 resistance profiles in your community. The response rate to treatment is not 100%, more like 60-80% so be sure to be tested after treatment to check for cure.

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