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What is h. pylori infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Helicobacter pylori: This bacteria has been shown to create hyperacidity in the stomach and predispose to gastric cancer. It is easily diagnosed and treated. If you have been having signs of abdominal discomfort, reflux esophagitis, frequent gastric pain please go and see a GI doctor. Best wishes to clear this up.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you can be infected many times, but if adequately treated unusual to see it recur in short time span.

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A 39-year-old female asked:

How dangerous is h. Pylori infection?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Worth treating: If you get tested for this you are having GI symptoms. H pylori is worth treating when you have reflux, peptic ulcers, or gastritis discomfort. Some people feel it can cause on going problems and it is worth taking the prescription regiman to get rid of it. Unfortunately the meds required can cause some nausea and it helps to take food with it. Have the discussion with the prescribing physician.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is h.Pylori infection contagious?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Potentially yes: Most h pylori aquired in childhood by 'shared spit' (one way or another). Contaminated water a possibility too.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can h.Pylori infection cause bacpains?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
H. pylori back pain?: If there is a posterior stomach or duodenal wall ulcer caused by h. Pylori, especially if the ulcer has perforated, back pain could be due to this infection.
A 21-year-old male asked:

What is the best treatment for h.Pylori infection?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors. A common regimen is omeprazole, Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin for 10-14 days. There are other combinations that can be effective as well.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is h. Pylori?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 36 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.

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