A 24-year-old female asked:
Had treatment for h pylori but stomach pains bloating constipation heartburn and gas havnt been retested yet but is it normal to still have symptoms ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Symptoms can take 4 weeks or so to improve. I usually retest heliobacter Ag in stool 1 month after treatment and you can take an acid blocker or proton pump inhibitor like prilosec for symptoms. Failure of treatment can happen and a different treatment would be recommended. Also reinfection can occur.. Additionally there could be another problem like gallstones or lactose intolerance
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Symptoms post HP tx: Usually after a successful treatment course with three medication you must get either the stool antigens for H. PYLORI or Breath Test to ascertain that the bacteria was successfully eradicated. I am assuming that you were positive before the given the treatment.... After the treatment we need to verify that the treatment was successful.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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