A 29-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what is h. pylori?

2 doctor answers
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Nov 5, 2019
9
9 thanks
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
H pylori: H pylori is a ubiquitous bacterium very often found in the stomach. It is found in 50% of the world's population. It may not cause any problems in 80% but has been linked to gastric and duodenal ulcers and to cancer of the stomach. There are tests to detect it if symptoms warrant it.
Answered on Nov 7, 2019

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
H. Pylori: H. Pylori is a bacteria that can live in stomach and cause gastritis which is an inflammation in the stomach. It can be treated with a course of antib ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
2 questions here: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with ulcer, then treatment is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ul ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori) is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause an ulcer. There are several ways to diagnose it and it is erad ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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 b ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
Unlimited visits
$10/month