A 29-year-old member asked:
what is h. pylori?
2 doctor answers
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran answered
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
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
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
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