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Woodland Hills, CA
A 42-year-old female asked:

Can h pylori cause gas and acidity.what test to find if it is there and what is the treatment.thanks.

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Helicobacter pylori: The simple answer to your question is yes. There are several blood tests for the bacterial infection. There is also a urease breath test. If you end up seeing a GI doctor and endoscopy performed, a biopsy can also be taken. No single drug cures H. pylori infection. Treatment involves taking several medications for 7 to 14 days. Treatment includes an acid inhibitor and 2 antibiotics.
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