A 23-year-old female asked:
what do you do if the treatment for helicobacter pylori don't work?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Abdus Khan answered
29 years experience Urgent Care
Usually it will: Sometimes one combination may not work. Another thing, if you get the blood test for antibodies against H Pylori, it will show a positive result for quite some times.
Answered on Jul 6, 2017
Dr. John Feola answered
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O H PYLORI: H PYLORI IS THE ULCER CAUSING BACTERIA. Normally if GERD SX & ABD PAIN HAVE BEEN PRESENT 8-12wks. It is checked in blood work /stool & breath test if possible. THE MOST EFFECTIVE REGIMEN I USE IS PREVPAK X 2 wks Given your age GI CONSULT with EGD MAY BE SUGGESTED. To document eradication recheck stool H pylori x3
Answered on May 26, 2015
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