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A 19-year-old male asked:

after failing first h. pylori treatment, does the bacteria become stronger and more difficult to eradicate due to the treatment? worst symptoms too?

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Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
H. pylori : At this time, H. pylori does not appear to develop resistance following ineffective treatment. It can be a bit difficult to predict which specific combination of medications will work best for each person. I hope the next treatment works better for you.

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