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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can daily ppi taken for gerd mask the pain of h.pylori ulcers indefinitely/forever? or real h.pylori ulceration/gastritis becomes more severe/painful over time and non responsive to single ppi dose forcing the person see doc timely for antibiotics.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
H pylori: Ppi's alone will not eradicate h pylori. Why not get tested for it by inhalation testing or upper endoscopy? At your young age,hopefully you won't have to take ppi's forever.
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