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A 55-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of h pylori bacteria and its treatment?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Upset stomach: Helicobacter pylori are bacteria that invade stomach, until recent decades scientists did not believe bacteria can exist in acid of stomach, as they can not be seen with ordinary stains, cause all gastric troubles , distention bloating , up set stomach, ulcers and even malignancy in some cases . Now presence could be detected by blood test and could be eliminated by antibiotics.

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What can you tell me about h. Pylori bacteria?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Ulcer organism: It is a bacteria that is commonly found in people who have ulcers. There are simple tests to find if you are infected, treatment is curative of ulcers and includes antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors
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A female asked:

I have h.pylori. How do I eradicate this bacteria?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Get Antibiotic Rx.: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Untreated H.pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Don't however confuse a positive H.pylori blood test with actual infection--having the antibody may only mean that at some point you were exposed. Biopsy, breath test, stool antigen assess for active bacteria.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can h. Pylori recur after treatment?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Maybe...: Reinfection with h. Pylori in an adult is unlikely based on what is understood about its transmission. Recrudescence of the infection may occur if the antibiotics did not completely eradicate the bacteria. The antibiotic regimens have a reported 80 - 90% eradication rate.
Last updated Jun 21, 2020

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