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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter Pylori (Overview)

H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can be treated with antibiotics.


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What is the best medicine for Helicobacter Pylori?

What is the best medicine for Helicobacter Pylori?

Many types: Helicobacter pylori is typically treated for 14 days with dual antibiotics therapy (Amoxicillin + Clarithromycin or Metronidazole + Tetracycline derivatives, and bismuth subsalicylate with proton pump inhibitor (Omeprazole or Lansoprazole Pantaprazole or Esomeprazole). To assess for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection post treatment, urea breath test is utilized. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
557 Doctors shared insights

Helicobacter Pylori (Overview)

H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can be treated with antibiotics.


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Can a blood test diagnose helicobacter pylori?

Can a blood test diagnose helicobacter pylori?

H. Pylori: Yes. Of course. This is the most common way h. Pylori is diagnosed. ...Read more

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A recent endoscopy revealed I have intestinal metaplasia in my stomach. Test for helicobacter pylori turned out negative. What is the probability of my condition becoming dysplasia and eventually gastric cancer?

A recent endoscopy revealed I have intestinal metaplasia in my stomach. Test for helicobacter pylori turned out negative. What is the probability of my condition becoming dysplasia and eventually gastric cancer?

Probably low: Intestinal metaplasia increases your risk of gastric cancer by 10-fold or more. The actual percentage is not known, but from studies in the uk, can be as high as 11%. Numbers here in the us may be different. Endoscopic surveillance may be useful as it can catch development of dysplasia (a condition which predisposes to cancer) before it becomes full-fledged cancer. (source: asge guidelines). ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

Problem in stomach: H pylori is a bacterium, found in the human stomach that is implciated as causing gastritis, peptic ulcers and also is associated with gastric cancers and lymphomas. It is the most common chronic bacterial infection in humans, curiously. When found with duodenal ulcers for example, erradication of the organism can prevent ulcer recurrence. See a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?

Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?

Yes,: Yes, h pylori can be transmitted quite easily from one person to another, although in modern, sanitary conditions, that transmission is much less common than it used to be. ...Read more

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How treat helicobacter pylori?

Medications: H pylori is usually treated with a combination of several antibiotics as well as other medications. Your doctor will be able to give you the right combinations and duration. ...Read more

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I've been treated for helicobacter pylori about 8 years ago by taking antibiotics. Is it possible to be reinfected by the same bacteria?

Sure: Reinfections can occur and you may not have eradicated it by the first treatment. Get another test done and see if you need to be treated, again. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

Combination: Acid suppression meds in combination with antibiotics for 7-14 days. The choice of antibiotics will be determined by your allergy profile and the resistance profiles in your community. The response rate to treatment is not 100%, more like 60-80% so be sure to be tested after treatment to check for cure. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old female, I have been tested positive for helicobacter pylori, so what's a good treatment?

I am 25 years old female, I have been tested positive for helicobacter pylori, so what's a good treatment?

Triple therapy: There are several combo regimens but they are basically 2-3 antibiotics plus a stomach protector medicine like Prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). One option is Prevpac - contains the antibiotics Amoxicillin & Clarithromycin and the proton-pump inhibitor lansoprazole. It depends on your other medical conditions and allergies. ...Read more

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What foods are good to get rid of helicobacter pylori and what should I avoid eating?

What foods are good to get rid of helicobacter pylori and what should I avoid eating?

H. Pylori: H. Pylori affects 1/2 of world population. Acquired by food or water containing fecal matter. Treatment usually with two antibiotics + ulcer medication for 7-14 days. This depends upon specific medications used, good high fiber, low fat diet recommrnded. If an ulcer is identified limited coffee, tea& alcohol. Also avoid foods which cause discomfort. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How treat helicobacter pylori?

Medications: H pylori is usually treated with a combination of several antibiotics as well as other medications. Your doctor will be able to give you the right combinations and duration. ...Read more

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What is Helicobacter Pylori medicine?

What is Helicobacter Pylori medicine?

H. Pylori Medicine: Such as Prilosec or Omeprazole. Some antibiotics can also be used to treat the H. Pylori infection. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for Helicobacter Pylori?

Many types: Helicobacter pylori is typically treated for 14 days with dual antibiotics therapy (Amoxicillin + Clarithromycin or Metronidazole + Tetracycline derivatives, and bismuth subsalicylate with proton pump inhibitor (Omeprazole or Lansoprazole Pantaprazole or Esomeprazole). To assess for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection post treatment, urea breath test is utilized. ...Read more

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How can you eradicate helicobacter pylori completely?

Antibiotics: There are several antibiotic regimens which, along with acid suppression, have been proven to eradicated h.Pylori with 70-90% success rates. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori causes other health issues, true?

Unclear question: H pylori may be asymptomatic, may cause gastritis, peptic ulcer and stomach cancer. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How does helicobacter pylori get transferred from person to person?

How does helicobacter pylori get transferred from person to person?

Treat the H.pylori: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Household contacts that are co-infected (fecal-oral route) should receive concurrent therapy to avoid re-passing the infection from the untreated partner to the treated one. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with helicobacter pylori. What are the chances I have it also. Where do you get it from?

My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with helicobacter pylori. What are the chances I have it also. Where do you get it from?

High; its everywhere: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Some strains of h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Diagnostic options: serology (a positive test may not necessarily mean active infection), breath testing, stool testing for h.Pylori antigen, stomach biopsy or CLO testing. ...Read more

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I got helicobacter pylori, and I took medicines for almost 7 days. But my health condition is getting worse than before. Is it normal?

Need more info: If you are feeling worse than previously you must go back to your doctor and be reassessed. Since you don't specify what you are experiencing it is impossible to even speculate on what may be going on. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Can helicobacter pylori cause inflammation?

Yes: Helicobacter pylori is associated with gastritis (inflammatiion of the stomach lining), stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, stomach cancer and malt stomach lymphoma. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori test, how to interpret results?

Helicobacter pylori test, how to interpret results?

Helicobacter tests: Rapid tests for h. pylori are based on it's fairly unique enzyme urease, producing ammonia. This can be detected in gas (breath test), or pH-based media testing of tissue samples. The best test is a biopsy, perhaps with direct detection by IHC. The latter method also can find other complications like cancer. Stool antigen tests are also available. Serologic tests only tell if you have ever had it. ...Read more

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What is helicobacter pylori? What it do and is it treatable?

Stomach bacteria: H. Pylori is a bacteria found in the stomach. It does not necessarily cause ulcers, but is associated with ulcers over 90% of the time. If found, it can be treated with a combination of different medications, see your doctor for a prescription if needed. ...Read more

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Is it true that helicobacter pylori related to gallbladder problems?

Unclear: Recent research has been able to identify h. Pylori in the gallbladders of some patients who had a stomach infection from h. Pylori, but there is nothing to indicate if this means anything or if it causes any gallbladder problems. ...Read more

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Fighting helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori). What is the best way to do this?

Avoid reinfection: Get treated, possibly treat family members. Take steps to avoid reinfection- not eating or drinking after somebody, not eating left over, not eating from same plate, avoiding farm animals. ...Read more

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I have helicobacter pylori third year in a row and I treat it everytime. It keeps coming back during the summer. I have result 38 now. Also I have pain?

Get it treated: Once completely eliminated, prevent reinfection, main source is food, wash you hands, drink non contaminated water, maintain meticulous hygiene that will minimize chances of your reinfection and its complications. ...Read more