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Just finished h pylori antibiotic treatment for 14 days. Now how long to check by a stool test?

Just finished h pylori antibiotic treatment for 14 days. Now how long to check by a stool test?

2 months: We almost never check a stool test for a test of cure. If you treated it we assume it's eradicated. However, to be on the safe side I would wait 2 months for the antigen to clear. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I finished h.pylori antibiotic. 2 week after the treatment the breath test was positive and the stool test was negative. do i still have h.pylori?

I finished h.pylori antibiotic. 2 week after the treatment the breath test was positive and the stool test was negative. do i still have h.pylori?

Too soon to test: Testing to ensure you've cleared the infection should happen about 6 weeks after you finish the treatment. Breath test is more accurate than the stool test which is still quite accurate. Hope this helps and you feel better! ...Read more

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Hav H.pylori. Treatment is anti biotics and another stomach drug. will 1 week course affect liver function? Pre Hevy drinker for nearly 1 yr.

Hav H.pylori. Treatment is anti biotics and another stomach drug. will 1 week course affect liver function? Pre Hevy drinker for nearly 1 yr.

Usually not.: although any medication can cause side effects, the usual treatments for H pylori do not often cause any harm to the liver. It is important to take the H pylori medications as prescribed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get bloody stools as a side effect of of anti-biotics taken for h. pylori? Completed treatment months back. Had bright red blood in stool now.

Can you get bloody stools as a side effect of of anti-biotics taken for h. pylori? Completed treatment months back. Had bright red blood in stool now.

Bloody stools: It is unlikely that antibiotics are causing bright red rectal bleeding. You will have to be checked for hemorrhoids and may need a colonsocopy ...Read more

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What happens when you have h pylori and you cannot tolorate does antibiotic treatments?

What happens when you have h pylori and you cannot tolorate does antibiotic treatments?

H pylori: If you could not tolerate any of the treatments, then you would have to live with the H pylori infection. However, there are many different regimens of antibiotics which can get rid of the infection, so it would be unlikely for you not to be able to tolerate all of them. Stick with a good gastroenterologist and he will get you through that. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello sir,i had used 14days antibiotics and triple trap therapy yet h.pylori positive. What should I do help me? thank you.

Hello sir,i had used 14days antibiotics and triple trap therapy yet h.pylori positive. What should I do help me? thank you.

Triple trap?: antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors and peptobismal are often givein with the antibiotics (often TWO antibiotics together). http://www.uptodate.com/contents/treatment-regimens-for-helicobacter-pylori longer therapy ? with two other antibiotics ? Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ... but this would often be a standard plan ...Read more

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I just find out I treated with a wrong antibiotic for h.pylori. levofloxacin base therapy fail. what to do ?

 I just find out I treated with a wrong antibiotic for h.pylori. levofloxacin base therapy fail. what to do ?

H. Pylori: There are multiple medication regimens that are effective for treating H pylori. If H pylori is still present with a proper H pylori test (this is tricky after treatment, be sure to ask your gastroenterologist), then your doctor can prescribe an alternative regimen for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done if all antibiotics treatments failed to eradicate h pylori? Natural supplements can help? Anything else?

Need to eradicate: You need to have the h pylori irradiated. Herbal supplements will not treat. Go back to your doctor and get your txbubtil gone. You need a urea breathe test for test of cure ...Read more

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I have PCA therapy for h. pylori.I got antibiotics for one week and PPI for 8 weeks,but I've been told to do 2. Is it ok to do antibiotics just 1 week?

I have PCA therapy for h. pylori.I got antibiotics for one week and PPI for 8 weeks,but I've been told to do 2.
Is it ok to do antibiotics just 1 week?

No: No it is not alright.You have to take Antibiotics for full 2 weeks as prescribed,otherwise HPylori infection will not be cured and you may have to be retreated ...Read more

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Endoscopy confirmed gastritis, cat scan normal. Amoxcicillin, additional antibiotic n ppi triple therapy 14 days for h pylori. Lost 12 lbs, normal?

Endoscopy confirmed gastritis, cat scan normal. Amoxcicillin, additional antibiotic n ppi triple therapy 14 days for h pylori. Lost 12 lbs, normal?

Normal?: No it is not normal to have gastritis. This may influence what you are able to eat. You may not be able to eat the foods you like or want, especially if they contributed to the gastritis. The antibiotics may also blunt your appetite . You should talk to your doctor as continuing to lose weight is not necessarily a good thing. ...Read more

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How long after triple antibiotic therapy for h pylori will my belly feel normal? 14 day course finished and belly is still feeling like hunger pangs

How long after triple antibiotic therapy for h pylori will my belly feel normal? 14 day course finished and belly is still feeling like hunger pangs

Highly variable: This will depend upon whether you were simultaneously treated with h2 blockers and whether you may have other issues in progress. If this continues you may want to go back and reconsult with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Pain from h pylori gastritis for 7 months now. Did 3 treatments wth different antibiotics +PPI still stool still test positive. try something differen?

Pain from h pylori gastritis for 7 months now. Did 3 treatments wth different antibiotics +PPI still stool still test positive. try something differen?

Tests, tests, tests: Usual regime of 2 antibiotics + a PPI for 3 weeks works cures in 85 % of time. Not 100 %. With several treatment failures have to consider other possibilities including false +'s, and possible stomach cancer. Go to a good gastroenterologist and discuss with him. ...Read more

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What happen when h pylori is not eradicate with tripe therapy of antibiotic i still feel gas n pain in stomach?

What happen when h pylori is not eradicate with tripe therapy of antibiotic i still feel gas n pain in stomach?

Depends: Sometimes treatment with a different medication combination will work. Also it depends on why they think that the H. Pylori is not eradicated. For example, the blood test will stay positive even after successful treatment and the stool test can stay positive for a short while after successful treatment. . You might need an endoscopy to evaluate the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Hi.i cant continiue triple therapy for my hpylori.because i my symtomps got worse and il loose weight.ia there any cure for h pylori whithout antibiot?

Hi.i cant continiue triple therapy for my hpylori.because i my symtomps got worse and il loose weight.ia there any cure for h pylori whithout antibiot?

Take treatment: You Ned to be treated. Speak to your doctor for other treatment medication options. Very important for you to come,tee the treatment and then you must have a test of cure ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Many regimens!: There are five commonly used regimens, plus others not used much. All give about an 85% cure rate, so if 100 people are treated, eradication will not occur in 15. Since if you test positive for h.Pylori, even after rx, you will always remain positive. My favorite combo is Clarithromycin 500 bid, Metronidazole 500 bid, and a twice daily proton pump inhibitor. Six pills a day is a lot. ...Read more

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3 failed treatments with antibiotics for h pylori. Have stomach pain. After last treatment took a PPI for 30 days. Result still positive. What's next?

Too complex...: to answer in 400 characters. We need to know what tests you've had, what treatments failed, and what test is still positive, among other things. I would either get a second opinion from another GI doc or try a GI doc at HealthTap Prime, especially if you have your test results available. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for h.Pylori infection?

H Pylori: I do not know whether you have been diagnosed or not, but you should have the infection confirmed before treating. The treatment usually consists of two weeks of antibiotic (usually clarithromycin) proton pump inhibitor, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more