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Yes.: H.Pylori has been implicated in ulcer formation. The most common way of treating h. Pylori is with the use of antibiotics. ...Read more
Helicobacter pylori (or h.Pylori) is a common bacteria which infects the lining of the stomach and can cause ulcers and stomach irritation, among other problems. It is fairly common on the United States and even more common in other parts of the world. It can be diagnosed by blood tests, stool tests, endoscopy, and several other methods. Treatment is a 7-14 ...Read more
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
Can you get Helicobacter Pylori again later, after having taken the antibiotics the first time around?
Yes.: No one knows how the germ is spread. Only suggestions include good handwashing & safe food preparation & handling. Also, not every treatment regimen works, that's why there are 8 suggested regiments to treat it. You and your doc need to sort out if you had a complete cure and then got re-infected, or the first infection never completely healed. See http://www.cdc.gov/ulcer/files/hpfacts.PDF ...Read more
I have helicobacter pylori and am almost finished with the antibiotics for it. i have bad chest pains that wake me up at night, what might this be?
Could be acid reflux: follow up with your GI doctor. May want to scope you or start PPI. ...Read more
I've been treated for helicobacter pylori about 8 years ago by taking antibiotics. Is it possible to be reinfected by the same bacteria?
I'm in my 3rd week of Helicobacter treatment and experiencing some heartburn for the first time in my life. Is this normal ? how much time does it needs to heal ? ( what should do ? )
( 10 days antibiotics , 4 weeks PPI , stomach pain mostly gone)
Im on antibiotics for Helicobater P.Can I trasmitt it to my husband?does he need to be tested ,too?
Yes and no: You can transmit H pylori through contact of close family members however there is not a whole lot you can do to prevent that transmission other than getting treatment and eradicating the infekction. I would have him get tested only if he is symptomatic though and I prefer the stool H pylori test over the blood test ...Read more
Treat the H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance of the bug. ...Read more
No need: IgG to Helicobacter indicates that you have had this infection at some time in the past. In other words, the IgG will remain high long after treatment. If you are experiencing abdominal pain or heartburn, then a physician can prescribe a medicine cocktail to treat the inflammed stomach and eradicate the bacteria (acid suppressive ppi and antibiotics). ...Read more
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