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Bacteria Causing Stomach Ulcers
I was diagnosed with stomach ulcer in Africa in 06 and my GI said i was exposed to the bacteria that causes ulcer in 2010 in the us should I worry now?
If someone have stomach ulcer cause by h.pylori,but they didn't treat the bacteria. how long will h.pylori cause another ulcer ?
Unknown : it is difficult to predict. You could have multiple new officers, which could start the minute you go off of the stomach medication, or you may have no other ulcers the rest of your life. If you have a documented ulcer, however. It is important to completely eradicate the H pylori so that it is less likely to recur. ...Read more
I recently found out I have a stomach ulcer from a bacteria that causes it i throw up everyday for several months y did it take so long to notice?
Campylobacter : Campylobacter jeujeni is a well known cause of peptic ulcer disease. Doctors, usually do not do labs, such as trying to detect the bacteria in blood or do a culture and sensitivity. Stomach ulcers, usually do not make you throw up everyday for several months. If needed, an upper GI endoscopy may help with diagnosis. Please consult your pcp. Thanks. ...Read more
If you have an inflamed esophagus and stomach but have no ulcers or bacteria of anykind is it ok to eat veggies and fruit like tomatoes?
Esophagitis: This depends upon the source of the inflammation. Bacterial infection in these circumstances is usually not the issue, but rather there is the potential for viruses and yeasts to produce inflammation. Or this may simply be due to reflux. Eating various foods may irritate these tissues, but you should first be seen and evaluated by a GI doctor. ...Read more
H. pylori & ulcers: An estimated 2/3 of people have h. Pylori bacteria, but most of them never have any symptoms. However, h. Pylori is a major cause of peptic ulcers (>90% of duodenal ulcers, an estimated 60% of gastric ulcers). Nobody knows why some people with h. Pylori get ulcers but others don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test ruled out h.Ployri bacteria, I have been on omeprazole for 8 weeks, what are the chance I have stomach ulcer? I do not take nsaids.
Can't calculate: Since ulcers are definitively diagnosed by direct visualization, it's hard to quantify the probability of an ulcer. But if you have symptoms suggestive of an ulcer, not improving with medical therapy, that's probably the time to see an gastroenterology specialist for a definitive diagnosis. Good luck and feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dentist did laser/deep cleaning on teeth/gums. I have gum disease. Bacteria test is positive. Have stomach ulcers. Can i take align with metronizadole?
Not necessary: Align is a probiotic supplement for your digestive health. Antibiotic may kill the good bacteria and disrupt the balance of its activities. When using lanap or laser therapy, most of the time the antibiotic is an adjunctive procedure and not required. Discuss with your periodontist about not using antibiotics. Strict follow up, occlusal adjustment, and recall is what brings success to your tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
21yr.oldvegan and have stomach pain but have been told after stool sampling,endoscopy and colonoscopy there is no sign of ulcer or H. Pylori bacteria.
Stomach Pain: Sounds to me that it most likely functional dyspepsia or nonulcer dyspepsia. Nonulcer pain is common &can be long lasting. Can cause signs and symptoms that resemble those of an ulcer, such as pain in your upper abdomen, often accompanied by bloating, belching& nausea. Psychological factors which may be contributing anxiety stress emotional event. Treatment with medications has variable success. ...Read more
+ stomach ulcer 3 days ago. Tested + for h-Plora. Am on Clarithromyc 500 BID, Amoxicillin 875 BID & Omeprazole BID. Will these get rid of bacteria ?
Statistically likely: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. However, no regimen works 100% of the time, and your H.pylori may be resistant to the first antibiotics used. Under treated H.pylori may increase your risk of persistent or recurrent ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Take your drugs to completion for best results & greatest chance of cure. ...Read more
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