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Is there a test that can determine the ratio of good to bad bacteria (or vice versa) in the stomach/intestines?

Is there a test that can determine the ratio of good to bad bacteria (or vice versa) in the stomach/intestines?

No test: Great thought question. However, you are assuming 1) we know not only all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The micro biome), but 2) we also know which bacteria is "good" and "bad". There is still a lot of research to answer these two issues- especially when good bacteria, if there is too much of it, can be "bad" by causing an imbalance with other bacteria in the gut. ...Read more

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Is it essential to treat faecalis bacteria if a lab test says that someone has the bacteria in his stomach or intestines. Symptoms, bloating and pain.

Is it essential to treat faecalis bacteria if a lab test says that someone has the bacteria in his stomach or intestines. Symptoms, bloating and pain.

Get 2nd opinion: The stomach and small intestine are not usually cultured for bacteria such as these, and the daignosis can't be made without culture. If this is a diagnosis presented to you by an independent medical thinker, perhaps with a diagnosis of "gut dysbiosis", get with a scientific practitioner instead. These practitioners are often sincere but I believe they're misguided. ...Read more

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What the cause of having bacteria in stomach what is it and how to prevent it I pass gas a lot and bad bacteria comes out of me and also bad breath?

What the cause of having bacteria in stomach what is it and how to prevent it I pass gas a lot and bad bacteria comes out of me and also bad breath?

H. Pylori IS BADDD: Bacteria in the intestines is normal. In fact, bacteria plays an important role in the break down of bile and the absorption of some nutrients, but certain bacteria such as H. Pylori can be extremely harmful. H. Pylori is a bacteria that can live in the stomach, if left untreated if can cause cancer a MALT mucosal associated lymphoid tissue. A simple test in your PCPs office can defect H. Pylori ...Read more

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Someone has H pylori bacteria is it associated with stomach cancer? Is there a High chance that if there r symptoms that they might have stomach cancer

Someone has H pylori bacteria is it associated with stomach cancer? Is there a High chance that if there r symptoms that they might have stomach cancer

Ans: H pylori is a build up of the bacteria in the stomach. It can lead to peptic ulcer disease. There has been a hazy link to stomach cancer. It needs to be treated if you tested positive. Change your lifestyle eat healthy and drink water ...Read more

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Is there any possible way that birth control pills cause a disrupt in the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract or stomach?

Is there any possible way that birth control pills cause a disrupt in the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract or stomach?

Hmm, good question: I don't think we know. It is possible due to individual variations on responses to hormonal changes on the gut... We need to find reaserch data. For general information, this link us pretty comprehensive: http://www. M.Webmd. Com/women/birth-control-pills? Page=1. ...Read more

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I have sle and at time I feel sick and think I have bacteria in my stomach also bad smell in my mouth is there any thing over-the-counter I can have?

I have sle and at time I feel sick and think I have bacteria in my stomach also bad smell in my mouth is there any thing over-the-counter I can have?

Need more than OTC: How long has it been since your last Medical and Dental check-ups? You may have one problem or two concurrent but unrelated problems. Please seek professional care rather than trying to self-medicate. ...Read more

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I have gas and bad stomach. My gums are bleedy and bad breeth. Mucusing as gelly. Is it a bacterial infection. I felt something wrong in me. What's this?

I have gas and bad stomach. My gums are bleedy and bad breeth. Mucusing as gelly. Is it a bacterial infection. I felt something wrong in me. What's this?

See your doctors: See your physician for your stomach problems and see your dentist for an evaluation of your teeth and gums. If the gums are puffy and bleeding, you at a minimum have gingivitis or possibly early periodontitis. These conditions need to be treated. ...Read more

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Do the bacteria in my stomach stop food borne illness?

Do the bacteria in my stomach stop food borne illness?

Acid Actions: While there are bacteria that reside in our stomach, it is actually the acid environment and thick mucous layer that protect us from bacterial invasion in bad foods. Unfortunately, most food borne illness are from pre-formed toxins made by the bacteria in the food before we've eaten it. The toxins are often less likely to be affected by the acid and as a result we get ill following consumption. ...Read more

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Tested positive for bacteria in my stomach what does that mean?

Tested positive for bacteria in my stomach what does that mean?

Ask.: Not sure, but sounds like you may have had a test for h. Pylori, a bacterial infection of the stomach that leads to ulcer formation. I would ask your physician though to be sure. ...Read more

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Can h. Pyloric bacteria increase acid in stomach?

Can h. Pyloric bacteria increase acid in stomach?

H. pylori: H. Pylori can more importantly cause ulcers and even cancer of the stomach. Once identified it needs to be treated. Possible role for upper endoscopy (egd). Advise to be seen by a gastroenterologist (gi). Feel free to visit www. Browardgi. Com. ...Read more

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Is stomach bacteria genetic?

Is stomach bacteria genetic?

Bacteria in & on us.: Yes and no. To be alive and to digest some of the food we eat we need to have bugs living in our gastro-intestinal tracts. The type of bugs we have may come from growing up in an environment with our family. But it is mostly environmental that these bugs living in symbiosis with us are present. I would be curious as to why you asked this question. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about the bacteria in my stomach from gall stones?

Should I be worried about the bacteria in my stomach from gall stones?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean. Stomach bacteria may be h. Pylori & is treated with appropriate course of antibiotics. Gallstones would not be related to stomach bacteria. Can be hard to differentiate abdominal symptoms from gastritis and gallstones though. ...Read more

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Are tonsil stones asociated with stomach bacteria?

Are tonsil stones asociated with stomach bacteria?

No: They are associated more with bacteria from the upper respiratory tract/sinuses. ...Read more

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2year old won't eat drinks a little dr said she had bacteria in stomach but should of been better white cells in peer going on 2nd week?

2year old won't eat drinks a little dr said she had bacteria in stomach but should of been better white cells in peer going on 2nd week?

Re- evaluate: You need to take her/ him back to the doctor for re- evaluation. Two weeks is a long time for any virus to last. And bacteria in stomach? Doesn't make any sense. For sure, the child needs to be seen again by a doctor. ...Read more

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We are taught that the immune system recognizes self from non-self but do the non-self stomach bacteria that live in harmony with us count as well?

We are taught that the immune system recognizes self from non-self but do the non-self stomach bacteria that live in harmony with us count as well?

Simplistic idea: To answer this question would require a textbook-length treatise on all of biology. Our immune system can attack us and be evaded by enemies. Helicobacter hardly lives in harmony with us in the stomach, but the intestinal bacteria are physically remote from places that the cells and antibodies of our police force can go, and live happily with us. ...Read more

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Might we be born with the h pylori bacteria in our stomach?

Might we be born with the h pylori bacteria in our stomach?

No: Our system is free of germs until birth. Then we acquire germs by ingesting them. Some will sneak past the harsh stomach acid and pass through to the intestines and stay. If h.Pylori ends up in your stomach, you ate it. ...Read more

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Can I clean my stomach bacteria left by marijuana after quitting?

Can I clean my stomach bacteria left by marijuana after quitting?

Bacteria?!!: No bacteria can live in the acid environment of the stomach except heliobacters and I do not know of a relationship between those and marijuana what do you mean by cleaning the stomach anyway!? ...Read more

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H-pylori bacteria in my stomach, what should I do to my diet to help heal it faster?

H-pylori bacteria in my stomach, what should I do to my diet to help heal it faster?

No dietary changes.: Changing your diet will not get rid of H pylori. There are several antibiotics, which when given for a week or two, will reliably get rid of the organism though. You should see your doctor if you have been diagnosed as having symptomatic H pylori infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic male, pcp says bacteria in stomach is gone. Why? Can it be replaced? If so, how?

Type 2 diabetic male, pcp says bacteria in stomach is gone. Why? Can it be replaced? If so, how?

TheGoodThBad&TheUgly: Depends on the bacteria-& keep in mind that there are very few options in the stomach because the pH in there is very very acidic most of the time. But there's a pesky little bacteria that just loves it in there (H.pylori), living in the stomach's mucus layer. It can cause gastritis, hyper-acidity & ulcers. So, good to be gone. Anywhere else in the gut, the good bacteria can be replaced with a probiotic ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a doctor says there might be some bacteria in the stomach how serious is this?

Can you tell me if a doctor says there might be some bacteria in the stomach how serious is this?

H. pylori...: The stomach is a highly acidic place, and the high acid levels prevent many bacteria from being able to live there. Some bacteria (like helicobacter pylori) are able to live in / infect the stomach and cause inflammation of the stomach lining which can lead to upset stomach and other symptoms. This type of infection is treated by combination of antibiotics and peptobismol. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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I've been reading some people with SIBO don't make enough stomach acid, so you don't kill bacteria from foods you eat as well. True?

I've been reading some people with SIBO don't make enough stomach acid, so you don't kill bacteria from foods you eat as well. True?

SIBO: That is possible, but not the entire story. You need to read about this on the net and/or discuss it with the doctor seeing you. Patients with bacterial overgrowth typically have symptoms of nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, malnutrition, weight loss and malabsorption which is caused by a number of mechanisms too complex to discuss here. ...Read more

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Needle pain in lower left abdomen to the back. Pus cells 1-2/hpf. Renal cells: occasional. Bacteria: few. Mucus thread: many. Possible diagnosis?

Needle pain in lower left abdomen to the back. Pus cells 1-2/hpf. Renal cells: occasional. Bacteria: few. Mucus thread: many. Possible diagnosis?

"pinched nerve": Your urinalysis is not showing a good cause such as an infection or a stone (no blood) the quality of pain seems more like a nerve radiating from the back to the front, a little higher on the back lower on the front. Movement may exacerbate the pain or discomfort. But, this impression is without examining you. Go have an exam done and clarify it. It would be more reassuring. ...Read more

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