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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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Can H pylori cause slight cramping and back pain?

Can H pylori cause slight cramping and back pain?

Helicobacter pylori: No. This organism does produce gastritis, peptic ulcers and predisposes to gastric cancer, although 70% of people with it in the GI tract have no symptoms. The cramping and the back pain can potentially be related to the changes caused by this bug, but not by the organism itself. Please see a GI doctor and have this explored further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mildbgastritis/duodenitis about a month ago no h pylori. I was given omeprazole for 6 months. Will I heal? Also back pain lately

I was diagnosed with mildbgastritis/duodenitis about a month ago no h pylori. I was given omeprazole for 6 months. Will I heal? Also back pain lately

Probably: Gastric ulcer is caused mainly by NSAIDS or H pylori. A PPI such as omeprazol and stopping the offending drug is the main treatment that takes care of it most of the time. Thats why Gastroenterologists prefer to repeat the endoscopy later to confirm resolution. Rarely, its not fixed and then you will more specialized treatment. For specifics, follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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Up left ab & back pain, neg. H pylori, preg. so no endoscopy no foods make better or worse, RX PPI and antacids don't help nothing helps any ideas?

Up left ab & back pain, neg. H pylori, preg. so no endoscopy no foods make better or worse, RX PPI and antacids don't help nothing helps any ideas?

Some info. missing: Since don't know how far along you are, it's hard to generalize. During the third trimester, your stomach has less room for food and that can contribute to heartburn & indigestion. The enlarging uterus puts strain on the back muscles so back ache is common too. A kidney infection on the left side can cause the symptoms you describe also, and I recommend that be checked out too. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with h pylori i took the triple therapy i stil have the stomach upper pain with upper back pain however the heartburn is gone ?

I have diagnosed with h pylori i took the triple therapy i stil have the stomach upper pain with upper back pain however the heartburn is gone ?

Peptic ulcer disease: Pain must resolve in 3 to 6 weeks, of not must see a physician for further work up like endoscopy. At least burning is gone so you are getting better. ...Read more

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Ongoing mid upper back pain, spasms. Just did 14 day h pylori treatment. Pain in irritated back muscle and chest swallowing saliva. What could this be?

Ongoing mid upper back pain, spasms. Just did 14 day h pylori treatment. Pain in irritated back muscle and chest swallowing saliva. What could this be?

Needs Evaluation: To find out the source of this issue. Could even be atypical chest pain from your heart as opposed to GI pain from an ulcerated esophagus. Expect a chest x-ray, ekg to check out your heart, possibly an upper GI endoscopy. Don't try to diagnose this yourself. See a doc asap. ...Read more

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Can caffeine bring back gastritis 1 month after treatment? (wasn't caused by h.Pylori, nor drugs)

Can caffeine bring back gastritis 1 month after treatment? (wasn't caused by h.Pylori, nor drugs)

Caffeine and gastrit: Most likely - go back on the medications you were prescribed because one month is too short of a period for healing to be complete! ...Read more

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What causes persistent (several months) burning l mid abd pain migrating to l mid back area even though I completed an h pylori treatment?

What causes persistent (several months) burning l mid abd pain migrating to l mid back area even though I completed an h pylori treatment?

Ulcer treatment pain: Although the burning is most suggestive of an ulcer there are a variety of potential other causes including splenic or pancreatic sources. It is most likely related to the ulcer and the very first thing to do is schedule a follow up endoscopy to ensure a satsifactory response to the h. Pylori. You may not have had a complete response and may require a second round of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I was wondering can h pylori cause a burning feeling in middle back on the left side or is this something else it burns on left side chest and stomach?

I was wondering can h pylori cause a burning feeling in middle back on the left side or is this something else it burns on left side chest and stomach?

Helicobacter pylori: H. Pylori by itself does not cause any pain. It can make it more likely to develop an ulcer, however, and certainly an ulcer, if present, could produce the kind of pain you're talking about.I would start by taking ranitidine 150 mg twice a day while awaiting an appointment at your doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can h pylori cause mid back soreness? It feels like a small bruise at times . What are the chances of it being cancer?

If you have an ulcer: The bacteria h. Pylori can, over some years and usually in older prople, lead to gastric lyphoma, or gastric cancer, but far more common is gastritis or peptic ulcer, which can sometimes be felt as mid-back pain. One needs to take rx to cure the h. Pylori and for continued symptoms, consider an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause burning pain in stomach? Took Prilosec for 14 days but burning pain is back. Tested negative for h pylori

Heart Burn: Hi, you probably have Functional dyspepsia or non-ulcer dyspepsia, which is common in IBS, the treatment is change in diet includes avoiding fatty food, Alcohol, Caffeine, frequent but small portions, avoiding food which makes the patient worse, PPIs or H2 blockers but Antacid like Tums (calcium carbonate) won't work , one can consider Tricyclic Antidepressant if above measures not helpful.
Feel better. ...Read more

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Can h.Pylori infection cause bacpains?

H. pylori back pain?: If there is a posterior stomach or duodenal wall ulcer caused by h. Pylori, especially if the ulcer has perforated, back pain could be due to this infection. ...Read more

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Can h-pylori in your stomache cause severe edema throughout your body?

Can h-pylori in your stomache cause severe edema throughout your body?

Not normally: You definitely need to see a physician as soon as possible. H. Pylori by itself does not normally cause you to have full body swelling. There's something else going on that needs to be investigated, and examined by your physician. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What's the most accurate test for H.pylori? I'm worried I had a false negative result. First result unclear and second came back negative

What's the most accurate test for H.pylori? I'm worried I had a false negative result. First result unclear and second came back negative

Biopsy: The most accurate test, as for many medical tests, is the invasive one - which for H. pylori involves direct biopsy of the stomach tissue (usually during EGD - or upper endoscopy) followed by rapid urease test and histopathological examination. ...Read more

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Can i take probiotics while taking the triple regimen for h pylori cause i feel horrible when taking these meds and i heard probiotics can help?

Can i take probiotics while taking the triple regimen for h pylori cause i feel horrible when taking these meds and i heard probiotics can help?

Yes: Taking probiotics during your antibiotic therapy should be fine and may help with any antibiotic associated diarrhea. It should not compromise the effectiveness of the treatment (although traditional triple therapy for h. Pylori is often ineffective these days, up to 20% will fail). ...Read more

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I had h. Pylori 5 years back i took the treatment. Recently i took test . Now h pylori is negative. I am taking nexum daily. If not taken feel pain?

Talk to your doctor: Even though the h. Pylori is negative and you are taking nexium, (esomeprazole) you should not have pain. This may prompt your gastroenterologist to suggest a repeat endoscopy to investigate further. ...Read more

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What is the cause of h pylori in general?

What is the cause of h pylori in general?

Please see below: H. Pylori infection occurs when a type of bacteria called helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori) infects your stomach, usually during childhood. A common cause of peptic ulcers, h. Pylori infection is present in about half the people in the world.

H. Pylori bacteria can be passed from person to person through direct contact with saliva, vomit or fecal matter. ...Read more

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Can h pylori cause globus sensation?

Probably not: Globus sensation can be caused by several different possibilities. Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause , however, h pylori gastritis is not. I would treat the gerd aggressively and see if the globus sensation improves. I recommend that patients undergo an egd (stomach scope) to rule out any underlying conditions such as a peptic ulcer, esophagitis or hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with h.pylori . Ive lost weight the past 2 years, i was wondering if my h.pylori gets cured will i gain all the weight back?

I was diagnosed with h.pylori . Ive lost weight the past 2 years, i was wondering if my h.pylori gets cured will i gain all the weight back?

No ....: As you know, helicobacter pylori is the causal agent for peptic ulcer disease. Possibly you are suggesting that the symptoms of h. pylori--abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite--contributed to your weight loss, and maybe it did. But untreated/uncured h.pylori and ulcers can lead to serious problems; you should definitely pursue treatment and cure. Control weight with balancing calories/activity ...Read more

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I think I have H pylori. Been treated twice 10-15 years ago and I think it's come back. A there a place that I can order a test online? Thanks

Directlabs.com: order H. Pylori Stool Antigen for $159. Get it done at a locally contracted lab (usually a Quest). the stool antigen test is better and cheaper than breath test. If you want to wait on the test, try modifying your diet. Avoid tobacco/alcohol/caffeine/spicy/greasy/garlic/onion/mint/pepper/citrus/tomatoes. Eat small regular meals. PPI like nexium (esomeprazole) can interfere with test so maybe hold off. ...Read more

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Can h pylori cause weight loss?

Can h pylori cause weight loss?

Illness: Any illness or infection can cause weight loss.. h pylori can cause ulcers, reduced tolerance to food.. Better to exercise and manage your diet.. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue be caused by h pylori?

Inherited: Geographic tongue is inherited and controlled by genetics. The h pylori probably accentuates- makes it more obvious. It's nothing to worry about unless it shows the outline of atlantis the lost continent - just kidding. ...Read more

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How long does it take h pylori to cause an ulcer?

From months to never: Most of the H pylori infections are asymptomatic. So presence of H pylori bacteria in the stomach doesn't mean peptic ulcer would develop BUT when we find ulcer we should always check for the H pylori infection. Thanks ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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