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From what ive read, zika is a limited diseAse for a male. But can it cause future issues? Similar to how long standing h pylori can cause cancer

From what ive read, zika is a limited diseAse for a male. But can it cause future issues? Similar to how long standing h pylori can cause cancer

Not persistent infec: Zika is a virus infection which is cleared by the immune system in a matter of weeks. So the virus does not persist in the body for more than a few months because the body makes good antibodies against it and that is all that is left behind after the virus has been cleared up in your blood(It can persist in the semen for a longer period of time). ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Does h pylori cause cancer? And is it true it has no symptoms? I feel sick all the time since i've had it 9 months now.

Does h pylori cause cancer? And is it true it has no symptoms? I feel sick all the time since i've had it 9 months now.

See below: H pylori may be asymptomatic, may cause gastritis, peptic ulcers and infrequently causes stomach cancer. It can be treated with antibiotics. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any idea how h. Pylori causes cancer?

Does anyone have any idea how h. Pylori causes cancer?

Yes: Helicobacter is a promoter for carcinoma, making the stomach lining cells multiply much more rapidly and let genetic mutations overgrow. It also brings in the immune cells that keep stomach lymphomas growing; for lymphomas (not carcinomas), elimination the helicobacter can (strangely) eliminate many lymphomas. Other factors too. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w h. Pylori on liver, currently on a 3 month meds. If the medication doesn't help will it cause cancer?

Diagnosed w h. Pylori on liver, currently on a 3 month meds. If the medication doesn't help will it cause cancer?

Eradication Time: H pylori resides in the stomach. It can cause gastritis, ulcers and with a chronic infection two types of cancers can occur: gastric cancer and malt lymphoma. The best treatment is triple therapy 3 medications consisting of a ppi and two antibiotics given for a total of 14 days to eradicate the bacteria and prevent these long term consequences. ...Read more

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When caused by H. pylori, does H. pylori remain once you reach the gastric cancer stage? And if so, can we do a UBT test to detect it?

When caused by H. pylori, does H. pylori remain once you reach the gastric cancer stage?  And if so, can we do a UBT test to detect it?

Sometimes.: H. pylori can cause certain gastric cancers, and a type of lymphoma found in the stomach (MALT lymphoma). It can also decrease the risk for certain cancers. Treating H. pylori is important and recommended if you have a type of cancer associated with it. And yes, a urea breath test (UBT) is the way to test for it. Try this link for more info: http://tinyurl.com/kp92hhc ...Read more

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So in cases of gastric cancer caused by H. pylori, the H. pylori tends to still be present at the cancer stage. And a UBT would test for it.

So in cases of gastric cancer caused by H. pylori, the H. pylori tends to still be present at the cancer stage.  And a UBT would test for it.

Not necessarily: Once cancer has developed, H. pylori is sometimes but not always identified. In the process leading to cancer, H. pylori can cause the stomach lining to develop "protective" metaplasia, and H. pylori tend not to be present in metaplasia. Also, even if present, the UBT has limitations in identifying H. pylori if the patient has been treated with antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, etc ...Read more

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Does h. Pylori cause stomach cancer?

Does h. Pylori cause stomach cancer?

Yes, it can.: H. Pylori is a type of bacteria that likes to grow on the inside of the stomach. This bacteria causes irritation of the stomach wall lining. The body tries to heal, but a vicious cycle of irritation and healing gets started. Over time, the regenerating stomach lining cells become disorganized in their growth which can (not always) lead to cancer growth. H. Pylori therapy can reduce cancer risk. ...Read more

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I had a gastroenterologist tell me that chronic gastritis not cause by h-pylori does not pose a cancer threat, is this true?

Yes: True all cases of chronic gastritis are not due to h pylori infections also every gastritis will not lead to cancer , best me sure eat healthy food , maintain hygiene contaminated food is the cause , if you have h pylori infection get it treated before the complications sets in ...Read more

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If some common infections can cause cancer(epstein-barr, h pylori) how are these tested for? And if positive, how are they eliminated from the body?

If some common infections can cause cancer(epstein-barr, h pylori) how are these tested for? And if positive, how are they eliminated from the body?

Any symptoms?: Both of these infections are almost universal and do not need to be treated if there are no symptoms. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis/stomach irritation without h pylori cause stomach cancer? How likely is it?

Can chronic gastritis/stomach irritation without h pylori cause stomach cancer?  How likely is it?

Not common: The origin of most stomach cancers seen today are near upper cardio esophageal site. The h pylori is needed since the gastritis and resulting ulcer are healed from bone marrow stem cells migrating to ulcer site. The h pylori toxin induces malignant transformation. It is rare for the inflammatory process to induce Ca without a secondary form of intervention. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

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