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Can Helicobacter Pylori Cause Cancer
A recent endoscopy revealed I have intestinal metaplasia in my stomach. Test for helicobacter pylori turned out negative. What is the probability of my condition becoming dysplasia and eventually gastric cancer?
Probably low: Intestinal metaplasia increases your risk of gastric cancer by 10-fold or more. The actual percentage is not known, but from studies in the uk, can be as high as 11%. Numbers here in the us may be different. Endoscopic surveillance may be useful as it can catch development of dysplasia (a condition which predisposes to cancer) before it becomes full-fledged cancer. (source: asge guidelines). ...Read more
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
Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?
Possible: If theses are new symptoms I would see your doc. ...Read more
Not likely.: H. py lori infection is cause of ulcer disease. If your ulcers are severe, this in turn can cause fatigue. ...Read more
Many types: Helicobacter pylori is typically treated for 14 days with dual antibiotics therapy (Amoxicillin + Clarithromycin or Metronidazole + Tetracycline derivatives, and bismuth subsalicylate with proton pump inhibitor (Omeprazole or Lansoprazole Pantaprazole or Esomeprazole). To assess for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection post treatment, urea breath test is utilized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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