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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
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
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
My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with helicobacter pylori. What are the chances I have it also. Where do you get it from ?
High; its everywhere: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Some strains of h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Diagnostic options: serology (a positive test may not necessarily mean active infection), breath testing, stool testing for h.Pylori antigen, stomach biopsy or clo testing. ...Read more
Helicobacter tests: Rapid tests for h. pylori are based on it's fairly unique enzyme urease, producing ammonia. This can be detected in gas (breath test), or pH-based media testing of tissue samples. The best test is a biopsy, perhaps with direct detection by IHC. The latter method also can find other complications like cancer. Stool antigen tests are also available. Serologic tests only tell if you have ever had it. ...Read more
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