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Symptoms of h pylori?

Symptoms of h pylori?

H.Pylori: The symptoms of h.Pylori are the same as those of stomach or duodenal ulcers - epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, appetite changes. However, you need to remember that there are tons of folks out there with asymptomatic h.Pylori. ...Read more

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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 thyroiditis?

Can h pylori thyroiditis?

No: If you are asking if h pylori can cause thyroiditis then i would have to answer "no.". ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori cause esophagitis? Gerd?

Can h. Pylori cause esophagitis? Gerd?

Maybe (not) . . .: Everyone now agrees that h pylori is responsible for peptic ulcer disease, including gastric & duodenal ulcers. However, it's not clear that h pylori is responsible for gerd & esophagitis. However, esophagitis is associated w/pud so if we find h pylori, then we tend to treat if you/re symptomatic. The trick in medicine is paying attention to cause & effect studies vs observational ones. It's tough. ...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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Is h pylori deadly?

Is h pylori deadly?

Yes: Helicobacter pylori does not kill directly, but it is culprit for a large percentage of stomach cancers and other tumors. The ulcers that it causes still kill the unwary as well. Best to have the nasty little creatures eradicated as required -- which thankfully we can now do! ...Read more

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What are symptoms for h pylori?

What are symptoms for h pylori?

Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori cause ulcerative colitis?

Can h. Pylori cause ulcerative colitis?

No: It can't. H pylori infects the stomach. The colon is not near the stomach. But many other infections can trigger ulcerative colitis in a genetically susceptible individual. ...Read more

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What’s the h. Pylori breath test?

What’s the h. Pylori breath test?

See below: The test that i think of for breath testing is for helicobacter pylori, which is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers. This test is accurate and currently seems to be preferred over blood testing for h. Pylori. There have been some breath testing for intestinal bacterial overgrowth problems, but I do not know if it is performed much anymore. ...Read more

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What is: Focal chronic  peptic-type duodenitis.  H. Pylori negative.

What is: Focal chronic  peptic-type duodenitis.  H. Pylori negative.

Breaking it down...: Focal = a spot, not all over. Chronic = constant, not once-in-a-while. Peptic-type = damaged by exposure to stomach acid. Duodenitis = inflammation/damage of duodenum, the very beginning of the small intestine that actually connects to the end of your stomach. H. Pylori negative = it was not associated with a bacterial infection that is well known to cause ulcers. Hope that is helpful. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori recur after treatment?

Can h. Pylori recur after treatment?

Maybe...: Reinfection with h. Pylori in an adult is unlikely based on what is understood about its transmission. Recrudescence of the infection may occur if the antibiotics did not completely eradicate the bacteria. The antibiotic regimens have a reported 80 - 90% eradication rate. ...Read more

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What is H. Pylori infection?

Helicobacter pylori: This bacteria has been shown to create hyperacidity in the stomach and predispose to gastric cancer. It is easily diagnosed and treated. If you have been having signs of abdominal discomfort, reflux esophagitis, frequent gastric pain please go and see a GI doctor. Best wishes to clear this up. ...Read more

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Is H. Pylori dangerous?

Is H. Pylori dangerous?

H. pylori: H. pylori is a bacterial infection of the stomach which can cause acid reflux and gastric ulcers. This infection can cause significant discomfort, but is not particularly dangerous. Two exceptions would be bleeding ulcers or esophageal strictures, condition that can occur with chronic infection. H.pylori is easily diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Return to GI doc.: If the h pylori has been fully treated, and the symptoms recur, you must have it reevaluated by a gastroenterologist. It may not a simple ulcer, you may have a hyper acidity or something else that may require further evaluation, including upper endoscopy and biopsy. ...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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Can h pylori cause dizzy spells?

Can h pylori cause dizzy spells?

Not directly: H pylori is a bacteria that causes peptic ulcer and by itself it will not cause dizzy spell if not accompanied by ulcer with its symptoms of pain and burning and sometimes bleeding sometimes may cause dizziness.But if you are just a carrier of h pylori without an ulcer, it does not cause any symptoms and no dizziness. ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your GI tract that you have noted and which must be producing severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Heart attack, gerd, or h pylori?

Heart attack, gerd, or h pylori?

Sort it out...: It is important to see your doctor to sort this out. In addition to a thorough history and physical you may need an ekg, a stress test and perhaps an endoscopy and blood test for h. Pylori antibody. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori affect pregnancy?

Can h. Pylori affect pregnancy?

Not directly: Pregnant mother can not pass h pylori to their fetuses.But they can give it to their babies shortly after birth. Hpylori has no negative effect on fetal development.However h pylori has been linked to hyperemesis gravida is nausea and vomiting so severe that it threaten the health of the mother and nutritional status of the fetus.It is reported to be more severe than the typical morning sickness. ...Read more

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What are the h pylori symptoms?

H. Pylori: First line tx is 1 week of triple therapy consisting of proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec plus clarithromycin/amoxicillin antibiotics. Another option is consuming lactobacillus-containing yogurt. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my reoccurring h.pylori turning into cancer. No h pylori symptoms at all but always tests positive. 23yo. Thanks.

What are the chances of my reoccurring h.pylori turning into cancer. No h pylori symptoms at all but always tests positive. 23yo. Thanks.

Remote: Asymptomatic H pylori infection is quite common. Half to two thirds of the people have the infection. While it is a risk factor for stomach cancer, the incidence of gastric cancer is low. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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 or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is the difference between h pylori symptoms and gallstone symptoms?

H pylori vs GB: GB pain is usually right upper abdomen, gastritis usually mid upper abdomen under sternum. Treatment is different. H pylori is easily tested with blood test or breath test and needs antibiotics,. Gallbladder may quiet down with antibiotics but usually needs to be removed. , It is diagnosed by ultrasound or HIDA scan f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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After taking prevpack triple therapy for 14days, if no more h pylori symptoms do I still need to test again? If so how long after the treatment?

Probably not: If you desire confirmatory testing it can be performed at virtually any time after a presumptive successful course of therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Both me and husband are infected with H pylori and with symptoms. Is our daughter at risk of being infected too? She's only 20 months.

Both me and husband are infected with H pylori and with symptoms. Is our daughter at risk of being infected too? She's only 20 months.

Yes, she is...: Please discuss this possibility with her pediatrician. Testing is easy, and if positive certainly warrants consideration for treatment concomitant with that of you and husband. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms h pylori?

Dyspepsia: Most people with h pylori are asymptomatic carriers. Symptoms from h pylori include abdominal pain, nausea, early satiety or lack of appetite, bloating, and fullness sensation; typically referred to as dyspepsia. ...Read more

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Sibling also diagnosed with h. Pylori. They have no symptoms. Should they treat with anti - biotics and other meds?

Sibling also diagnosed with h. Pylori. They have no symptoms. Should they treat with anti - biotics and other meds?

Yes: H.pylori infection serves as a carcinogen (may cause cancer or lymphoma of the stomach) and it predisposes to ulcers. It is best to get rid of it. It only takes 2 weeks of therapy with antibiotics and acid blocker ...Read more

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Could it be atrophic gastritis?, i feel as if im not healing from gastritis symptoms ( h pylori cleared) , its been nearly 5 months since onset.

Go back to doctor: You may need gastroscopy done. Go and see the doctor who diagnosed the h. Pylori, or if they were not a gastroenterologist , go and see one. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Treatment of h. pylori failed but the symptoms disappeared. Should I treat it again (cancer prevention? ) or is it okay if it doesn't cause problems?

Treatment of h. pylori failed but the symptoms disappeared. Should I treat it again (cancer prevention? ) or is it okay if it doesn't cause problems?

What treatment?: What was the treatment? Who prescribed it? How did the treatment fail if symptoms resolved? It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor rather medicating yourself.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Im 8 months pregnant and was exposed to h. Pylori but have no symptoms should I get tested?

Im  8 months pregnant and was exposed to h. Pylori but have no symptoms should I get tested?

Not dangerous: H. Pylori is the bacteria that causes ulcers. In fact, the doctors who discovered this won the nobel prize for their work. It is contagious but poses no danger to your unborn baby. Not something to worry about at this time. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read more

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Symptoms of h pylori?

H.Pylori: The symptoms of h.Pylori are the same as those of stomach or duodenal ulcers - epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, appetite changes. However, you need to remember that there are tons of folks out there with asymptomatic h.Pylori. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of h.Pylori?

Nothing- NV,Pain: Some have none. Mostly causes stomach pain, hyperacidity, nausea, dyspapsea, frank bleeding and black stool may occur because of ulcer which may be recurrent. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for h pylori?

Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of h. Pylori?

Ulcers: H. Pylori is connected with damage to the stomach and duodenal mucus layer and ulcers as a result. You can be tested by your doctor. A breath test is preferred to see if you have a current infection. A blood test will only tell if you have ever had it even if it is gone now. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of h.Pylori?

What are common symptoms of h.Pylori?

Pain: Some people have no symptoms whatsoever. Those who do have symptoms may have abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. The symptoms can be pretty subtle. H. Pylori needs to be treated because it is a significant risk factor for developing stomach cancer in the future. ...Read more

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Will the symptom go away if h.pylori has been eradicated ?

Symptom/ condition: The symptoms will go away if they were solely due to H pylori. If there is more than 1 condition contributing, then the symptoms may linger. ...Read more