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Doctor insights on: H Pylori Symptoms Weight Gain Loss

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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


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Getting h. Pylori breath test in a couple of weeks. Wondering if symptoms of severe abdominal distention and extreme gas could show false weight gain?

Getting h. Pylori breath test in a couple of weeks.  Wondering if symptoms of severe abdominal distention and extreme gas could show false weight gain?

Usually not: Having bowel gas won't cause you to gain weight. There's something called ascites, which is fluid collection in the abdomen - usually present in cirrhosis and other diseases - that can cause weight gain, but h pylori doesn't cause that. ...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 h pylori cause weight loss or constipation ?

Can h pylori cause weight loss or constipation ?

Possibly : I have seen severe h. Pylori-associated gastritis cause weight loss but not constipation. ...Read more

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Can H. Pylori infection cause a large amount of weight loss?

Can H. Pylori infection cause a large amount of weight loss?

Probably not: H. pylori infection of the stomach may be present in more than half the people in the world! Most people don't realize they have it. But if you develop symptoms of an ulcer--burning abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and unintentional weight loss--the cause could be H. pylori. I would think the pain and nausea of an ulcer would drive you to treatment before you lost a large amount of weight ...Read more

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Can c diff cause pain and weight loss? My dr is testing me for c diff, h pylori, and o and p.How long does it take to get results

Can c diff cause pain and weight loss? My dr is testing me for c diff, h pylori, and o and p.How long does it take to get results

Maybe.: C diff can cause wt loss and pain, but usually those symptoms parallel the severity of the diarrhea. H pylori and o+p are also unlikely but possible causes of pain and wt loss. Really depends upon your symptoms and history. Test turn around time is something you should ask your doc or your lab. ...Read more

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Epigastric discomfort and constant belching, weight loss, blood test came back negative for h. Pylori?...What else could be? *young patient.

Epigastric discomfort and constant belching, weight loss, blood test came back negative for h. Pylori?...What else could be? *young patient.

Epigastric pain: Probably warrants a visit to a gastroenterologist. The discomfort and belching may just be reflux that might respond to a trial of an over the counter medication like otc Prilosec or similar. The weight loss is worrisome and along with the other symptoms needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more