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H Pylori Symptoms Weight Gain Loss
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?
Do I have h pylori if I have these symptoms:acid reflux-light heartburn and sore throat, constant bad breath, weight loss and constipation?
Possibly: Best answer is to see gastroenterologist to have evaluation and h pylori test if recommended. ...Read more
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
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
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
H pylori was neg but doc said take Prevpac since I can't afford EGD yet. Safe to do? Burping/chest pain/regurg/weight loss. PPI 8wks but not working.
Digestive problems: Well a gastroenterologist is an 'expert' in this field - so hopefully something can get worked out for you to have the full evaluation, which helps direct the best treatment. In the meantime, you could try various things for improvement. I'm a big fan of ginger. I recc ginger tea, ginger candies, anything with ginger. Take ginger root, boil for 10 min, add honey -see if that helps. Feel better! ...Read more
I was diagnosed with h.pylori. I've lost weight the past 2 years, I was wondering if my h.pylori gets cured will I gain all the weight back?
No. ...: As you know, helicobacter pylori is the causal agent for peptic ulcer disease. Possibly you are suggesting that the symptoms of h. pylori--abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite--contributed to your weight loss, and maybe it did. But untreated/uncured h.pylori and ulcers can lead to serious problems; you should definitely pursue treatment and cure. Control weight with balancing calories/activity ...Read more
Hi. I cant continiue triple therapy for my hpylori. Because I my symtomps got worse and il loose weight. Ia there any cure for h pylori whithout antibiot?
Take treatment: You Ned to be treated. Speak to your doctor for other treatment medication options. Very important for you to come, tee the treatment and then you must have a test of cure ...Read more
What is the best way to treat hyperplastic polyps? Negative for H pylori. 1st GI thinks it Minetriers Disease due to protein loss. 2nd GI says No
No treatment needed.: Hyperplastic polyps in themselves do not need treatment. They do not turn to cancer or anything that is harmful. However, if you are having G.I. symptoms, there should be another answer. I would return to your G.I. doctor to see what the next step in the workup is. Good luck. ...Read more
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
HP symptoms: Usually no symptoms unless you have an ulcer associated with hp which only occurs in about 5 % of infected people. ...Read more
Try different: Usual regimens to treat h pylori could fail and alternative treatments are available. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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
What are the chances of my reoccurring h.pylori turning into cancer. No h pylori symptoms at all but always tests positive. 23yo. Thanks.
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
My girlfriend is being treated for h.Pylori but I've kissed her several times of course will I get it that way? I'm concerned I have no symptoms
Likely: You may not have symptoms. But likely exposured. ...Read more
Read that for many, h. Pylori is asymptomatic. If you are one of these people, is h. Pylori still harmful? Docs only order testing for ppl w symptoms
If your symptoms are more of a heartburn or mild pain after eating, then I might start with an over the counter medicine first.
H2 blockers like Famotidine and ranitidine are good, and ppis like Omeprazole and Lansoprazole are a bit stronger.
If these don't help or if your symptoms are more severe, then get checked out! ...Read more
Is it possible to get a false negative for h. Pylori? How long does it take for symptoms and antigens to occur?
Yes and may be never: There are false positive and negatives for virtually all tests. Only a small proportion of people infected/colonized with h pylori get any disease or symptoms. ...Read more
What is H Pylori and what foods should I avoid? Are there any natural things to eat or drink to help with symptoms?
2 questions here: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with ulcer, then treatment is requisite. Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are several antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating H.pylori. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance. Regarding diet, please re-ask. ...Read more
Persistent gastritis symptoms even after h pylori eradication? (better after eradication 12wks ago) however symptoms not improving past that point?
Recurrence: Sometimes h pylori does not clear with one treatment round, you may need to be tested again. ...Read more
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
YES!: Yes, particularly when lying down at bedtime ...Read more