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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Relationship between helicobacter pylori bacteria and stomach ulcers?

Relationship between helicobacter pylori bacteria and stomach ulcers?

H. pylori & ulcers: An estimated 2/3 of people have h. Pylori bacteria, but most of them never have any symptoms. However, h. Pylori is a major cause of peptic ulcers (>90% of duodenal ulcers, an estimated 60% of gastric ulcers). Nobody knows why some people with h. Pylori get ulcers but others don't. ...Read more

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Upper left stomach pain I have GERD ulcer and hernia. Taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

Upper left stomach pain I have GERD ulcer and hernia.  Taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

NEXIUM (esomeprazole) =GOOD: I assume you had a 'scope' (an egd) to diagnose the 'ulcer'. An esophageal ulcer (gerd ulcer) and hiatal hernia can be painful conditions. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a powerful acid blocker (ppi) and an excellent choice to treat 'too much stomach acid.' lifestyle changes will also help: cut caffeine, alcohol and smoking. You need to be seen quickly if signs of bleeding: black stools/ vomiting 'coffee grounds'. ...Read more

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Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

GI care: It seams that you are being evaluated for these conditions. How long on Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate and how much benefit? Are some of your symptoms newer since on this regimen? Bloating and yellow stool may be suggestive of a need for eval of liver, your blood work would better tell this story. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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It started with constipation and bloating.Positive helicobacter pylori test. Gastroscopy-gastritis and duodenitis. Could the bacteria be causing it?

It started with constipation and bloating.Positive helicobacter pylori test. Gastroscopy-gastritis and duodenitis. Could the bacteria be causing it?

Yes: Helicobacter pylori infection of the lining of the stomach is a well known cause of gastritis and indigestion. It would not be related to chronic constipation that needs lots of liquids to dink and increased fiber in the diet with fruits, vegetables ; maybe added metamucil. See a doctor to get medications to treat the h. Pylori infection. ...Read more

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Can non-hpylori chronic gastritis cause stomach cancer?

Can non-hpylori chronic gastritis cause stomach cancer?

Yes, unsure stat: Chronic h. Pylori infection/gastritis can cause a type of gastric tumor called malt--mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, but the incidence is not known. Long term gastritis by other causes also increase risk of gastric cancer, just as in folks with chronic reflux causing esophagitis/barrett's esophagus etc.. Which increases cancer risks. So, follow up with doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is usually a well-tolerated medicine. However, any medicine can cause side effects in some people. If you suspect the side effects are due to Prevacid (lansoprazole), your options are either to switch medicines or to stop it temporarily, to see if the side effects go away, then restart it in a few weeks and observe if the symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

The simple: Answer is no! ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more

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Chronic inflamation after treated for h pylori.Pain lasts All Day.radiatesto back.stomach fullness, bloating, heart burn.on Nexium (esomeprazole) and carafate.no btr?

Chronic inflamation after treated for h pylori.Pain lasts All Day.radiatesto back.stomach fullness, bloating, heart burn.on Nexium (esomeprazole) and carafate.no btr?

See your gastro Md: With continued discomfort while on Nexium (esomeprazole) you must seek further medical help as you may have an ulcer which could bleed. In the meantime please avoid citrus and spicy foods esp tomato based productd and juices. Also avoid alcohol and caffeine. Good luck! ...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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EGD showed h pylori gastritis. Took antibiotics + PPI for 7 days. Have lots of pain from gastritis. the best diet for gastritis and continue take PPI ?

EGD showed h pylori gastritis. Took antibiotics + PPI for 7 days. Have lots of pain from gastritis. the best diet for gastritis and continue take PPI ?

PPI and bland diet: Usually you take the antibiotics and the PPI for 2 weeks together and then the PPI for a total of 6 weeks. The diet you should use while you have the gastritis is one where you avoid spicy foods and greasy foods. It is best to eat simple foods. You should avoid acid drinks such as coffee, tea, chocolate and citrus juices. These are the main things to avoid in your diet until your gastritis clears. ...Read more

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No heartburn but bad cough, dr thought it reflux. Rx for protonix, cough gone, now upper GI pain b4 meals and 2 hrs post. Duodenal ulcer? H. Pylori?

No heartburn but bad cough, dr thought it reflux. Rx for protonix, cough gone, now upper GI pain b4 meals and 2 hrs post. Duodenal ulcer? H. Pylori?

Could be: but protonix helps this , do reflux precautions like elevate head of bed 6 inches , 6 smaller meals instead of 3 [less overflow ] and no food or little 3 hours before bed. if take pain meds like aspririn /aleve/advil could cause ulcer . if smoke could be cancer so never do this or ulcer , h.pylori is a bacteria that can cause ulcer , would need lab test or scoping with biopsy ...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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Suffer stomach bloating and abdomen pain. Why?

Suffer stomach bloating and abdomen pain. Why?

Lots of options: Gas pain can come from a wide variety of sources including diet, medication, menstrual cycles, previous surgery, stress and many many more. If the problem does not resolve, call your family doctor for an appointment. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more