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Dr. Devang Patel
55 doctors shared insights

Helicobacter Pylori Infection (Overview)

Helicobacter pylori infections are conditions where Helicobacter pylori bacteria infect the gastrointestinal tract, which can result in acid reflux, stomach and intestinal ulcers, and maybe eventually stomach cancer.


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What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

Problem in stomach: H pylori is a bacterium, found in the human stomach that is implciated as causing gastritis, peptic ulcers and also is associated with gastric cancers and lymphomas. It is the most common chronic bacterial infection in humans, curiously. When found with duodenal ulcers for example, erradication of the organism can prevent ulcer recurrence. See a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

Dr. Devang Patel
55 doctors shared insights

Helicobacter Pylori Infection (Overview)

Helicobacter pylori infections are conditions where Helicobacter pylori bacteria infect the gastrointestinal tract, which can result in acid reflux, stomach and intestinal ulcers, and maybe eventually stomach cancer.


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Treating Peptic Ulcers (Tip)

Treating Peptic Ulcers

Take medication adequately ask your doctor if you have h. Pylori. ...See more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Can a helicobacter pylori infection cause a bad taste in the mouth?

Can a helicobacter pylori infection cause a bad taste in the mouth?

Yes: Some patients say it causes a metallic taste. But most say it changes the taste of some food and then resolves after completing treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Peptic Ulcers (Tip)

Treating Peptic Ulcers

A large percentage of peptic ulcers are caused by infection. They can be found by blood test, biopsy. ...See more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

Combination: Acid suppression meds in combination with antibiotics for 7-14 days. The choice of antibiotics will be determined by your allergy profile and the resistance profiles in your community. The response rate to treatment is not 100%, more like 60-80% so be sure to be tested after treatment to check for cure. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori infection, what to do?

Helicobacter pylori infection, what to do?

Treat: See your doctor for treatment. If the infection is confirmed, treatment with a combination of pills, is usually effective in eradicating the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
509 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
9 doctors shared insights

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more