Rated 5.0/5 based on 22 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Helicobacter Pylori Infections Peptic Ulcer

Share
1

1
What is the best treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

What is the best treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

3-4 meds: Studies show diet plays no role in eradication of h pylor infection of he stomach (a possible cause of stomach ulcers). However , avoidance of smoking, alcohol, caffeine will help lower the levels of stomach acid. The usual treatment for h pylori includes 3-4 drug regimens including antibiotics and ppi (anti-acid meds, e.g. Prilosec, prevacid). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
Dr. Andrew Seibert
447 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


2

2
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified
30 years in practice
4M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?

Yes, : Yes, h pylori can be transmitted quite easily from one person to another, although in modern, sanitary conditions, that transmission is much less common than it used to be. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
4

4
What can I do for treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

What can I do for treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

See details: Speak with your doctor or a gastroenterologist. H. Pylori is treated with a combination of antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified
30 years in practice
4M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
5

5
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
6

6
Helicobacter pylori infection, what is this?

Helicobacter pylori : H. Pylori is a bacterium which infects a large portion of the world's population, particularly in less developed environments. Most people have no symptoms or problems from it their whole life, but some develop inflammation of the stomach lining, known as gastritis, or even duodenal or gastric ulcers. It can be treated if identified. See your doctor if you have chronic stomach issues. Good luck. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
7

7
How do I tell kids grandma has helicobacter pylori infections? What do they need to know?

How do I tell kids grandma has helicobacter pylori infections? What do they need to know?

How old r kids?: If little kids, don't need to know much. H pylori is common, (couple billion people in the world have it); can cause infl of stomach, duodenum, ulcers, associated with stomach cancer, lymphoma. Can be treated with a variety of regimens including antibiotics, and antiulcer meds. Don't know transmission exactly: food, water, other people. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
8

8
Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called helicobacter pylori infections. What is that?

Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called helicobacter pylori infections. What is that?

Ulcer bug: H. Pylori is a bacterium that can cause ulcers, chronic gastritis and other problems. If not treated, it can cause stomach cancer. Treatment involves antibiotics and other medications in a multi-drug cocktail. The doctors who discovered this bug and its role in stomach disease won the nobel prize for their work. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
9

9
Helicobacter pylori infection? What can I do?

Helicobacter pylori infection? What can I do?

H.Pylori: If you are diagnosed with h.Pylori, it is usually not a bad idea to treat, particularly if you are symptomatic. It may even prevent stomach cancer: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/helicobacter-pylori-hpylori. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
10

10
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
What is your question for doctors?
Continue
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
520 doctors shared insights

Stomach Ulcer (Definition)

Stomach ulcer is also known as Peptic ulcer. Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
30 years in practice
4M people helped
Continue
70,000 doctors available
Get health
Give health
Get a virtual consult with a top U.S. doctor
We'll donate a virtual consult to a charity of your choice

Because healthcare is a fundamental human right!
Get & Give now!
Find us on Facebook