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Dr. Allen Seely
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What is the best treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

Dr. Allen Seely
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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

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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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. Michael Taylor
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Relationship between helicobacter pylori bacteria and stomach ulcers?

Dr. Michael Taylor
Board Certified, Critical Care
17 years in practice
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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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Dr. Harry Bray
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?

Dr. Harry Bray
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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

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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What can I do for treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
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What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

Dr. Joseph Roosth
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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

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter pylori infection, what is this?

Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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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

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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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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

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

David Miller
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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

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Dr. Paul Choi
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Helicobacter pylori infection? What can I do?

Dr. Paul Choi
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
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Helicobacter pylori infection, what to do?

Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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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

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Gastric Ulcer (Definition)

Gastric ulcer is also known as Peptic ulcer. Peptic ulcer is a condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more


Dr. Devang Patel
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Helicobacter Pylori Infection (Definition)

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


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