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If a biopsy says no h.pylori then that means it's gone??? Is it 100% reliable?

If a biopsy says no h.pylori then that means it's gone??? Is it 100% reliable?

100% doesn't exist: Nothing in medicine is 100%. It is very unlikely that a pathologist would miss H. pylori on a biopsy, but they are limited by where the biopsy is taken. Your GI doc has a great understanding of this and will take the biopsy result into consideration. If they still suspect H. pylori after the biopsy read, they will likely think they missed it and repeat.

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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What is h. Pylori?

What is h. Pylori?

Infection of stomach: H.Pylori is type of bacteria helicobacter pylori that can cause infection in thestomach, together with acid stomach can cause ulcers. Pts are usually asymtomatic. When being treated with ulcers, this bacteria then get tested. It test is positive, pts are treated with two antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor for 7-14 days.

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What's the h pylori?

What's the h pylori?

Helicobacter Pylori: This is a bacterial infection in the stomach that causes up to 60% of the peptic ulcer disease. It is easily diagnosed and easily treated.

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Symptoms of h pylori?

H.Pylori: The symptoms of h.Pylori are the same as those of stomach or duodenal ulcers - epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, appetite changes. However, you need to remember that there are tons of folks out there with asymptomatic h.Pylori.

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Is H. Pylori dangerous?

Is H. Pylori dangerous?

H. pylori: H. pylori is a bacterial infection of the stomach which can cause acid reflux and gastric ulcers. This infection can cause significant discomfort, but is not particularly dangerous. Two exceptions would be bleeding ulcers or esophageal strictures, condition that can occur with chronic infection. H.pylori is easily diagnosed and treated.

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H pylori is that dangerous?

H. Pylori: H. Pylori is a bacteria that is quite common. It can cause duodenal/gastric ulcers. Most patients have no symptoms. Without treatment, it can cause chronic gastritis. The bacteria can be associated with development of gastric cancer and lymphoma. Should be treated if you are tested positive.

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Can everyone have h pylori?

No: Not everyone has h. Pylori and those with it don't necessarily have any problems from it. But if there is any associated gastritis/ulcers, it should definitely be treated.

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What are symptoms of h.Pylori?

What are symptoms of h.Pylori?

Nothing- NV, Pain: Some have none. Mostly causes stomach pain, hyperacidity, nausea, dyspapsea, frank bleeding and black stool may occur because of ulcer which may be recurrent.

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How do you test fir h. Pylori?

How do you test fir h. Pylori?

See the link given: Below. The most definitive test is gastric biopsy and examination of tissue by a pathologist. Other tests include breath test, stool test and blood tests. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007501.htm.

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What are the symptoms h pylori?

Dyspepsia: Most people with h pylori are asymptomatic carriers. Symptoms from h pylori include abdominal pain, nausea, early satiety or lack of appetite, bloating, and fullness sensation; typically referred to as dyspepsia.

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What are symptoms for h pylori?

What are symptoms for h pylori?

Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer.

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What are the h pylori symptoms?

H. Pylori: First line tx is 1 week of triple therapy consisting of proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec plus clarithromycin/amoxicillin antibiotics. Another option is consuming lactobacillus-containing yogurt.

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Can I go to work with h pylori?

Yes: Unless your place of work has a policy against it. There is no problem to work with this infection.

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I have h pylori a is it serious?

I have h pylori a is it serious?

Usually Minor: H Pylori is usually minor and easily treatable. It can be associated with Ulcers and some time with stomach pains and/or heartburn. I assume that if you were being tested you were having symptoms, so your Provider will most likely want to treat it. Normally we do not test to see if the infection is gone as long as the symptoms resolve.

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Can you tell me about h-pylori?

Can you tell me about h-pylori?

Its now considered: The number one cause of stomach ulcers and bleeding. It can be diagnosed via biopsy of your stomach or blood work. Treatment involves roughly a two week course of three agents that include a combination of antibiotics and antacids.

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What medication/s treat h pylori?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics and bismuth salts are the usual treatment. See this site for more info. Http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori.

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I want to know h pylori medicine?

Triple therapy: If you are asking about regimen for eradication - then it is combination of esomeprazole, amoxicillin and clarithromycin.

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What are the symptoms of h. Pylori?

Ulcers: H. Pylori is connected with damage to the stomach and duodenal mucus layer and ulcers as a result. You can be tested by your doctor. A breath test is preferred to see if you have a current infection. A blood test will only tell if you have ever had it even if it is gone now.

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What can you do if you have h.pylori?

R/O H PYLORI: H PYLORI IS THE ULCER CAUSING BACTERIA. Normally if GERD SX & ABD PAIN HAVE BEEN PRESENT 8-12wks. It is checked in blood work /stool & breath test if possible. THE MOST EFFECTIVE REGIMEN I USE IS PREVPAK X 2 wks Given your age GI CONSULT with EGD MAY BE SUGGESTED