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My girlfriend has h pylori? How does she know if it turns to an ulcer?

My girlfriend has h pylori? How does she know if it turns to an ulcer?

Hpylori and ulcer: Everyone who is positive hor h p ylori does not neccessarrily has an ulcer.If she has no symptoms of ulcer then she can be treated for the infection with combonation of antibiotics and ppi, which also cures the ulcer.But to be sure if she has symptoms she needs to have endoscopy to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


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How long does it take h pylori to cause an ulcer?

How long does it take h pylori to cause an ulcer?

From months to never: Most of the H pylori infections are asymptomatic. So presence of H pylori bacteria in the stomach doesn't mean peptic ulcer would develop BUT when we find ulcer we should always check for the H pylori infection. Thanks ...Read more

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What foods do I avoid with and h pylori and a ulcer?

What foods do I avoid with and h pylori and a ulcer?

Spicey/acidic foods: Chronic infection with h. Pylori can cause gastritis/ulcers in your stomache/duodenum and that can cause pain when exposed to acid etc..Thus spicey/acidic foods (tomatos, citrus fruits) can cause you additional misery. I assume you had take antibiotics already? Continue your acid-suppressing meds and follow up with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an ulcer without h. Pylori but hidden where an endoscopy can't see?

Is it possible to have an ulcer without h. Pylori but hidden where an endoscopy can't see?

Unlikely: The sensitivity of endoscopy in detecting gastric or duodenal ulcers approaches 95% so, although an ulcer could be missed it would be an unusual occurrence. ...Read more

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I was diagonised with ulcers ---> h. Pylori. I took medication but i still feel nauseated always even after avoiding certain foods. What should I do?

Maybe not gone...: Treatment for h pylori works about 85% of the time, not 100 %. Can get checked without invasive testing for cure (breath or stool test). Perhaps symptoms are not due to h pylori. Follow up with doc and find out. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more