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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. 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


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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

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I have h pylori negative, could I still have an ulcer if I haven't got this infection?

Yes, But...: Theoretically yes, do you have any symptoms? The stomach lining is protected by mucus which is 99% water, are you drinking 8 lasses per day? ...Read more

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Sir, i am suffering from duodanel ulcer and and h. Pylori positve.14days and triple trap therapy yet h.pylori positive . since2013 Oct.7?

H pylori: You probably have a resistant bacteria. There are several different antibiotic regimens that your doctor can recommend. Also, there are some small studies that suggest that adding vitamin C during therapy improves the outcome. ...Read more

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Ulcers . H pylori IgG neg, 0.9, ind 0.9-1.0 pos >1.0 iga. Neg <0.89 equi 0.89- 0.99 pos >0.99 IgM neg <0.80 equi 0.80- 1.19 pos>1.19 normal?

Clarify: These seem to be a listing of the interpretative values for the h pylori blood tests. I cannot decipher what are your test results. That being said, ulcers are caused primarily from h pylori infection (that won the nobel prize) and medications (nsaids). If you have an ulcer and h pylori, the infection needs to be completely treated to minimize the chance of the ulcer coming back. ...Read more

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How do ulcers/gastritis (not from h. Pylori) cause indigestion?

How do ulcers/gastritis (not from h. Pylori) cause indigestion?

Inflammation: When an ulcer is present in the stomach or small intestine, there is also inflammation resulting in pain and not so great functioning of your digestive tract. The treatment is usually the same, antacids and appropriate diet, unless h pylori is present (need antibiotics). ...Read more

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I have h pylori but don't have peptic ulcer could it cause dyspnea by anymean ?!

I have h pylori but don't have peptic ulcer 
could it cause dyspnea by anymean ?!

Treat the H.pylori: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Untreated h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Don't however confuse a positive h.Pylori blood test with actual infection--having the antibody may only mean that at some point you were exposed. Biopsy, breath test, stool antigen assess for this bacteria. ...Read more

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Can you develop malabsorption from being infected with h. Pylori? Or having ulcers?

Maybe: Chronic h pylori infection can lead to chronic gastritis (inflammation of stomach) which can be assoc w/ vitamin B12 deficiency. Bleeding (occult or visible) can occur from acute or chronic inflammation, ulcers, can lead to iron deficiency. Decreased production of stomach acid, as can happen w/chr h pylori theoretically can lead to malabsorption of iron, calcium. ...Read more

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What is the syptoms of h pylori , how do you get rid of it, and does it cause ulcers, and what are the symptoms. Thank you?

What is the syptoms of h pylori , how do you get rid of it, and does it cause ulcers, and what are the symptoms.  Thank you?

Gastritis/yes/yes: H.Pylori is a bacteria that infects the stomache lining. The symptoms are usually upper abdominal pain and burning sensation, dyspepsia or gastritis. It can cause peptic ulcer disease and even stomache cancers. It can be cured by combination antibiotic treatment with amoxicillin, metronidazole, biaxin (clarithromycin) along with a proton pump inhibitor such as pantaprozole or omipprazole given for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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I have a history of h pylori, esophigitis and sliit ulcer would i be able to have a gastric sleeve?

I have a history of h pylori, esophigitis and sliit ulcer would i be able to have a gastric sleeve?

Yes if indicated: Only after your treatment of h pylori is completed , along with your gastric problem(s) . Gastric sleeve resection is an elective surgery, other condition you have need to be treated ...Read more

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I have h pylori with no ulcer. Is a ppi required with antibiotics?

I have h pylori with no ulcer. Is a ppi required with antibiotics?

H Pylori: Yes, a ppi is given twice daily while on antibiotics. Usually treatment for h pylori is for about 10-14 days. ...Read more

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How can h.pylori can be killed..? Can peptic ulcers be completely cured? Along with esophagus..How?

How can h.pylori can be killed..? Can peptic ulcers be completely cured? Along with esophagus..How?

ANTI-BIOTICS: plus BISMUTH containing liquid (eg: Pepto-Bismol) Can in most cases CURE..(Acid control may also be used) Speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps! Z ...Read more

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Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Return to GI doc.: If the h pylori has been fully treated, and the symptoms recur, you must have it reevaluated by a gastroenterologist. It may not a simple ulcer, you may have a hyper acidity or something else that may require further evaluation, including upper endoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more

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Do they look for cancer if h pylori is present with gastritis and ulcers?

Do they look for cancer if h pylori is present with gastritis and ulcers?

Yes: Whenever an endoscopy is done and gastritis and ulcers are diagnosed, we are always looking for tumors, whether or not h. Pylori is found. ...Read more

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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


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