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Lots of Googling but nothing on how long it takes an untreated ulcer/h pylori infection to become cancerous or the likelihood of that happening?

Lots of Googling but nothing on how long it takes an untreated ulcer/h pylori infection to become cancerous or the likelihood of that happening?

Why do you ask?: You're not going to find that information because nobody's going to do that study. Please forgive my frankness. If you are foregoing having a helicobacter infection / stomach ulcer treated because of concerns about treatment, you're making a terrible mistake. Don't let scare stuff / disinformation on the internet cause you to be chronically sick or bleed to death from that ulcer. ...Read more

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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Is it okay to leave H. pylori untreated if it doesn't cause symptoms or should it be treated anyway? (cancer prevention?)

Is it okay to leave H. pylori untreated if it doesn't cause symptoms or should it be treated anyway? (cancer prevention?)

Leave it alone: A large proportion of the population has H pylori in them and are none the worse for it. Visit this site for info:https://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori#1
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with H.Pylori. It was left untreated for 10 years & now I'm 6stone at 26. My body won't let me eat It just comes back up what can I do?

I was diagnosed with H.Pylori. It was left untreated for 10 years & now I'm 6stone at 26. My body won't let me eat It just comes back up what can I do?

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. After treatment check stool for h pylori x 3 to document clearance. Then go to a gluten free diet gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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I've tested positive for h. Pylori and an asymptomatic. Should I be concerned? What could happen to me if left untreated given the lack of symptoms?

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori): Is a type of bacteria. These germs can enter your body and live in your digestive tract. After many years, they can cause sores, called ulcers, in the lining of your stomach or the upper part of your small intestine. For some people, an infection can lead to stomach cancer. If you were tested, chances are your Doctor will suggest antibiotics to treat H Pylori. ...Read more

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What is the proper cure or treatment for a stomach infection H.Pylori? I have had it untreated for three years.

What is the proper cure or treatment for a stomach infection H.Pylori? I have had it untreated for three years.

According to: gastroenterology guidelines: "in the United States, the recommended primary therapies for H. pylori infection include: a PPI (proton pump inhibitor), clarithromycin, and amoxicillin, or metronidazole (clarithromycin-based triple therapy) for 14 days or a PPI or H2RA (H2 receptor antagonist), bismuth, metronidazole, and tetracycline (bismuth quadruple therapy) for 10–14 days." ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of h.Pylori?

What are common symptoms of h.Pylori?

Pain: Some people have no symptoms whatsoever. Those who do have symptoms may have abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. The symptoms can be pretty subtle. H. Pylori needs to be treated because it is a significant risk factor for developing stomach cancer in the future. ...Read more

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How can a h pylori uerase test work?

Action of the urease: H. Pylori produces urease which is utilized in the breath test. The pt is fed a meal containing radiolabelled urea. The urease breaks down the urea releasing the radiolabel which is then exhaled in the pt breath. ...Read more

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How could I take h pylori medications?

Fix the root cause: The H. Pylori is able to grow in the stomach because of the low acid level.
This is contrary to conventional medicine opinion.
I suggest that you see a Holistic doctor who will take care of the root cause, rather than use drugs with possible severe side effects, and with only temporary relief. ...Read more

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