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What is H. Pylori infection?

What is H. Pylori infection?

Helicobacter pylori: This bacteria has been shown to create hyperacidity in the stomach and predispose to gastric cancer. It is easily diagnosed and treated. If you have been having signs of abdominal discomfort, reflux esophagitis, frequent gastric pain please go and see a GI doctor. Best wishes to clear this up. ...Read more

Dr. Kayvon Javid
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are the h pylori symptoms?

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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Helicobacter pylori infection, what is this?

Helicobacter pylori infection, what is this?

Helicobacter infecti: This is usually a stomach infection. Google to get details on the infection. ...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 is the difference between h pylori symptoms and gallstone symptoms?

What is the difference between h pylori symptoms and gallstone symptoms?

H pylori vs GB: GB pain is usually right upper abdomen, gastritis usually mid upper abdomen under sternum. Treatment is different. H pylori is easily tested with blood test or breath test and needs antibiotics,. Gallbladder may quiet down with antibiotics but usually needs to be removed. , It is diagnosed by ultrasound or HIDA scan f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Is h. Pylori deadly or just causes ulcers? Can someone get fever, chills, aches, like the flu, from an h. Pylori infection?

Is h. Pylori deadly or just causes ulcers? Can someone get fever, chills, aches, like the flu, from an h. Pylori infection?

Ulcers and cancer: H pylori causes ulcers, however, long standing infections are linked to stomach cancer. People usually do not get flu like symptoms from h pylori. ...Read more

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What is the breath test for h. Pylori !?!

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Simple & noninvasive: Check out http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/services/breath_test/hic_breath_test_for_h_pylori.Aspx for details. Breath test can be used to prove active infection as well as that you've been cured. Blood test can only prove that you've been infected but can't distinguish between active & past infection. ...Read more

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How dangerous is h. Pylori infection?

How dangerous is h. Pylori infection?

Worth treating: If you get tested for this you are having GI symptoms. H pylori is worth treating when you have reflux, peptic ulcers, or gastritis discomfort. Some people feel it can cause on going problems and it is worth taking the prescription regiman to get rid of it. Unfortunately the meds required can cause some nausea and it helps to take food with it. Have the discussion with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

Combination: Acid suppression meds in combination with antibiotics for 7-14 days. The choice of antibiotics will be determined by your allergy profile and the resistance profiles in your community. The response rate to treatment is not 100%, more like 60-80% so be sure to be tested after treatment to check for cure. ...Read more

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Other than h pylori infection what causes gastric metaplasia in duodenum. Thank you?

It will be hard to p: Metaplasia can be caused by any number of irritants. In the duodenum, it could be related to bile exposure, acid exposure and unknown causes. It will be very hard to pin point the cause. But you already know it is there, so better monitor it regularly through your gastroenterologist's supervision. ...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 are the symptoms of h pylori bacteria and its treatment?

Upset stomach: Helicobacter pylori are bacteria that invade stomach, until recent decades scientists did not believe bacteria can exist in acid of stomach, as they can not be seen with ordinary stains, cause all gastric troubles , distention bloating , up set stomach, ulcers and even malignancy in some cases . Now presence could be detected by blood test and could be eliminated by antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?

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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Is H pylori the bacteria that causes c diff?

Is H pylori the bacteria that causes c diff?

No: H.pylori causes ulcers , gastritis and a slew of other problems. Clostridium difficicle causes inflammation of your bowel and excessive persistent diarrhoea. ...Read more

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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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What is the specific name of blood test for H pylori infection?

What is the specific name of blood test for H pylori infection?

Hpylori antibodytest: Blood antibody test can detect past or current infection but many people have antibody without disease. Current infections are detected usually noninvasively by breath urea test or stool test and invasively, if suspected of ulcer,gastritis or cancer with endoscopic biopsy. ...Read more

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What is standard duration of h pylori treatment with antibiotics?

What is standard duration of h pylori treatment with antibiotics?

2 weeks: Standard treatment is typically for 2 weeks, but there is increased resistance to antibiotics that might require another course with different antibiotics. ...Read more

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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