Relationship between helicobacter pylori bacteria and stomach ulcers?

H. pylori & ulcers. An estimated 2/3 of people have h. Pylori bacteria, but most of them never have any symptoms. However, h. Pylori is a major cause of peptic ulcers (>90% of duodenal ulcers, an estimated 60% of gastric ulcers). Nobody knows why some people with h. Pylori get ulcers but others don't.

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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?

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...

My HELICOBACTER PYLORI IGG, SER, QN is 4.0 unit (s) range is <=20.0 unit (s) what does this indicate? I'm having stomach problems

Negative. No infection with Helicobacter now! Symptoms of GI Discomfort related to something else GERD or Gastritis or Duodenitis! Best follow up with Gastroenterologist and if persistent symptoms you may need EGD! Read more...

My husband 41, doc did a stool test Just came back as " Helicobacter Pylori" what exactly is this? He has been having pain in his stomach.

Bacteria. Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that can live in our stomachs that is associated with causing ulcers in the stomach. If your husband has stomach pain and a positive Helicobacter Pylori test than his doctor should consider treating with antibiotics and medications to block acid formation in the stomach. Read more...