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I've been treated for helicobacter pylori about 8 years ago by taking antibiotics. Is it possible to be reinfected by the same bacteria?
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sure
Reinfections can occur and you may not have eradicated it by the first treatment.
Get another test done and see if you need to be treated, again.

In brief: Sure
Reinfections can occur and you may not have eradicated it by the first treatment.
Get another test done and see if you need to be treated, again.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but uncommon
Rx is not 100%, i.
e. Not everyone gets cured, despite a variety of treatment options. Breath test or stool test available to check for presence of current infection-both noninvasive. Need to be off ppi rx, e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) for 2-4 weeks prior to test. Of course, may be something else bothering you. See your doc.

In brief: Yes, but uncommon
Rx is not 100%, i.
e. Not everyone gets cured, despite a variety of treatment options. Breath test or stool test available to check for presence of current infection-both noninvasive. Need to be off ppi rx, e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) for 2-4 weeks prior to test. Of course, may be something else bothering you. See your doc.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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