Is h.Pylori infection contagious?

Potentially yes. Most h pylori aquired in childhood by 'shared spit' (one way or another). Contaminated water a possibility too.

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Is h pylori stomach infection contagious? Can it be passed on by sliva, sneezing etc

Yes, it is. presumably contagious. Mode of transmission is usually via contaminated water or foods. It can presumably transmitted by saliva, but this is more theoretical. Read more...

It is not h pylori. I was tested for that. What other infection of the lining could there be?

See answer. I assume you're asking about stomach lining. Due to acidity very few things can thrive in stomach acid. How were you tested? Not enough info. A consult maybe helpful so more info can be provided including symptoms. . Read more...

I want to know if I can be cured of mild chronic inactive gastritis permanently. It was caused by the H. Pylori infection?

Yes. Mastic gum. Mastic gum (1,000 mg per day for two-three weeks) kills 99% of H. pylori, and heals gastric and duodenal ulcers. Available on line or from a health food store. N Engl J Med. 1998 Dec 24;339(26):1946. Mastic gum kills Helicobacter pylori. Huwez FU, et al. Phytomedicine. 2010 Mar;17(3-4). The effect of mastic gum on Helicobacter pylori: a randomized pilot study. Dabos KJ, et al. Read more...

I have h pylori infection. My other family members will get infection from me.???????

Could be. It is suspected that H. pylori infection may be contagious because the infection seems to run in families and is more common where people live in crowded or unsanitary conditions. Research suggests that infection is passed from person to person, exactly how this happens isn't really known. Read more...

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...

If you have H pylori and have a colonoscopy is there a risk of spreading the hpylory infection?

No risk, no worry. There is no anatomical or biological reason to suspect this could happen and to my knowledge has never been known to occur. I'm sure the gastroenterologist doing the colonoscopy will also reassure you about this. Read more...