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What is h-pylori disease, i'm 20 years old and got diagnosed with it today, is it rare for my age and is it serious?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Common

Hpylori is a common chronic 'infection' of the stomach.
Depending on geography the prevalence of hpylori may range from 20%-50%. It may cause a few serious complications, but regular/simple infection is not serious. We treat it with hopes of minimizing the likelihood of you developing complications (ulcer, cancer).

In brief: Common

Hpylori is a common chronic 'infection' of the stomach.
Depending on geography the prevalence of hpylori may range from 20%-50%. It may cause a few serious complications, but regular/simple infection is not serious. We treat it with hopes of minimizing the likelihood of you developing complications (ulcer, cancer).
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See below

Pylori) is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause an ulcer. There are several ways to diagnose it and it is eradicated with a triple medication therapy - two antibiotics and one proton-pump inhibitor (like Prilosec or nexium) for a few weeks. If it is treated and the ulcer doesn't bleed, it's not too serious. Anyone can get it.

In brief: See below

Pylori) is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause an ulcer. There are several ways to diagnose it and it is eradicated with a triple medication therapy - two antibiotics and one proton-pump inhibitor (like Prilosec or nexium) for a few weeks. If it is treated and the ulcer doesn't bleed, it's not too serious. Anyone can get it.
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