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What causes H. Pylori infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Dec-2014
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User:hi dr
User:there is a long medical histry
Doctor:By all means, tell me
User:actually i got admitted in some hospital for vomiting
User:then in usg they told appendix
Doctor:They said you had Appendicitis?
User:after then they shifted to appolo XXXXXXX but there in citiscan nothing was there
Doctor:I see
User:so they hvnt operated finaaly
Doctor:How do you feel?
User:ok now
Doctor:Any Abdominal Pain?
User:they asked to visit gastri
Doctor:I see
User:I have seen dr XXXX
User:in manipal hospital
User:he is suspecting i am having ibs
User:and h phylori
User:my query is what is this h phylorii?
Doctor:Ok. I'm happy to explain this to you
User:do i really need to to endoscopy for this
Doctor:H. Pylori
Doctor:is a bacteria.
Doctor:Called Helicobactera Pylori
Doctor:It infects the lining of your stomach and digs deep inside the wall of the stomach
User:do i really need to to endoscopy for this?
Doctor:A small amount of the bacteria growing in your stomach is normal, but if it overgrows it can cause severe gastritis and ulcers
Doctor:since it digs into the walls of the stomach, it is not possible to check for the infection unless an endoscopy is done, where they will take a brush border sample of the stomach lining and check for h. Pylori
Doctor:Imagine them as termites in a wodden table, you cannot detect them unless you see the holes that they have dug into the wood, or you take a pice of wood and look at it under a microscope for the termites themselves
Doctor:For these kinds of things, endoscopy is the only practical way of seeing this infection and actually diagnosing it
User:no blood test can be don efor the same?
Doctor:There is a blood test that is not perfect
Doctor:it is called a "Blood Antibody Test for H. Pylori"
Doctor:sometimes it gives some false negatives
User:endoscopy is painful?
Doctor:Nope, have gone through it myself. They will sedate you so that you are asleep
Doctor:you will wake up and feel a bit gassy
Doctor:But you will be back to normal in a few hours.
User:but he told they will not give anything to sleep
User:they will give some liquide just to put the pipie inside
Doctor:not anesthesia, they normally give a sedative.
Doctor:I'm quite surprised if the doc gives nothing at all, have never heard of that
User:he obnly told he will only give some \gel to put the pipie inside
User:and my sister has alos done it she also told it is very painful
User:is it mandetory to do it?
User:and i am also having articaria from last 2-3 months
User:can it also be caused by that bacteria
Doctor:Well, whether it is mandatory or not is best discussed with another GI doctor.
Doctor:I am a GP
Doctor:You should use your corporate portal, ask your question and give the history and we will refer it to another GI doc for you.
User:i am also having articaria from last 2-3 months can it also be caused by that bacteria
Doctor:As far at the Urticaria (itches and rash) it is not going to be caused by H. Pylori. Its most likely that you have an allergy to something in your environment.
User:and one more question as i am having gastric
User:is it ok if i do daily excersises?
Doctor:please do.
Doctor:Is there anhthing else I can help you with?
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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