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Are helicobacter pylori and listeria correlated?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: hello is their a link to h.pylori and listeria
I just recently found out that I have h.pylori. and I know bluebell ice cream has just had an listeria contamination just wanted to know if the h.pylori could of been caused from listeria.
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no link

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
There is no link between the listeria and H. pylori but you certainly could have both. The H. pylori usually takes 10-14 days of a combination of antibiotics plus a proton pump inhibitor to get rid of it. If you think you may have been exposed to listeria ask your doctor to test for that as well.
I hope you are feeling better soon,
Dr. Robinson
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Follow up: Dr. Kathy Robinson (33 minutes later)
have not been sick since child hood so not used to being sick I have to go back to my doctor in 2 months to recheck blood on my kidneys since levels were high is there any thing I need to be worried about if the levels on my kidneys are still off in 2 months what problems could I start having please let me know

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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
blood in urine?

Detailed Answer:
Hi, are you talking about blood in your urine? I am not sure what you mean by blood on your kidneys. Let me know and I will send you an answer.
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Follow up: Dr. Kathy Robinson (5 minutes later)
my lab work thru acuity dignostics showed 25H with a reference range of 6-20 for the kidneys everything else showed ok
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
what test was 25

Detailed Answer:
I am sorry but what exact test are you talking about? what is the name of the result that was 25? was it on blood or urine test?
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Follow up: Dr. Kathy Robinson (5 minutes later)
blood work on the colume that says test it says bun and the doctor wrote in kidney and across in the abnormal colume it says 25H which the refence range states 6-20 I hope this helps you see what I am asking
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
got it

Detailed Answer:
BUN is blood urea nitrogen. There are many things that can make that elevated and it is not really about blood in or on your kidney (although it sounds like it doesn't it?). BUN is a measure of how well the kidney is processing the fluids through your body. When BUN gets very elevated it means that they kidneys are not filtering the blood as good as they should. BUN can also be elevated when you are just a little dehydrated. In fact that is the most common cause for a mild elevation in BUN like you have. It is probably not a problem and will probably be normal when you get it checked again. Make sure before you get your next blood test that you are well hydrated. That means drinking lots of water and avoiding caffeine and alcohol both of which can make you dehydrated.
If your BUN levels are increasing in 2 months then the doctors will need to determine what may be causing your kidneys not to function properly but I think that is unlikely. Don't worry and drink lots of water.
Wishing you the best,
K. Robinson MD
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Are helicobacter pylori and listeria correlated?

Brief Answer: no link Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for your question. There is no link between the listeria and H. pylori but you certainly could have both. The H. pylori usually takes 10-14 days of a combination of antibiotics plus a proton pump inhibitor to get rid of it. If you think you may have been exposed to listeria ask your doctor to test for that as well. I hope you are feeling better soon, Dr. Robinson