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    What causes left-sided abdominal pain despite taking triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: i'm on triple therapy regiment for the last week for h pylori taking clarithromycin amoxicillin and PPI... i have had pain in my abdomen and in my left side specifically lower rib area... still feeling nausea and pain. i still get a stinging pain on my left side and unable to eat as much... now i also have a low grade fever (37.7 c) and swollen lymph node and body ache
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Endoscopy finding?

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

What was the endoscopy finding?
What other tests were done?
Which group of lymph nodes are enlarged?

Regards,
Dr.R.K.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ratnakar Kini 9 hours later
Hi dr. Kini,
i haven't had an endoscopy done just i was told if after the medication i still have pain we'll do one. i did a urea breathe test.. this is my second time to do triple therapy i had previously got the virus 4 years ago but didn't do follow up testing until recently.
As for the lymph nodes, my neck lymph nodes are enlarged.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Answer given below

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
The H.pylori infection and enlarged lymph nodes are two different issues.

Continue with triple therapy. For nausea take zofran.

You need to undergo a few tests for the enlarged lymph nodes.
A complete blood count and a peripheral smear test has to be done.
Take tylenol for fever.
Drink enough fluids to stay well well hydrated.

Regards,
Dr.R.K.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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