Thank you for the query.
No, Helicobacter Pylori
does not affect intestines. This bacteria lives only in stomach and duodenum. If you have had it detected, you should have eradication (Amoxiciline 1000mg 2x1 for 7 days, Metronidazole
500mg 2x1 for 7 days, Omeprasole 40 mg 1x1 for 30 days). After this treatment, if no relief endoscopy should be repeated. You H.Pylori infection could during this years cause peptic ulcers or even stomach cancer
. That is why you should have upper GI endoscopy anyways.
If it is about Ulcerative Colitis
, you should have this diagnosis verified as sometimes it is very hard to diagnose it right away. That is why colonoscopy
and biopsy should be repeated as well.
You can try antibiotic treatment before this colonoscopy (if the reason are intestinal bacterias this should help). You should ask your doctor about Rifaximine treatment.
Hope this will help.