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Pain in the abdomen. Had stomach infection in the past. Is this a symptom of recurrence?

Hi, My wife was complaining of feverishness about a couple of month back, doctor said there is some infection in stomach and gave antibiotics . She recovered but similar problem reoccured after about a month and then again after a month or so. Now after taking antibiotics she is OK eccept that when pressed on the upper abdomen she feels pain. The pain is felt even in lower abdomen also when pressed slightly. We are worried that may be the problem will reoccur again. When the problem starts she doesnt feel hungry and feeld extreme weakness. What should we do??
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello, emailtogupta,
I am not sure how young your wife is. Since different conditions
cause different symptoms depending on the age and sex , it is
hard to guess. However, based on the information you have
provided, I think the doctor may be treating her for H.pylori
infection that can affect the stomach and cause ulcer involving
the duodenum.(Beginning portion of the small intestine).
Usually, three antibiotics along with a PPI (Such as Omeprazole)
are used for atleast ten days to cure this bug. If this is not
treated properly, the infection will come back.
The other possibility is some kind of gastroenteritis or infection
caused by eating some contaminated food or drink.
I think you should discuss this with her doctor and have her get
some blood tests and also stool examination.
There is a stool antigen test for H.pylori , if positive will indicate
active infection that needs treatment.
Lower abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, can indicate Diverticulitis,
inflammation of one of the pockets or pouches on the large bowel.
This is more common after the age of 55-60.
Hope this information helps your wife.
Wish her well.
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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