H pylori infection

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Hi,I have some large bumps at the back of my tongue and for the last few days bad vaginal discharge .I was diagnosed with h pylori infection few months ago and I was teated with clarythromicin and amoxicillin for 2 weeks but the symptoms didn t improve(indigestion, heartburn ).now I am taking some natural remedies(mastic gum,dgl,probiotics) but the symptoms still remain.could h pylori be the reason for the bumps in my tongue and the discharge?

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hi , no h pylori cannot cause bumps or discharge. Get a discharge culture. and then start antibiotics.

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i am 39,i have had poor health for nearly 2yrs,had c section with baby 5 days later infection in would and tummy partily open ,i suffer with stomach and abdominal pain ,back pain ,chest pain ,also i have vitamin b12 deffincey ,vitamin d deffciney ,and h pylori infection that wont go ,please help me out .

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I have evaluated your query in details .

* Management of wound infection requires
- Local care in form of dressing with aseptic precautions .
- Precise antibiotics according to the culture of wound discharge .

* H. Pylori infection management with...

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i have a partly blocked artery ,lower back pain,abdominal and stomach pain , vitamin d and b12 defficency,i have had 3 h pylori infections in 20 months,and pain in most of my joints, constant chest an stomach pain .nausea dizziness and at least 11 bouts of diahorria a day, we live in property with black mould .also sneezing constantly itchy eyes headaches,do you belive the mould to be the cause, we have lived here 8 yrs

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Dear Patient.
Yes moulds can cause health issues.. specially respiratory problems.

H.Pylori infection usually occur through oro fecal route and is not usually related to moulds, but can occur if you have poor sanitory conditions.

But you have lots of symptoms and you require a physical evaluation...

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hi my doc did endoscopy and took tissue from stomach and told it is H.pylore infection is the cause for my gastritis problem and put me on some Antibiotics, after two week he made me drink some liquid and tested my breath and told that i am free from infection and gastritis is cured, yes now from past 8 years i dont have gastritis problem. i can eat what ever i want?

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My father had H Pylori. I live with him till I was 4. I have shared food with him rarely and never really shared drinks, but he has with my mom, who I do share with. I am now freaking out that I am at high risk of H Pylori. I am also worried because it means I cant kiss anyone since I can infect them. Do I have to tell romantic partners about this? I am so confused.

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Hi XXXXXX,
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini, Gastroenterologist and i am pleased to answer your question.

It is not confirmed whether you have H.pylori infection.
Even if you have H.pylori infection it can be treated with a course of triple or quadruple antibiotics.

I would like to have some more...

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Dear Dr. XXXXXXX
I recently asked you regarding sharp pains in my abdominal area and unfortunately was busy so not able to follow up on your reply. You mentioned the hydrogen breath test. I thought this test was the same as the H.Pylori test but apparently it is different, what does the test look for? It appears to detect IBS mainly. How accurate is the test because it does seem like it's not totally proven.

I have mentioned to my doctor regarding the pains and the first step is the H.Pylori breath test, is this test able to detect past as well as present infection with the bacteria?

Also, I should mention that I have seen what look like black specks in the stool for a few months but the faecal occult blood test was negative so I assumed it was just food particles. Is it possible for the black specks to be bleeding very early in the gastro-tract that is solidified and hence can't be detected through the occult blood test? What else could cause the black specks?

doctor1 MD

Hi and thanks for the follow up
The breath test indicated was C14 breath test and it specifically looks for active H pylori infection. Past infection is of not much of a relavence as it is not associated with gastroduodenal problems. In an untreated case C14 breath test is a sensitive method to...

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Hello I just got all my blood work done everything came out fine except for bililrubin it was 1.3 should that be a matter of concern again everything else was good all my CBC was good

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Brief Answer:
No concern

Detailed Answer:
If your liver enzymes are normal, Bilirubin of 1.
3 is not a concern. It is probably due to Gilbert's syndrome. Normal CBC is expected in H Pylori infection....

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I believe prilosec is slowly poisoning my body been taking it for approx 4 weeks 1 week ago started breaking out in hives on hips many on back even soles of feet...constipated...very low energy lay on couch all.day. is this an allergic reaction to the prilosec? was thinking of just taking gasviscon otc for now considering I stopped.prilosec today...curious for the sudden onset of this...thinking possibly h. Ployri. Bacteria...won't know for sure though don't have insurance. Was wondering if gasviscon is OK to take even though I just discontinued the prilosec today and if its a.good choice?

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Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

The symptoms of hives are suggestive of allergic reaction but it is less likely to develop after three weeks of prilosec therapy.

Constipation and feeling tired is a common side effect. Now that you have stopped taking prilosec, see if your symptoms subside....

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Why does one need to take Diavit Plus ??

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Brief Answer:
it is a antioxidant

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic .

Diavit plus is a drug combination of antioxidants, multivitamin and minerals. This is mainly given to reduce oxidative stress.

This is usually prescribed for persons with diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease...

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Hi, I am 30 year old male from XXXXXXX I have been suffering from various digestive problem and some other problems since 2004. I want give you a brief summary about my diagnosis, treatment and its effect in chronological order.
1. I started feeling a kind of discomfort and incomplete evacuation in XXXXXXX 2004 as I remember. After a month I had heavy diarrhea lasted in 4-5 days with coffee like color and mucus followed by severe constipation. Constipation continued in a way that I couldn't pass stool 3-4 days and it was so hard and brown in color. I reached to general physician. They prescribed me some medicine but couldn't help me a bit.
2. Then after 4-5 month I sought help of gastroenterologist. Blood profile, endoscopy and ultrasound done on Nov 2004. He said no serious prob, have gastritis, given medication but it hadn't helped me.This episode was used to end with heavy diarrhea in the in interval of 2-3 months. This sequence continued for over a year.
3. Over a time my constipation relieved , started having gas, bloating, undigested food in stool, bowel noise, stomach pain and discomfort, sudden pass of stool some time hard in form of nuts, some time greasy, some time loose with different color. Along with that I started having others problem like burning sensation through out my body, fatigue, watery skin rash, muscle twitching, tingling and anxiety. I continued to meet different doctors, but there was nobody to address my problem.
4. Finally I reached to Asian Institute of gastroenterology, XXXXXXX in Aug 2006. Majority of diagnosis ( endoscopy, biopsy, barium test, colonoscopy, many blood tests, urine and stool test) done. Doctor told me to have ulcer and inflammation. Given treatment for 3 months with PPI and some other medicine. It didn't solve my problem. Finally he told me don't be afraid. It will be cured slowly. And your symptoms will reduced over the time.
5. Than I wasted my 3 year to see the result. Oh my God what the hell these doctor knows. My symptoms were getting clustered. I started having Irritation, Insomnia, health deteoriation and loss in weight and appetite I could not sleep whole night because of stomach rumbling and pain. Immediately I reached to a gastroenterologist, He has done some tests and said you don't have ulcer now. It may because of Irritable bowel syndrome. Given some medication and said reduce stress and manage your diet. Sleep in time and eat in time. But it was not going help me because all these disruptions caused by some unknown cause.
6. Since I did not have any earlier reports of my diagnosis of before 2010. I tried to consolidate all the reports once again to reach some conclusive point and to get tested for IBS, IBD, celiac, SIBO etc. in different hospital.
I want to share with you some points of reports.
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (Once again in 2013)
a) Endoscopy--Normal.
b) D2 Biopsy(Single bit measuring 0.2 cm )
Microscopic Descp: normal villous to crypt ratio, normal number of intraepithelial lymphocytes, areas of ulceration, denudation, lymphoplasmacytic infiltration of lamina propria.
Impression: No significant changes seen. Negative for MAS/ malignancy/ parasites.
c) Colonscopy: Normal
Impression: Sigmoid colon hyperemia with mucosal edema.
d) Ultrasound: Normal
e) Complete blood picture, thyroid profile, biochemistry etc.---will attach them.
They said nothing wrong, Then I asked "why these all problems are there. I am living in a hell. Can you assume a life of a person cannot eat well, cannot sleep well, cant work properly." He simply given nexpro rd, neurozac cap and cremadite. I asked him about further test for celiac and SIBO. He didn't listen to me and said have this medicine for 3 months and come after that. I took this medicine for 13 days it starting creating problem for me too much gas, cramping, lumpy and greasy stool, increased stomach pain. I thought medicine is not leading me in right direction. I started looking for breath test and celiac disease.
7.In Oct 2013 I went VGM hospital, XXXXXXX Because there is available, Lactose, hydrogen and urea breath test.
Find report detail from there
a) Urea breath test (H Pylori ---positive)
b) Glucose breath test-- Negative
c) Lactose breath test-- negative
d) TTG IGA, serum-- 1.8
I have been told you have h pylori infection, given one week antibiotic treatment followed by some other medicine for one month. And said u can come after 3-4 month for further evaluation. During course of antibiotic treatment I felt great relief, No gas, No bloating and good stool formation. After one week problems started again. I cut milk and wheat from my diet. It relieves my symptoms 20-30 %. But problems are always there. I am highly malnourished, did not gain weight for last 5 years. Its around 55 kg with height of 5.10".
My vitamin B12 is low it is 240 pg/ml. RBC is low 4.4, HG is fine it is 15.4 but have increased MCV and MCH i.e. 102 and 35. What does this indicate ?
8. I again went VGM hospital in May 2014 for further evaluation.
They performed test:
a) Lactose intolerance : No
b) Endomysial IGA Antibodies (IFA) Not detected < 1:10
C) Gastroscopy : Passed up to jejenum for Bx foe HPE -----------------will attach that'
shows H Pylory : Negative
Jejunal Biopsy: The jejunal mucosa shows patchy villous atrophy C : V ratio 1 : 2 to 1 : 3. There is an increase in the theliocyte number and lamina proprial congestion, edema with neutrophils and cells in the lamina propria ----suggestive of Nonspecific 'Infective' Jejunitis. There are no granulomata. There are no Gardia. There is no dysplasia or infiltrative malignancy.
They said you don't have celiac desease and lactose intolerance. Given some medicine and probiotics.
It does help me much. Problems are as much as before. But not taking wheat and milk product are helping me some how. Could you please suggest me something what is wrong with me. what test should I look for further clarification. I am fed up with doctors attitude towards me. They don't listen until u have serious life threating disease. I am helpless, hopeless and completely frustrated now.
Currently I am having stomach pain, cramping, rumbling, undigested food in stool. Different type of stool in shape and color. there is not fix time for passing a stool. Some time 3 motion a day sometime only one. Additionally fatigue, burning pain in whole body, muscles twitching and cramping. tingling and sleep problems.

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Brief Answer:
H pylori with Vit B 12 defeciency

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr Ohmshi,
Thanks for writing in to HCM. My name is Dr Suresh Raghavaiah and I am a liver transplant surgeon. I hope to answer your question today.
I am sorry that you are having all these symptoms and i am sorry that...

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I am a 33 year old male and for the for the last month I have suffered from a change in bowel consistency. My bm s are extremely loose, watery and slimy. There are no obvious signs of blood but an awful lot of undigested food. I have seen small black particles but I assume this is food matter and not blood. Other symptoms include excessive flatulence and a very distinct rumbling/churning sensation in my stomach. My gp feels it points to IBS , however, I cannot pinpoint any trigger for this so am thinking other digestive orders. Especially concerned over Crohns or Cancer been a cause. Cleared of H Pylori infection or Coeliac . Routine blood test was normal. Can you shed any light on my problem? Thanks

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Hello: I have quite a concern and I will be going to the general doctor tomorrow for the physical examination. First a little about me, I am a 28 year old male. I am currently a 2nd year medical student in guadalajara but live in the United States. For about the past three weeks I ve noticed my stool has become progressively softer (for every single stool). Initially the smell and color was normal. For the past two days however the stool has become yellowish. What brings me concern was that my last stool passed was very soft, a darker yellow color, smelly, and much of the food I had eaten the night before was not digested. I have checked my blood pressure and it is normal. Heart rate is 70. No fever, or general feeling of malaise. No pain at all. No significant weight loss or fatigue. I ve had fellow students check for fluid wave and there is some movement on the other side but it s not a very fluid movement (is the opposite side not supposed to move AT ALL? Or can it move a little but should not be liquid movement?). Currently I am taking a larger does of Ibuprofen prescribed by a doctor here because about three weeks ago a painless non-inflamed lump was felt underneath the skin slightly anterior to the angle of the mandible. I have been taking the Ibuprofen for about 5 days and the lump has not gone away. In the past (5 years ago) I have had an H. Pylori infection with a subsequent ulcer in the duodenum. Only medication was used to treat the infection/ulcer. No followup was done afterwards. Beginning around the same time as the ulcer I have had recurrent bouts of hemorrhoids. Blood could be seen on wiping. Currently this is happening as well. About 8 years ago I suffered from a pneumonia but do not remember if it was viral or bacterial. I ve also had a pretty long history of right sided feeling in my abdomen. I would say the feeling is located directly on the line that would separate the upper and lower quadrant, slightly above the umbilicus. The feeling was never painful. I know the doctor I visit tomorrow will get to do the necessary physical tests to see if there is any significant pathology but I need to hear what other things it could be. The doctors here usually shoo us away because they think we are too young to get anything serious or they assume that just because we read a chapter in pathology we automatically think we suffer every disease in the textbook. Anyway, I know living in Mexico currently will expose me to certain bugs. However the course of those from what I know would not cause a 3 week history of progressively looser stools and the yellowness/malabsorption for the past two days. Any suggestions/comments of what it may be is more than welcome.

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i am 39,i have had poor health for nearly 2yrs,had c section with baby 5 days later infection in would and tummy partily open ,i suffer with stomach and abdominal pain ,back pain ,chest pain ,also i have vitamin b12 deffincey ,vitamin d deffciney ,and h pylori infection that wont go ,please help me out .

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I was diagnosed with GERD and H-pylori infection that is, my doctor said i had some sort of ulcer in the stomach. The doctor put me on a &-day course of Strong proton pump inhibitors[# tablets in the morning and three in the evening.The brand was Pantop HP kit (http://www.medindia.net/drug-price/pantoprazole/pantop-hp.htm)].Soon after that i started experiencing irregular bowel movements,bloating,irritation in bowels,etc and spent a lot of time in the bathroom and i had to go frequently. MY doctor said i was suffering from POST_INFECTIOUS IBS(irritable bowel syndrome). It started getting worse.MY body couldn t handle caffeine(be it in coffee or energy drinks) and i rarely had a solid bowel movement.I also experienced mucus in my stool.And the worst part was my morning coffee made me spent 30-40 minutes in the bathroom.Along with stool i also have to urinate frequently as my urinary bladder feels the urgency to evacuate. MY doctor prescribed a Probiotic called BECELAC-pb and asked me to continue for a long period of time. My question is will i be able to have a normal lifestyle once the course is complete.? Will My body be able to handle coffee and cool drinks(I love coffee a great deal).?Are there any (even minor) side-effects of becelac-pb.Will I be able to spent less time in the bathroom and worrying about my bowel movements.? Please answer all my questions in detail. I am very depressed about living life this way.Sometimes i feel it s not worth living like this.I ve always been a jovial person but this thing is changing me and making me frustrated. Please let me know of any permanent cures of post infectious IBS. Thank You.

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