Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori is a type of bacteria, that can enter your body and live in the digestive tract. They can cause ulcers in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine. An infection with H.pylori can rarely lead to stomach cancer.

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Will H.pylori cause muscle twitching in the legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male, and I have been experiencing muscle twitches along my legs with occasional twitching in the arm for almost a whole year. It started ten months ago when I was diagnosed with H.pylori. At the time, I thought it was just nervous twitches because of anxiety with t...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that the twitching could be related to different possible causes like inflammation, insomnia, straining physical activity, anxiety, thyroid gland dysfunction, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropat...  Read Full »

Why does my stomach hurt after a meal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acute recurring pain in my upper abdomen on and off every minute. Not only spicy food, but even coconut water is also irritating my stomach, causing severe pain, which is unbearable. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when do you have this pain? Is it radiating to the back? Do you have any associated fever or vomiting? Any disturbance in stools? Kindly reply to me with answers to these questions. Then, I will give you a management plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

Which grade of anemia needs blood transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a history of anemia. I also just recently found out I have chronic gastritis. My iron is at a level of 41 percent, but my ferritin and saturation are low. How does that work? I have been on my iron pills. Do pins and needles and muscle weakness have anything to do with iron level...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Hematologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are fine and safe from the pandemic. The data you provided in quantitative and qualitative terms indicate mixed micronutrient deficiency, especially Iron, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, Pyridoxine. Get it treated according to local guidelines. For gastritis, rule ...  Read Full »

What antibiotics are used in the second-line treatment for H. pylori infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hair loss, which is not growing, fainting, low energy, and stomachache. I have been diagnosed with H.pylori and gastritis. My doctor gave me capsule Pylera three tablets per meal and Omeprazole one tablet. After I finished the treatment, I discovered that I took the wrong dosage...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, you already have taken a very effective dose of capsule Pylera (Bismuth subcitrate potassium, Metronidazole, and Tetracycline hydrochloride). Every bug in another human responds differently. I suggest you test for the H.pylori stool antigen, confirm whether it ...  Read Full »

Why do I have indigestion and gas even after getting treated for H. pylori?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis last year. After ten days, I took PPI for H.pylori. I thought that I am completely alright. After three months, I started to have indigestion issues again. Then I started taking Famotidine for eight to nine months. Still, I have indigestion and gas ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention when you did H.pylori (Helicobacter pylori) blood test. If you tested it last year, then you have a high possibility that your erosive gastritis did not occur secondary to H.pylori. It occurred due to other causes like biliary gastritis, and drug-induced ...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from upper abdominal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. My height is 5'9", and weight is 220 lbs. I am a smoker and not on any medication.¬†Over the past seven months or so, I have been experiencing on and off severe upper abdominal pain (center), and that radiates through to my back. At times, the pain may just be som...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely it is acidity and reflux disease. You will need endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis and rule out ulcer. The common cause for this is Helicobacter pylori and for which you should have urease breath test, which if positive or even otherwise empirically you can...  Read Full »

Can stomach ulcers cause severe abdominal pain and vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, I was dealing with stomach issues for about three to four months. My symptoms were uncomfortable stomach pain, and vomiting. I smoked maybe once a day for the past few months. I am on three months of quitting smoking when I learned about CHS. When I was dealing with my stomach issues, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. CHS (Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome) patients are less likely to develop ulcers in the stomach unless associated with H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) infection or other risk factors. So you may be suffering from peptic ulcers, and you may need further proton pump i...  Read Full »

Why have I been having chest and back pain 1 to 2 hours after I eat or at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old female with a weight of 65 kilograms and a height of five feet six inches. I have chest pain and back pain for few days. Chest pain and back pain usually occurs within one to two hours of eating at night. I do not have fever. I usually have pain for 15 minutes. I feel ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from chest and back pain. If it happens after eating, then it can be of stomach issue. Apart from Omeprazole and Kremil syrup, you can take Lansoprazole. You can take 30 mg twice a day for seven days. It is ncessary to know the root cause of the proble...  Read Full »

Why do I often have bloated stomach and burp after eating or drinking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am going tomorrow to get retested for H.pylori. I have been off medicines for two weeks and still having a bloated, distended stomach, burping after eating or drinking, and some flatulence. I am wondering why I still have a bloated stomach? Maybe I should see obstetrics and gynecolo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please answer a few of my questions: 1. Which test did you do for H.pylori? Please share the report if possible. 2. Did you get any treatment for H.pylori? If yes, then which medicine did you use? 3. Since how long you feel such symptoms? Is there any change ...  Read Full »

How is the cause of abdominal bloating diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one year or more I have been suffering from occasional severe abdominal bloating. But, for the last few months it has been all day. I have been tested for celiac disease and the result was negative. My stomach becomes so big and I cannot walk or when sit. I cannot see or clot...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vomiting blood is a red flag for gastritis, peptic ulcer or erosions in the stomach or duodenum. I would highly suggest you follow up with a gasteroenterologist personally for upper GI endoscopy. If possible get a colonoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease in blood tes...  Read Full »

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