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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What could be wrong if an H. Pylori infection does not improve with medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have the H.pylori infection a year ago. I have taken several doses of antibiotics, but the symptoms did not get better. What could be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The mere presence of Helicobacter pylori may not always be pathological. It can be endemic in certain areas. The treatment is required only if you are having gastritis or acid related disorders. Avoid taking long courses of antibiotics, as it is not needed for H.pylori. M...  Read Full »

Can antacids, and antibiotics cure H. Pylori infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted a GI doctor's second opinion based on my history. My current GI doctor has worked me up with a colonoscopy, endoscopy, and blood and breath tests. For blood tests, I was found to have a positive ASCA (>50) and a negative pANCA. For breath tests, I had a negative H. pylori t...  Read Full »


Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry you have to suffer this way, Do not worry. There are proper diagnostic criteria for Crohn's disease apart from the positive ASCA (anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies). It does not just include antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). Since your col...  Read Full »

Is the bloating in my upper stomach be due to an ulcer or cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few days, my upper stomach is bloated. However, the lower stomach is normal. I feel very heavy after eating food, and I am not able to eat much. I sometimes have nausea as well. I went to see a doctor, and he asked me to do an endoscopy. I have attached herewith the repo...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are RUT (rapid urease test) positive. I will need to see your biopsy reports as well in order to be able to suggest a treatment. For more information consult a medical gastroentero...  Read Full »

I have stomach bloating and abdominal pain, and I am always tired and sleepless at night. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I need medical advice. I have stomach bloating. The food I eat at night feels like it comes back to my mouth and it has this bitter and acidic taste. I feel nauseous because of this. I have mild chest pain and abdominal pains as well. I did an H.pylori blood...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Your problem is explainable by your weight and partly explained by the course of antibiotics you are taking. And there are certain other things like diet, lack of exercise, and underlying endocrinological pr...  Read Full »

Can an H. pylori infection that I had a month ago be the cause of my current abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I have been having upper abdominal pain for a while. I was treated for H.pylori infection with antibiotics a month ago. I ate something greasy, and I have been having chest pain and upper back pain after that. Kindly help me know the cause of my abdomi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your differential diagnoses are acid peptic disease, gall bladder stone (cholelithiasis), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Kindly help me know the following to help you better; 1) How severe is the pain? 2) Do you have any vomiting? 3) Is your pai...  Read Full »

Is gallbladder removal necessary for gallbladder stones, infection, and polyp?

Query: Hello doctor,I had stomach pain, and I did an abdomen ultrasound to find the cause. The reports showed gallbladder stones, infection, and polyp. But I am not sure whether my pain is related to my gallbladder or something else. I had an endoscopy done, and it showed multiple ulcers, and the biopsy sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your pain seems to be related to H.pylori gastritis. Considering your gallbladder issues, it has sludge, small calculus, and poly of size 5 mm. For Gallbladder removal, you can consider cholecystectomy. The only thing that is concerning is that polyps could sometimes t...  Read Full »

I feel like water and liquid gets diffused outside the digestive tract. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel irritation and pain in the abdomen, particularly below my right rib cage for almost two years now. I feel like water and liquid food gets diffused outside the digestive tract, into the outer parts and skin. It causes allergic irritation, inflammation, discomfort, and pain in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a detailed advice, I would like to know a bit more regarding your problem first. When did you notice it for the first time? How did it come to your notice? Does this pain come and go or present at all times? Is it a burning, piercing, constricting, or squeezing type? ...  Read Full »

Will GERD associated with anxiety cause fatigue, nausea, and stomach upset?

Query: Hi doctor, I have stomach upset symptoms and also suffering from depression or anxiety, trouble of movement, dizziness, high blood pressure, fatigue, nausea, loss of sensation, tightness of the chest and some time feel pain, loss of concentration and body movement, vertigo include a sense of spinni...  Read Full »


Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), antral gastritis (with helicobacter pylori infection), with early-onset hypertension, depression, and anxiety disorder. GERD is a common clinical problem, affecting millions of people worldwide. Acid suppressive therapy pr...  Read Full »

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 Abaz Quka

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 neuropa...  Read Full »

Kindly help me to overcome my constant chest pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I am having a mild constant chest pain. Sometimes I feel shortness in breathing, little bit of headache and heaviness in throat. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishnu Priya G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the short history, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. But, I will try to explain the symptoms and related causes. It would have been more helpful if you had given your weight and body mass index (BMI).  Read Full »

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