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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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 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 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 »

Even after taking treatment for stomach pain, my pain persists. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had severe back pain and stomach pain two days ago. I visited my family physician, and he prescribed me Omcar 40 mg along with other medicines. He advised me to take Omcar 40 mg in the empty stomach daily morning, but I took it after lunch and dinner by mistake. Since last 3 hours, I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Omeprazole (Omcar) and all other proton pump inhibitors are very safe medicines and can be taken for years without any side effect. As you are having pain, antispasmodics like tablet Cibis (combination of Clidinium, Chlordiazepoxide, and Dicyclomine) can be taken thrice...  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

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

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

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 »

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