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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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I developed diarrhea after taking medications. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor. I had Pantocid HP after doctor advice and had loose motion 4-5 times. For stopping loose motion what shall I do? For past six days I am taking Pantocid HP kit. No problem except loose motion of about 5-6 times and some weakness. I am taking Bifilac HP one tablet daily and a vitamin capsul...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Pantocid HP kit contains Pantoprazole, Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin and is used in the treatment of gastritis by Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Pantoprazole reduces acid secretion while the other...  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 tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 some...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely it is acidity and reflux disease. You will beed 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 ca...  Read Full »

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 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 ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing persistent stomach discomfort and acidity. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing persistent stomach discomfort and acidity lately. Could you provide insights into effective dietary or lifestyle modifications to alleviate gastritis symptoms? Also, I recently learned about the association between Helicobacter pylori and stomach issues. If I suspe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below. Lifestyle modifications would be taking frequent small meals rather than filling your stomach at once. Take your last meal about three hours befor...  Read Full »

I suffer from recurrent H.pylori infections. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with H. pylori about 1.5 years ago and underwent a 14-day triple therapy, which was effective at that time. However, I recently tested positive again, and the prescribed treatment is the same triple therapy with bismuth. Unfortunately, due to numerous side effects, I cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. Regarding your H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) situation: Please share how the recent diagnosis of H. pylori was made. Was it through a blood test, stool test, breath test, or a biopsy during endoscopy? If you ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing digestive symptoms caused by H. pylori infection and I am allergic to Clarithromycin and a few other drugs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing symptoms such as belching, indigestion, nausea, excessive gas, and vomiting, which are caused by an H. pylori infection. I have a severe allergy to Clarithromycin and other medications, except for the following ones: Famotidine, Amoxicillin, and Norflox-TZ. Can I take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and I am sorry to hear about your discomfort. Allow me to guide you through your query. Firstly, please inform me how you determined that your current gastric symptoms are due to an Helicobacter. pylori infection. Have you undergone any tests to ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from fever and frequent stomach pain since I have got an H.pylori infection. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female. Three years ago, I was hospitalized due to an H.pylori infection. Ever since, I regularly suffer from stomach pain, like once every three to five months. Today, I have a fever due to an upset stomach, and I noticed that when I stand up, my stomach hurts more.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may be having an intermittent acute gastritis or acid injury of the stomach. Hope you have been treated for H.pylori once. Do not worry. This is a common minor medical condition. It can be precipitated by stress, a particular diet, etc. I would recom...  Read Full »

Can an H.pylori infection cause irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. I have no medical history, but my periods have been irregular lately, occurring once every two months. I have been on DHEA for over eight weeks and have a lot of eggs, which measured close to 15 mm the last time I went for a SONAR. We have been trying to conc...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You are of the appropriate pregnancy age (19 to 35 years old). If you have been pregnant before, no matter what the outcome was, you will undoubtedly become pregnant again. When you have menstruation once every two ...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of GERD along with tightness below my ribs. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had GERD for the last 10 years. Last year, I was diagnosed with H. pylori and medicated with triple therapy. For the last 15 to 20 days, I have been having symptoms of GERD along with new symptoms of tightness below the ribs, they did an endoscopy and biopsy and said H. pylori i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your consultation with I have reviewed your case history and endoscopy report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) along with the biopsy report. So, your endoscopy report is grossly normal, with no major ulcers or an...  Read Full »

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