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 am a 29-year-old male suffering from constipation and hyperacidity. How do I treat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male, 100 % vegetarian, nonsmoker and non-drinker. My meal timing is up to three to four days in one week. I have been suffering from hyperacidity since 2012 and constipation since 2013. And I underwent laparoscopy surgery to remove a stone (16 mm) from the urine bladde...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I want to assure you do not worry as everything will be fine if proper care and treatment are opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. You also have a high acidity issue tha...  Read Full »

I often get a grumbling feeling in my stomach. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, From time to time, I get empty stomach or grumbling feeling below the sternum. No pain/ everything else is alright. My appetite is good, bowel movements are normal. The sensation can last several days, subside for days or weeks and then reappear. Ideas?  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, most probably you have dyspepsia which is a problem due to abnormal gastric acid secretion. I suggest a trial of Pantoprazole 20 mg tablet once a day before breakfast for a month. Eat simple meals. Have Maalox (Magne...  Read Full »

What can I do to completely get rid of my recurring stomach ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stomach ulcer that is not caused by H. pylori, and it is not an NSAID ulcer as well. What can I do to completely get rid of this ulcer? I am taking Ranitidine for it. The ulcer has come and gone over the past two years roughly. The stomach ulcer was diagnosed by asking a serie...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, from your history, it is not proven that you have an ulcer. It may just be underlying gastritis. I suggest you- 1. You must avoid the precipitating factors like spicy, fried food, alcohol, marijuana, etc. 2. You must lead a stress-free life. 3. You mjus...  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 sometim...  Read Full »

What causes acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to inquire what are the causes and possible treatment for acid reflux?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. The common causes of peptic ulcer disease are H pylori infection, Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), drugs other than NSAIDs such as Tetracycline, Iron tablets, potassium supplements and Bisphosphonates, Zollinger Ellison syndrome, and carcinoid tumors. T...  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 icliniq.com. 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 recommend the follow...  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 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

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 »

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