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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Why do I have frequent gnawing pain when my stomach is empty?

Query: Hi doctor, I have frequent gnawing pain when stomach is empty, which is relieved after eating. There is a continuous mucus accumulation in the throat throughout the day, which obstructs proper breathing and flares the nose nostril followed by dry mouth. It is particularly in the early morning hours....  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are consistent with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In this condition, junction of esophagus and stomach become weak and therefore, stomach acid move up into the esophagus. The most common cause for this is hiatus hernia in which the...  Read Full »

Can stomach cancer result in severe stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. 8 years ago, I had hemoptysis. The endoscopy report showed peptic ulcer and gastritis. I took drugs for three months. Again, 2 years ago, I had severe stomach pain. I was vomiting as soon as I eat. Again, I had an endoscopy and it showed the same, but there was...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no possibility of cancer. Also, there is no heart impression on the stomach. This impression is present on the lower part of the esophagus. Gastritis since long duration and Helicobacter pylori infection suggest your present symptom may be due to severe ga...  Read Full »

Can H. pylori infection result in stomach cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past one month, I have been feeling like bloated stomach and uncomfortable as if my stomach was full. Initially, I went to a local doctor. However, that did not help me. Then, I went to a gastroenterologist, who initially gave me medicines and then did an endoscopy. Post the endosc...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial infection, which occur from unhygienic food and typically occur only in the stomach. Because of the infection, the stomach wall inflamed (redness and swelling) and due to this, symptoms of gastritis such as nausea, upper abdominal pa...  Read Full »

Please interpret my husband's report.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 35 years old. He is suffering from abdominal pain since last four weeks. When he gets pain it lasts for an hour. His hands and feet get cold. He had an endoscopy and colonoscopy done. The report says body and antral type gastric mucosa with mild chronic active gastritis comp...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your husband is suffering from chronic gastritis, for which he has been taking medications since long time and therefore endoscopy also detected changes in stomach mucosa due to this in addition to changes of gastritis. Although, biopsy report mentions negative Helicob...  Read Full »

What is Troxipide used for?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 year old male. I am working as a software professional. I recently had some discomfort with digestion. I had severe bloating, gas formation and a frequent sensation of motions. I went to a gastroenterologist and he made an endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy. The biopsy result is yet...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your doctor said, there is nothing serious. This is a type of gastritis, which has involved almost all areas of the stomach and some part beyond that. Yes, it is due to some bacterial infection, Helicobacter pylori. For this, you need a specific antibiotic for 14 days....  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my acidity and chest heaviness?

Query: Hi doctor, 9 years before, I delivered my first baby. Since after delivery, I have suffered from breathing problem. Only when I release the gas or pass motion, I use to feel relieved. I underwent all the tests and everything was normal. It lasted for 2 years and then subsided. My diet was completely...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are related to a gastric problem. Try to avoid herbal medication as some of them are irritating to stomach and worsen the acidity. Your symptoms and normal investigations suggest the possibility of IBS (irritable bowel disease) or indigestion from decreas...  Read Full »

How to confirm H.pylori infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, I had diarrhea and vomiting. My gastroenterologist diagnosed it as GERD and found H.pylori unit 112 tested through blood. My LFT, CBC, RBC were fine with occasional white cells in my urine and uric acid was 6. I took Klaricid 500, Ospamox 1 g, Levopraid, Omeprazole and Lib...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, all laboratory reports and ultrasound abdomen reports are normal except for Helicobacter pylori antibody (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You were told to have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) based on H.pylori test, but this test might be fals...  Read Full »

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