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h pylori

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  • Posted By: jasonv11
  • July 12, 2010
  • 00:42 PM

Hello and thanks for reading my question


I have a dx of dyspepsia and acid reflux. I had an endoscopy and was Neg. for h pylori but they did see I had duodenal ulcers. I have 3 questions

1. could have the endoscopy biopsy missed the h pylori?

2 what causes the duodenal ulcers ? I KNOW I was not taking any aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium (NSAIDs)

3 should I be retested for h pylori? if so what is the best test? blood, breath or stool?

Thank you



I have been suffering with stomach pains for 2 years now PPIs don't seem to help ( in fact make things worse) I have been to 3 different gastroenterologist and no ones seems like they can help

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  • Hope you feel better. Ulcers are often caused by H. pylori, but not always. Have you told your doctor that you aren't painfree yet? it's a good idea to keep seeing your doctor, I am sure there are other medicines or therapies he can try. you might be interested in this website that has a lot of valuable info about H. pylori. http://www.helicobacterpyloritest.com/h-pylori-articles.html
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