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Helicobacter pylori

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 24, 2006
  • 07:18 AM

As it turns out my doc informed me through the use of a blood test that the growling sounds and abdominal pains I am having is casued by h. plori. has anyone else had this? how does one get it? also besides abdominal pain can h plori cause pelvic pain as well?

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  • h. pylori is becoming more common. it is treated with a regimen of two to three antibiotics plus protonix plus pepto bismal, all taken for two to three weeks. there is a problem lately with a resistant strain that does not respond well to treatment. the treatment itself can make you very sick but it is the only way to get rid of this bacteria:( the problem is that you cannot diagnose h. pylori with a blood test. the blood test only confirms that you have had h. pylori at some time in your life. it does not tell if you still have. the only way to test whether or not you have it now is with a stool sample test or a breath test. if your doctor is not familiar with this you should seek another opinion. i have been battling h. pylori for the past several months. my first doctor did not understand the testing required for accurate diagnosis and she also did not understand the proper course of treatment. this is a nasty bug that can cause serious problems if you do not get it resolved. make sure you get good care and do your research. i wish you well.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 24, 2006
    • 05:56 PM
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  • Wondering if I could have the same problem... Was, of course, told I have IBS with Constipation. I stay way too sick for it to just be that! I suffer constant queeziness, tummy rumbling, extreme gas, sometimes nausea, sore tummy and I have to make myself use the bathroom. Every once in a while I will feel better after I use the bathroom, but 9 times out of 10, it's always the same old thing. I've become a hermit crab in my own home, afraid to be around anyone, the gassiness is way too bad and when I start thinking what if I do this or that, too embarrassing in public! HELP!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 20, 2006
    • 03:53 AM
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  • A year ago, my stomach started making weird noises and I had a lot of gas. I thought this was a food alergy or something so I didn t worry too much. However, symptomes got worse and i started having stomach pains. A year later, after many tests I found out that I had helicobacter. Well, was treated for it and tested again to make sure it was gone. However, now, six months later I still have terrible pains after eating and my stomach makes really loud noise. It gets pretty embarassing as its whenever I eat and whatever I eat. Some foods affect more than others but the pain does not change. It affects my social life and my confidence. Symptoms keep getting worse and I ve done a number of tests including edoscopy and two digestive system scans. I still waiting for results from my numerous blood tests and I am hoping they ll find something there. One thing does help me a lot though. Probiotics. You can get them in forms of capsules and take them in the morning. I can feel a big difference if I ve taken them or not. They do not make the symptomes disapear but they do minimise the symptomes so i suggest you try it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2006
    • 07:37 PM
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  • Get checked for IgA antibodies, sounds like Coeliac which is often misdiagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS. Also there is the possibility of being gluten intolerant, which means eliminating wheat, oat, corn and other related products from your diet.All best.Agape,searchingsam
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2006
    • 11:42 PM
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  • h. pylori is becoming more common. it is treated with a regimen of two to three antibiotics plus protonix plus pepto bismal, all taken for two to three weeks. there is a problem lately with a resistant strain that does not respond well to treatment. the treatment itself can make you very sick but it is the only way to get rid of this bacteria:( the problem is that you cannot diagnose h. pylori with a blood test. the blood test only confirms that you have had h. pylori at some time in your life. it does not tell if you still have. the only way to test whether or not you have it now is with a stool sample test or a breath test. if your doctor is not familiar with this you should seek another opinion. i have been battling h. pylori for the past several months. my first doctor did not understand the testing required for accurate diagnosis and she also did not understand the proper course of treatment. this is a nasty bug that can cause serious problems if you do not get it resolved. make sure you get good care and do your research. i wish you well.I have had plenty of experience with H. Pylori. I have been watching it now for 4 years. I was treated with three rounds of triple antibiotics during a 18 month process to get rid of it. The truly only way to get the best test results is by byopsy of the stomach. I my case the H. Pylori bacteria brought on a mild case of Malt Lymphoma. A very slow growing cancer of the malt tissue linning of the stomach. In many cases the associated maly lymphoma will dissapear withen 1 to 2 years after the H. Pylori bacteria is eradicated. I chose radiation after about 12 months. H. Pylori and maly lymphoma is usually not a death notice as this type of tissue Lymphoma can in most cases be controlled by low dose radiation when found early. I was lucky as mine was found when I went in for a polup removal and I asked my doctor about an ocasional burning felling in my sternam. Nothing that I had not experience many times over the last 30 years. In most cases there are no systems at all until the problem is sevear. Now after 4 years I am free of both. However the radiation has left a perminate need for an anti acid once a day - previcid.I would have a biopsy if I were you just to be safe. Better safe than sorry. I could have waited two years to see if the Malt tissue Lymphoma which in early stages is considered H. Pylori dependant to clear up on it's own, but I did not want to chance it growing into stage two. Or change to a high grade lymphoma.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 2, 2006
    • 09:29 PM
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  • I have done some research and came up with Pine Nut Oil, I encourage everyone to do their own but it has really helped me
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 18, 2008
    • 01:54 PM
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  • Wondering if I could have the same problem... Was, of course, told I have IBS with Constipation. I stay way too sick for it to just be that! I suffer constant queeziness, tummy rumbling, extreme gas, sometimes nausea, sore tummy and I have to make myself use the bathroom. Every once in a while I will feel better after I use the bathroom, but 9 times out of 10, it's always the same old thing. I've become a hermit crab in my own home, afraid to be around anyone, the gassiness is way too bad and when I start thinking what if I do this or that, too embarrassing in public! HELP!!I have been suffering for 16 years!! Yes I said 16 years with chronic stomach pain & distention plus all manner of symptoms it has ruined my life. However I have just been tested for H pylori & guess what....I have it!!!! I have been told for years I had IBS, depression, I was a hypercondriac & the list of false diagnosis goes on I can finally start to look at treatment that hopefully will give me my life back. My advice is ASK FOR THE TEST it may not show anything but what if it does!!! good luck! :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2010
    • 01:28 PM
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