H Pylori Question

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Closetfire
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 12/17/2006 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it possible to have H Pylori with no stomach or intestinal pain? I'm grasping at straws for t he cause of my reflux and my doc is convinced its not HP because im not having any kind of stomach cramps or anything. So what should I do?

DANIE
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 321
   Posted 12/17/2006 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Closetfire,

Did you get tested for H Pylori?  It's a very simple breath test.  I've told my story of how I got GERD.  It was by taking Advil at night, for pain from my tripping accident when I  and injuring my left side, and not staying upright for at least 1/2 and hour after taking it.  Then sleeping exclusively on my right side so the acid started seeping up into my esophagus. 

It goes to show you, there are many causes of GERD.

Get tested to rule out H Pylori.


Closetfire
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 12/17/2006 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
He didn't mention a breath test, he said there was a blood test that wasn't very accurate and the alternative was some do it yourself fecal thing... =p Otherwise he hasn't shown any interest in the possibility of HP, but next time I'll ask him about the breath thing if it will save me some excavation with a latex glove and a dipstick.

MOB1123
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 12/18/2006 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey CLosetfire,

I done so much research on GERD, you wouldn't believe. Yes, MOST likely, if you were to have H. Pylori, your stomach would freaking hurt. But A LOT of people have it. But they don't have stomach probs or GERD. What's intersting is that there's a research out there that shows that people who had stomach ulcers, supposedly from H. Pylori, who get treated for it by eradicating H.Pylori end up getting GERD later.
Food for thought. If you haven't check out riverotter's post.

MOB1123
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 12/18/2006 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
P.S. A Lot of people have it. (By it I mean H.Pylori bacteria)

MerylG
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 12/18/2006 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor thought I had LPR because I had a chronic sore lower throat. I went for an endoscopy where a biopsy was taken and I tested positive for H. Pylori. I had no 'ulcer-like' symptoms...other than bloating. There was no stomach pains whatsoever so I was extremely surprised. From my research, there are 2 accurate ways to test for H. pylori...Urea breath test and a Biopsy. The breath test is non-invasive and takes about half an hour.

As far as I know H. Pylori infection causes low grade inflammation of the stomach and will cause all sorts of gastro-intestinal symptoms so I think you shouldn't be discouraged by your Dr's lack of enthusiasm. Persist and continue to advocate for yourself!

The treatment for H. Pylori is a PPI plus 2 antibiotics. I took this and it threw my system completely out of whack. Medication is a necessary evil I suppose.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:50 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,004,529 posts in 329,152 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161744 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, csorthofeet.
223 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
HealthChallenged, Girlie, Todd1963, kittytalk371