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Old 11-16-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone had an ulcer without having the H. Pylori bacteria?

I tested negative for H. Pylori, but have all the symptoms of an ulcer. Has anyone had an ulcer without having H. Pylori?

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Old 11-16-2004, 08:35 PM   #2
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Re: Has anyone had an ulcer without having the H. Pylori bacteria?

I also have the symptoms but tested negative! They are going to check me out w/ the scope. I'm not sure if it's possible or not...
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Old 11-30-2004, 01:12 PM   #3
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Re: Has anyone had an ulcer without having the H. Pylori bacteria?

My Dr. had me tested for H. Pylori and it came back negative. However, yesterday I had an endoscopy and the Dr. gave me pictures of my stomach and it showed ulcers. I did not go in for an ulcer issue, I was having problems with bloating and constipation, which is why he did the endoscopy.

The Dr. has me on nexium and I will see him in a week to review the results.

 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:38 PM   #4
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Re: Has anyone had an ulcer without having the H. Pylori bacteria?

I had an erosion in my stomach, which can be the beginning of an ulcer, but did not have H. Pylori. Mine was caused by excess acid. These ulcers can't be cured with antibiotics. I took Prevacid for several months before the erosion finally went away.

 
Old 11-30-2004, 03:34 PM   #5
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Re: Has anyone had an ulcer without having the H. Pylori bacteria?

I have ulcers and I did not test positive for H. Pylori

 
Old 12-01-2004, 07:26 AM   #6
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Re: Has anyone had an ulcer without having the H. Pylori bacteria?

A blood test will only detect the H. Pylori bacteria the first time. If you kill the bacteria the anti-bodies will still show up in the blood. The only way to then see if you really killed the bateria or see if has come back is with a breath test or a biopsy taken from the stomach.

Yes you can have ulsers without having H. Pylori bacteria.

 
Old 12-03-2004, 01:39 AM   #7
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Re: Has anyone had an ulcer without having the H. Pylori bacteria?

I have oesophageal ulcers and no H Pylori

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Old 12-03-2004, 08:19 PM   #8
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Re: Has anyone had an ulcer without having the H. Pylori bacteria?

I had one due to Naproxen and alcohol so yes there are other causes. A friend of mine had one diagnosed as being caused be stress and diet. H-pylori is a major cause but not the only cause.

 
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