It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Digestive Disorders Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2003, 06:20 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: mass
Posts: 268
savanannastar HB User
Question hypylori

HI ,i was wondering what is this hypylori (think i spelled wrong)bacteria that i keep seeing i have gerd should i get checked for this and what are symptons??

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-02-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charleston
Posts: 5,526
Harry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB User

H.pylori is Helicobarter pylori bacteria that causes about 85% of stomach as well as duodenal ulcers. Many doctors also believe stress is a factor since it helps produce more stomach acid.

Ulcers are also caused by some pain medication that irritate the stomach lining.

Old 09-05-2003, 07:22 PM   #3
Posts: n/a

This is actually a bacteria that is transmitted from human to human. They haven't found out yet, as to exactly how it is transmitted. There are many ways of being tested to see if you have this.

A study showed that people with H.pylori who were refluxers who took the courses of anti biotics to eradicate it had longer periods between reflux episodes.

Saying this, it is an extremely common bacteria and many people more than you'd imagine have it and never suffer from any side affects. So personally, I wouldn't jump to be tested as it probably wouldn't cure your reflux.

Many doctors that carry out endoscopies take biopsies and they usually check for this just in case whilst they are checking for other things.

Old 09-05-2003, 07:37 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: dover,de,usa
Posts: 1,655
suzyshop1 HB User

Savanannastar i was having a gnawing pain under my right breast on the bone.The symptoms were really intense sometimes.If i hadnt went to a gastro doc for the pain i wouldnt have known i had h.pylori.The doc thought that maybe if he cured the h.pylori my gerd might disappear.It didnt and neither did the symptoms disappear.Im due to see a third gastro doc on the 30th of this month.Somebodys got to know what this pain isssssssss. just hope i can make it till then without ending up in the er.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Frustrated, hurting and very scared!! help! peaches31 Digestive Disorders 4 04-09-2004 11:46 AM
Can ONE MEAL do you in for good? prostator Digestive Disorders 7 09-01-2003 09:36 PM
hypylori results in yvonne818461 Digestive Disorders 4 08-29-2003 10:00 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:44 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!