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Thai patient, air bubble caught in her throat, catching Hp

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:21 am
by yupadee
Has there been any mention of a symptom connected with H Pylori as described here.
For 7-8 weeks my wife has had what feels like an air bubble caught in her throat - between where the collarbones meet, plus wind discomfort in the stomach, a reluctance to eat and is experiencing weight loss of about 1 kilo a week.
My wife is experiencing this, she had a gastrophic internal exam a week ago, the discharging nurse at the hospital stated that the surgeon had found no obvious problems but had taked a specimen from a polyp and sent it for pathology. We are due to meet the specialist here in Bunbury again next week.
Is the surgeon likely to consider H Pylori as the disease causing the problem?
We visited my wife's village in Thailand last October, could she have been infected from the rather primitive cooking and water storage there?

Re: Thai patient, air bubble caught in her throat, catching Hp

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by Dekpoi
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Re: Thai patient, air bubble caught in her throat, catching Hp

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:28 am
by Martin
I am bo expert here and only joined today! That said, my issues started when I moved to Asia. When I moved there I was very fir and active, thrice weekly workouts in the gym, etc. i started with needing to dsah to the toilet which became more frequent. I was told I had devlopex IBS. Curiously, and noted on this community, I developed a nasal drip, which I never even considered were connected! I had various tests, endoscopy, polips removed, but never cured my so called IBS whatever diet I tried. I started feeling worse, bloated, etc and eventually quit the gym which made me gain weight. Several years later and many kilos later, things had not improved. At no stage did any doctor or surgeon mention or test for this infection. I had IBS so live with it! Reading various posts on this forum, it has become clear to me I have been living with this for years. Doctors told me I have ulcers, as said, polyps removed, nasal drip etc. So it seems clear to me that many Doctors do not consider this disorder when simply aiming to fix the main problem at hand. I also now wonder if all those IBS sufferers out there have also tested for the same? As this issue is more common in less advanced, hygienic countries, which I count those in Asia and most parts of Africa fall into this category, then it is definately worth checking out. My situation became even worse some months ago. When I ate anything, it felt I had swallowed an immense bubble alomgside follwed by immense pain in my stomach. It became so bad I eventually reverted to liquids only, soups etc and no solids. I recently returned to Asia for a vacation and tried to eat normally. This then sparked off everything from vomitting, loose bowels, severe stomach cramps etc. Returning to Africa, my condition became worse. I was eventualy diagnosed a few weeks ago, and am presently taking the 'treatment from hell'. I am hopeful that at last, my years of suffering may now be at the end. Too soon to tell, but as said I am hopeful.

So in answer to your question, it is worth getting tested for this and chances are, your wife like me has been living with this for a while now. It seems in time greater issues manifest themselves and only then, does the truth arise. I have lost several years of my life living with it, misdiagnosed and ignored by doctors. I also feel that this community must reach out to all IBS sufferer platforms as I see and read much about IBS but no one ever refers to the possibilities of this particular disorder.

Re: Thai patient, air bubble caught in her throat, catching Hp

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:16 am
by Helico_expert
IBS is indeed a problem to many and there is still no clue what's causing it. At the moment researchers are looking into the microbiome of the guts, hoping to figure out if it is the unbalanced microbiome that's causing the problem. Nevertheless, I dont think H. pylori causes IBS. There are many people in Australia (HP free) also suffering from IBS.

Re: Thai patient, air bubble caught in her throat, catching Hp

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:35 am
by Martin
Thanks Helico. No disrespect to IBS sufferers, which indeed I may still be one of them, but the initial symptoms appear very similar and so knowing about this condition and getting checked for it when all authorities I have consulted only know of IBS and never mention PB. Just a thought.