Hi Rose -
I too have had a previous history of elevated white blood cells or my urine showing I have an infection, but they can't tell where it was in my body. About 5 years ago, these tests also showed that my liver levels were up. My GP then sent me to see a gastro specialist and had an endoscopy performed. I was told that I had an auto-immune disorder where as the body attacks itself. This doctor at the time told me that the cause was unknown. He told me I needed to have a liver biopsy to see how much damage was caused to my liver. I told him no way. I figured if there was damage, I would find out about it soon enough without having a small piece of it sucked out my side. All my life I have had bouts off and on of diarrhea, stomach cramping and generally feeling badly. I was told I probably had colitis like my grandmother. When she died, she was 5'6" and 83 lbs. I haven't grown at all since I was 14.
In August, we moved into a new house. It had sat vacant since the previous owner passed away almost 8 months previous to our moving in. I drank the water for a little while before I realized I didn't really like the taste. (I was trying to keep from buying bottled water.) About 3 months ago, I started feeling badly again with stomach cramping and diarrhea, but this time I also had the feeling that I constantly had something in my throat. At times it felt like my throat was constricting so badly I thought I would choke. My weight one year ago was 118 lbs. One month ago, it was 109 lbs. Today, I am at 105 lbs. My chiropractor gave me some enzymes that seemed to help with the diarrhea. She told me that I should go ahead with the endoscopy that my gastro doctor stated I needed. I did that on 12/30/10. They found I had gastritis and they took a biopsy to have it tested. About 10 days later, the doctor's office called my to let me know that I tested positive for h. pylori. I started the antiobiotics immediately.
I am 4 days into my regimen. I don't feel badly except I have frequent black, tarry stools. I am like you in wonering whether the h. pylori could have been in the pipes. I hope you are feeling better and get some relief soon.