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Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

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Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by curiousgeorge007 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:08 am

Received blood tests and tested positive for H Pylori. Looking back at previous testing, I've had this since 2012, probably dates back even further.
History of acid reflux, depression, and asthma.

June 13 started triple therapy, clarithromycin, metronidazole, amoxicillin, and 40mg omeprazole for 14 days. The first 2 weeks after treatment I felt much better. Then the last two weeks I started to get severe abdominal distension, I decided to get re-tested for H Pylori via Stool test July 27th, which was about 4 weeks post-treatment. Came back NEGATIVE.

I went to the ER, were the conducted an xray and said it was probably gastritis, take 40mg of PPI + H2 Blocker.

My questions are this: Could this be an ulcer, or something more serious? If it were an ulcer, isn't the treatment the same? Plus antibiotics again?

I've been taking this PPI cocktail for a few days now with a small improvement in abdominal distension, still comes and goes. How long do these things take to subside? Inflammation and what - not? Is there a chance my stool test could've been inaccurate and I still have H Pylori?

I have an appt with my PCP to see a GI next week though. I feel like it is more of an ulcer than just gastritis.

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Re: Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by Helico_expert » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:21 pm

Stool test is a good test. However, if you are till in doubt, you can get a breath test done. But most likely you are negative of H. pylori now.

If you have ulcer, it would have healed after eradication of H. pylori. Almost 50% of ulcers is because of H. pylori. Another 50% of stomach ulcers is because of NSAIDs. are you taking any pain killers? such as ibuprofen, aspirin, voltaren. etc?

If you are free of H. pylori, and experiencing reflux symptoms, you'll have to take H2 blocker or PPI, whichever you find effective to you.

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Re: Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by curiousgeorge007 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:00 am

Kiaser doesn't offer breath test unfortunately.

I used to take nsaid, but never abused them. Since discovery of harm, I quit permanently.. no alcohol, plain diet

So if it isn't an ulcer, could it be gastritis? How long, on average does that take to heal?

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Re: Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:52 am

the recovery is subjective. it depends how much damage is done. You'll need an endoscopy to get better understanding of the damage.

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Re: Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by Sapna » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:24 pm

Hi I got diagnosed with h. pylori 2 weeks ago and my doctor gave me antibiotics treatment for 1 week. While on antibiotics I lost 2 kgs and I used to have pain most of time but it was quite better.

4 days back I completed my course but still I feel little bit pain sometimes in left side top of my stomach and I feel full and at times I have constipation.when I consulted my doctor and asked her to take test again she said that she can't check before 6 month and in between if I feel pain I should take omeprazol for 1 month...I am really scared Don't know what to do..am I free of these bugs..please suggest.what to eat and how to recover.

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Re: Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by Sapna » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:58 pm

I feel pain in my uper abdomen in left side and little bit of anxiety sometimes and this pain comes and goes away and I don't feel that good from inside..my doctor wrote me Omeprazole and told me that if I feel something then I should it for 1 month but I haven't started it eating as I am not sure I should eat or not as my doctor was not responding me properly I guess and that's scaring me more..so please suggest what to do.

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Re: Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:14 pm

You can try if omeprazole solve your problem. if you have ulcer, it'll take about a month to heal.

try to be positive and make sure you get re test done. you have access to stool or breath test? you dont need to wait 6 months for the re test.

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Re: Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by Sapna » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:18 pm

I had stool test and blood test in which I got diagnosed..so I am wondering if I would have ulcers it would have came in my reports and doctor even didn't told me anything and I don't know how to get tested she is not ready to test me again.

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Re: Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:25 pm

only endoscopy can tell if you have an ulcer. However, with or without cancer, the treatment is the same. Which is a month of PPI.

Nevertheless, if you had never had endoscopy before and you are over 50 yrs old, it is better to have one done.

Tips: blood test cannot be used to test for HP eradication. You'll need to repeat the stool test. It is important to to stop PPI for at least month before stool test.

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Re: Post-Treatment - Gastritis, Ulcer?

Post by Sapna » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:29 pm

I am just 30 year old and do you think I should start taking Omeprazole fron tomorrow and wait for 1 month or should I wait for couple of days to see weather this pain is still there or its gone

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