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Is this a normal recovery for H Pylori?

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Is this a normal recovery for H Pylori?

Post by uzham » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:07 pm

I was diagnosed and treated for H. Pylori about 2 months ago. The breath test has since revealed that my H. Pylori has been eradicated. However, I still feel sick. My primary symptoms are bloating, gas, and irregular and incomplete bowel movements (which make the other two symptoms worse). The positive thing is that I don't get any heartburn anymore.

So are these symptoms a part of my recovery? Or is this something I should get additional help for? My GI has been very dismissive. But I would like to be reassured that this is something I should expect as I recover.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Is this a normal recovery for H Pylori?

Post by Helico_expert » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:00 pm

if you read through this forum, you'll find some members took months or years to recover back to normal. However, I think it's good that you know you are free of H. pylori now. At least you know it will slowly recover. Meanwhile, you may want to try some probiotics or mint tea to slowly calm your stomach.

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Re: Is this a normal recovery for H Pylori?

Post by uzham » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:32 am

Helico_expert wrote:if you read through this forum, you'll find some members took months or years to recover back to normal. However, I think it's good that you know you are free of H. pylori now. At least you know it will slowly recover. Meanwhile, you may want to try some probiotics or mint tea to slowly calm your stomach.
Helico_expert: I have scanned the forum and it seems that most people face acid reflux type issues during their recovery. I want to know if it is common to have bloating, gas, and some irregular bowel movements during recovery? Thanks.

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Re: Is this a normal recovery for H Pylori?

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:48 am

during recovery, you may experience all sort of gastric discomfort. what you are experiencing is probably due to the imbalance of guts flora. if the BM is too frequent or severe (eg. blood), you'll need to see doctor to examine if you got C. diff infection. Otherwise, try probiotics or mint tea to balance the guts flora.

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Re: Is this a normal recovery for H Pylori?

Post by uzham » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:29 am

Helico_expert wrote:during recovery, you may experience all sort of gastric discomfort. what you are experiencing is probably due to the imbalance of guts flora. if the BM is too frequent or severe (eg. blood), you'll need to see doctor to examine if you got C. diff infection. Otherwise, try probiotics or mint tea to balance the guts flora.
Helico_expert: I'm mostly suffering from incomplete bowel evacuation.

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Re: Is this a normal recovery for H Pylori?

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:52 am

There is no specific guide how to improve bowel movement. Perhaps you can try some probiotics to see if that will help your recovery.

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Re: Is this a normal recovery for H Pylori?

Post by uzham » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:08 pm

Helico_expert wrote:There is no specific guide how to improve bowel movement. Perhaps you can try some probiotics to see if that will help your recovery.
Thanks so much for your time, Helico_expert. Are there any empirical studies on which probiotics actually work? It seems there are so many out there to choose from.

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Re: Is this a normal recovery for H Pylori?

Post by Helico_expert » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:53 pm

Yup, there are so many out there, it's really hard to tell which one actually work. Since there is no harm trying, you'll just have to try a few trust worthy brands.

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