Patient Comments: Helicobacter Pylori - Diagnosis

How was the diagnosis of your helicobacter pylori established?

Published: July 30

I just took a blood test for this. I never heard of it until yesterday. I was originally on medicine for indigestion. Last week this indigestion got bad to the point nothing helped anymore. So my doctor did a blood test yesterday. I've been excessively burping, feeling like I have indigestion, severe headaches, sometimes some pain or discomfort in my chest, and pain in my stomach usually after eating. After I eat I burp a few times then vomit a tiny bit. I don't know if I have it yet, but I just read that it's contagious. So my husband and kids probably have it as well. Does anyone know if it is contagious or how it's passed?

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Comment from: Jones, 35-44 (Patient) Published: March 19

My son was diagnosed with helicobacter pylori, so his doctor suggested our entire family be tested. I also tested positive for H. pylori and also am taking the 3 antibiotics.

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Comment from: Jellybean, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

I have just been diagnosed today and the last year and a half whenever I drink alcohol the next day I am violently ill. I am vomiting uncontrollably with hot flushes and headaches.

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Comment from: jamie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I was diagnosed with helicobacter pylori from my yearly blood work, I had no symptoms. I am currently on medication.

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Comment from: helen, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 20

For few mornings, I was waking up with stomachache, which lasted for few minutes. The pain felt like stomach spasms/contractions. During the day, I also felt pain and only reduced with drinking herbal tea or eating something light. I visited my doctor, and she gave me the breath test, which was positive for h. pylori.

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Comment from: julie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

Ive had pain for a long time it been almost a year.. Ive gone to the e.r. 12 times already becouse of the paine and my cheast hurting and beating really fast had test done and no one could tell me what was wronge and there was a couple of time the said nothing like it in my head no no I know that there was something wronge with me I went to my the reg. dr.I told her that there something needs to be done im over 30 but still younger and there is no need for me to be feeling like this and she said that he was going to do some blood work and ultra sound.. well just found out today that ultra sound came out good but my blood work didnt came out pos. for h pylori have dr. app. tomorrow to get the meds that i need to be on im a little scared but i hope that they can cure his so I can feel good again..

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

H.Pylori was found by blood test after I presented with ulcer type symptoms. It was confirmed by endoscopic biopsy and I started on eradication therapy.

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Comment from: cwgrlk8, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 02

I had severe pain in the left upper quadrant of my abdomen for more than seven months, which warranted multiple doctor visits and several visits to the emergency room. Finally, I had a colonoscopy and an endoscopic examination. There was wide evidence of a severe H. Pyloric infection. It appeared as white patches.

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Comment from: RosaD, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 02

I was suffering off and on for several years with stomach pains. Then it got worse, and I couldn't eat anything at all, and even drinking fluids was getting to be a problem. Every time I went to a doctor or emergency room, they would say I have a gall bladder problem, give me some pills and send me on my way. Tired of all that and not getting better, I went to a clinic run by a nurse practitioner. I described all my symptoms to her and she said she thought she knew what it was. She drew a blood sample from me and told me when to come back. Imagine my surprise when she said it was H. Pylori. I have never even heard of that before. But I was happy that finally someone knew what was wrong with me. She prescribed the treatment for me and I can tell you that within three days of starting treatment, I felt 100% better. I finished the full course of medicine and have never been bothered by it again. My adult son is in the hospital with stomach pains, and I told him to get checked for the bacteria because he exhibits all the same symptoms that I had.

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