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Hi @trellg132 here's an article from Mayo Clinic on health bacteria for your gut that I thought you would find interesting: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/for-healthy-gut-feed-good-bugs/art-20322495
Are you experiencing symptoms involving your stomach at this time?
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Levels of h.poly or something like that
As @patts said in her post, I think the term for the bacteria is H Pylori. It is a bacteria found in the stomach. Here is a link from the Mayo Clinic website that describes this bacteria, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/h-pylori/symptoms-causes/syc-20356171
Here is a copy of the first two sections of this article. If you click on the link above you can read the entire article.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection occurs when a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infects your stomach. This usually happens during childhood. A common cause of peptic ulcers, H. pylori infection may be present in more than half the people in the world.
Most people don't realize they have H. pylori infection, because they never get sick from it. If you develop signs and symptoms of a peptic ulcer, your doctor will probably test you for H. pylori infection. If you have H. pylori infection, it can be treated with antibiotics.
Most people with H. pylori infection will never have any signs or symptoms. It's not clear why this is, but some people may be born with more resistance to the harmful effects of H. pylori.
When signs or symptoms do occur with H. pylori infection, they may include:
An ache or burning pain in your abdomen
Abdominal pain that's worse when your stomach is empty
Loss of appetite
Unintentional weight loss
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice any persistent signs and symptoms that worry you. Seek immediate medical help if you experience:
Severe or persistent abdominal pain
Bloody or black tarry stools
Bloody or black vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
@trellg132 If you are comfortable sharing more, have you had any of these symptoms listed above? Has your doctor suggested a treatment?
Abdomen ache going to pick up meds as soon as I can afford them friday
I had H pylori and they found it when I had a ulcer in my small intestine repaired. I took antibiotics and it went away. Not a big deal.
I hope that the meds provide some relief. What type of antibiotic is it?
I appreciate your adding your experiences to this discussion, @riflemanz64. How long did it take to get relief?
I’m tagging @faithful55 @travelgirl @mrsrlp @destructiveforc @lisa1030 as they’ve written about H. pylori, and might be able to provide more information.
Antibiotic was Clarithromycin 1 tab 2x a day for 14 days.
Amoxicillin 500mg 2 caps twice a day x 14 days
I was free of the H pylori in one month.
Not sure going to get them today
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