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What are the symptoms of H. pylori infections?

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H. pylori infections don't always cause symptoms. In fact, you may not feel sick at all. In some people, though, the infection may cause:

  • Pain or burning in your gut
  • Stomach pain that's worse if you haven't eaten
  • No appetite
  • Nausea
  • Burping a lot
  • Bloating or gas
  • Unusual weight loss

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Helicobacter Pylori and Stomach Cancer."

Mayo Clinic: "H. pylori  infection."

University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

National Cancer Institute: "Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer."

CDC: "Helicobacter pylori."

KidsHealth.org: "Helicobacter pylori."

American Cancer Society: "Bacteria That Can Lead to Cancer."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 24, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Helicobacter Pylori and Stomach Cancer."

Mayo Clinic: "H. pylori  infection."

University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

National Cancer Institute: "Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer."

CDC: "Helicobacter pylori."

KidsHealth.org: "Helicobacter pylori."

American Cancer Society: "Bacteria That Can Lead to Cancer."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 24, 2019

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