PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What can I expect after H. pylori infection?

ANSWER

Most ulcers caused by H. pylori will heal after a few weeks of treatment. If you’ve had one, you should avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain because these drugs can damage your stomach lining. If you need pain medicine, ask your doctor to recommend some.

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Peptic Ulcer Disease and H. Pylori.”

National Cancer Institute: “Helicobacter pylori and Cancer.”

KidsHealth: “Infections: Helicobacter Pylori.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “The Burden of Digestive Diseases: Peptic Ulcer Disease.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Peptic Ulcer Disease.”

UpToDate. “Helicobacter pylori infection and treatment.”

American Cancer Society: “How is stomach cancer diagnosed?” “How is stomach cancer treated?” and “Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Peptic Ulcer Disease and H. Pylori.”

National Cancer Institute: “Helicobacter pylori and Cancer.”

KidsHealth: “Infections: Helicobacter Pylori.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “The Burden of Digestive Diseases: Peptic Ulcer Disease.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Peptic Ulcer Disease.”

UpToDate. “Helicobacter pylori infection and treatment.”

American Cancer Society: “How is stomach cancer diagnosed?” “How is stomach cancer treated?” and “Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

Where can I find information or support for H. pylori infection?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.