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The esults of the biopsy during the scope last Friday showed there are a few h. pylori critters nesting in my stomach (“several” specifically). ☹️ I have not had any GI symptoms other than some minor increased gas in the last several weeks and there were no ulcers found.

I would love to know your experience if you had the same happen to you. My Gastro ordered the 3 usual meds - amoxicillin, claritbromycin, and Protonix (although I do not yet know how many days it’s for, it could be 7, 10, or 14).

1. How many days were you prescribed the medications?

2. Did they get rid of the bacteria?

3. Did you feel rotten or was it not that big a deal?

4. How did your Bariatric surgeon react/or what did he/she say about it?

5. Did it delay your surgery? Were you required to retest?

i would so appreciate any info you can offer. I have been busting my butt to get everything done as fast as I could because some travel pre-paid may put me in a surgical squeeze play! But now I am worried this bacteria will slow me down ( I was told that they could fast track me once I got 3 dietician visits (weight loss) completed, the scope / biopsy done, and the psych evaluation (the last two are now complete).

THANKS 🤗

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I had h pylori during testing. I had 2 meds that I took for 10 days. Didnt seem like a big deal to anyone. I didnt feel rotten but experienced months of dirrarhea after though.

I'm assuming the bacteria is gone but they never retested for it.

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36 minutes ago, Xx1jpt5xx said:

I had h pylori during testing. I had 2 meds that I took for 10 days. Didnt seem like a big deal to anyone. I didnt feel rotten but experienced months of dirrarhea after though.

I'm assuming the bacteria is gone but they never retested for it.

Thanks for sharing! We are due to travel during that time for me so I am worried it will ruin the event for me! 😕

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I tested positive on the breath test for h. pylori. I was prescribed PANTOPRAZOLE 40 MG, AMOXICILLIN 500 MG, and CLARITHROMYCIN 500 MG for 14 days. My program staff were very laid back about it. I did have to retest by stool sample following my medication, and that test was negative.

I did not have any problems or symptoms connected to h. pylori or the medications.

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6 hours ago, orange_lily said:

I tested positive on the breath test for h. pylori. I was prescribed PANTOPRAZOLE 40 MG, AMOXICILLIN 500 MG, and CLARITHROMYCIN 500 MG for 14 days. My program staff were very laid back about it. I did have to retest by stool sample following my medication, and that test was negative.

I did not have any problems or symptoms connected to h. pylori or the medications.

Angers crossed that I have the same path if you did! Fingers crossed that I have the same result tat you did! Thank you 😀

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I tested positive after surgery (removed stomach was tested) in Mid March, bariatric surgeon wanted me to wait a little while before starting treatment. I started today - seven days (twice a day am and pm) of 2 x amoxil 500mg, 1 nexium 20mg and 1 x klacid 500mg.

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