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Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) (cont.)

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Symptoms

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The majority of people who are infected with H. pylori are symptom and disease free.

For those who do have symptoms, gastritis and ulcers are the results of an H. pylori infection. These illnesses are characterized by:

Abdominal pain is usually described as a burning sensation in the central upper abdomen below the ribs. It may be associated with bloating, burping, and loss of appetite. Often the symptoms occur after eating, and many times patients waken in the early morning hours with abdominal pain.

If there is enough inflammation, bleeding is possible from the stomach lining or from an ulcer, a small crater-like area in which the inflammation has caused the protective lining of the stomach to wear away. Symptoms of bleeding include vomiting blood and passing black, tarry stools. The black stools are a result of blood that has been metabolized and partially digested.

Note: that iron and bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol, Pink Bismuth) will also turn the stools black.

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In 1983, Warren (a biologist) and Marshall (a clinician) described Helicobacter pylori (HP).

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