August 29, 2016

H. pylori (Helicobacter Pylori ) Infection

H. pylori (Helicobacter Pylori ) Infection

What are the symptoms of H. pylori infections?

Most individuals infected with H. pylori have few or no symptoms. Some may experience a few symptoms from mild gastritis episodes, for example,

  • minor belching,
  • bloating,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting, and
  • abdominal discomfort.

Often, these symptoms simply go away. However, those individuals who have more serious infection experience signs and symptoms of stomach and duodenal ulcers or severe gastritis which include:

  • Abdominal pain and/or discomfort that usually does not wax and wane
  • Nausea and vomiting sometimes with blood that is red or the color is like coffee grounds like vomitus
  • Dark or tar-like stools (black color of feces due to bleeding ulcers)
  • Fatigue
  • Low red blood cell count due to bleeding
  • Full feeling after consuming a small amount of food
  • Decreased appetite that is more constant

Other symptoms may include:

If a person has symptoms of black, tarry stools and fatigue they should immediate seek medical help or go to an emergency department to be evaluated for intestinal bleeding.

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Reviewed on 6/28/2016
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