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Symptoms of Helicobacter pylori bacteria

Symptoms of Helicobacter pylori bacteria: Introduction

Typically, people with an infection of Helicobacter pylori bacteria do not experience symptoms until complications, such as gastritis and peptic ulcer develop.

When symptoms do occur, they can vary in nature and severity between individuals.

Symptoms of an infection of Helicobacter pylori bacteria, gastritis and peptic ulcer can include epigastric pain, and burning in the upper abdomen. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, and pain between the shoulder blades in the back. The pain of a peptic ulcer often begins about two hours after eating and also occurs at night. Eating more food or taking an antacid often decreases or relieves the pain.

An untreated peptic ulcer due to an infection of Helicobacter pylori can lead to development of a perforated peptic ulcer. This can result in internal hemorrhage. Symptoms of a perforated peptic ulcer include blood in the vomit (hematemesis) and black tarry stools (melana). A bleeding perforated peptic ulcer is a life-threatening condition and a medical emergency.

Bleeding from a peptic ulcer can result in anemia. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, weakness, and light-headedness. Severe bleeding (hemorrhage) can result in shock and death.

If a peptic ulcer gets deep enough to go through the stomach wall, stomach contents may spill into the abdominal cavity, resulting in a serious complication called peritonitis.

Peptic ulcers that have left scars can result in the develoment of a complication called pyloric stenosis. Symptoms of pyloric stenosis include projectile vomiting immediately after a meal.

Bloody stools, tarry black stools (melana), and vomiting blood can be symptoms of serious, even life-threatening diseases and conditions. These symptoms are a medical emergency that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting....more about Helicobacter pylori bacteria »

Symptoms of Helicobacter pylori bacteria

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Helicobacter pylori bacteria. This signs and symptoms information for Helicobacter pylori bacteria has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Helicobacter pylori bacteria signs or Helicobacter pylori bacteria symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Helicobacter pylori bacteria may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Helicobacter pylori bacteria symptoms.

 

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