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HG & H. pylori?

PostPosted: Apr 06, 2010 4:39 pm
by Fern
Has anyone heard of a connection between the two? I just heard from a naturopathic doctor who is a friend of mine that he's seen some research that having H. pylori (the bacteria implicated in stomach ulcers, among other things) can have some impact on HG. I don't know if it predisposes, worsens, or what. Anyone else hear of this?

PostPosted: Apr 06, 2010 9:28 pm
by MichellevsHG
I have heard that, in fact I'm pretty certain one of the emails from Kimber when I was pg with Maddie is where she suggested I get tested. It can make HG worse or mask the symptoms since they are similar.

I did get tested for h.pylori back in August 2008 when I had an endoscope done (that's where the GI found the hiatus hernia-from HG and the severe GERD :( ) He took a biopsy of my stomach to get tested and it came back negative. I believe there is a less invasive test that takes a breath sample :?: but I don't know anything about it.

I strongly suggest getting tested for it, especially if you're still not feeling well after delivery.

PostPosted: Apr 07, 2010 5:58 pm
by kaydee
I heard that from the motherisk counselor.I tested positive for it.I tried to take the antibiotics for it but couldn't I was so sick and they made me even worse.I was sick until a week after delivery.I took the treatment and felt better-not sure if it was because H. Pylori was treated or not.

I am going to get a breath test before my next pregnancy to make sure it was eradicated,as suggested by motherisk.Once you get a positive blood test it will remain positive as the test is for antibodies.To find out if you still have it after treatment you need a breath test.

Check out this list

http://www.motherisk.org/women/forum_qu ... ms_id=1127

PostPosted: Apr 08, 2010 10:04 am
by nicolelang
I had the h pylori infection before my pregnancy which we treated with antibiotics, I never got retested to see if it went away but my Dr just had me do a stool sample to see if I still have it. Because I findit weird I'm this sick with thisone and notmy first one...but we will see....

Re: HG & H. pylori?

PostPosted: May 01, 2013 10:51 am
by witch_baby
I don't have it and was tested before I was pregnant. The doctors thought i had gastritis but it turns out I just have an intolerance to eggs (causes IBS like symptoms) and shouldn't eat them. I have had HG twice, I am now going through it the second time.