HG & H. pylori?

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HG & H. pylori?

Postby Fern » Apr 06, 2010 4:39 pm

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?
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Postby MichellevsHG » Apr 06, 2010 9:28 pm

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.
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Postby kaydee » Apr 07, 2010 5:58 pm

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
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Postby nicolelang » Apr 08, 2010 10:04 am

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....
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Re: HG & H. pylori?

Postby witch_baby » May 01, 2013 10:51 am

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.
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