Helicobacter Pylori Infections

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Last Updated: 03 May 2022

Helicobacter pylori is a type of germs that causes infection in the stomach. It is the main reason for peptic abscess, and it can additionally cause gastritis and stomach cancer. About 30 to 40% of people in the United States get an H. pylori infection. H. pylori usually does not cause symptoms. Scientists aren't sure exactly how H. pylori spreads. A peptic abscess causes a dull or burning pain in your stomach, particularly when you have an empty stomach. Your wellness treatment provider will examine to see whether you have H. pylori if you have the symptoms of a peptic abscess. There is no vaccine for H. pylori. Since H. pylori might spread through unclean food and water, you could be able to avoid it if you: Wash your hands after using the restroom and before consuming; Eat effectively prepared food; Drink water from a clean, risk-free source.

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