Stomach cancer and h.pylori

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Stomach cancer and h.pylori

by Melbourneaussie on Mon Jun 10, 2019 09:01 PM

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My husband was tested positive for h.pylori " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">h.pylori early 2018 and treated with one round of anti-biotics. No follow up given but early 2019 learnt he has stage 3 stomach cancer. Has undergone one round of chemo treatment with no real impact so has now started on a new concoction of chemo. He is really struggling with pain, diarrhea, bloating, loss of weight and extreme tiredness. No improvement after 5 days of hydration and potassium fluids. Tests last week show he is still positive for h.pylori " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">h.pylori . Has anyone had any experience with this infection during chemo treatment to know if can hamper one’s progress or cause extreme burning and pain that he has. It has been 12 days since last chemo session and he is still totally out of it.

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by Lindajoanna on Thu Jun 13, 2019 03:18 PM

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I've had hpylori twice. Both times I did a 10 day round of specific antibiotics to eradicate it. A few weeks after, I always was checked to see if it's gone. Once was a stool test, another was a balloon test. Hpylori is the only bacteria that thrives in acid of which our stomach is loaded with. It can become resistant to some drugs. It can cause stomach cancer if left untreated. The dr should have followed up with him. Idk if it can cause problems during chemo. Ask that he be tested again through a stool test to see if it's present. Sorry it developed into this. The dr was definitely negligent.

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by Melbourneaussie on Sun Jun 23, 2019 06:28 PM

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Thanks for your reply. My husband is now in the middle of antibiotics treatment and the burning and stabbing inside his stomach seems to be diminishing. The sad part about all this is that he was first tested positive for h.pylori back in 2017 May and no anti biotic treatmeent given. Perhaps if this had been done, my husband’s cancer would it be so advanced. He put his trust, as always, in his doctor.

RE: Stomach cancer and h.pylori

by Lindajoanna on Sun Jun 23, 2019 06:38 PM

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Glad to hear he's finally getting some relief. I know hpylori all too well unfortunately. The dr was definitely amiss in not doing a follow-up. An infectious specialist dr is the best dr to treat hpylori after it is found by a gastro. You're right, he might not have what he has if it were eradicated earlier. Of course, you'll never know. No use plying the shudda cudda wudda game. Hope he has a good remission.
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