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I can't think of any advantages of having helicobacter infection, while the only disadvantages of treatment are those associated with any antibiotic use.

Here's a decent summary of the practical aspects written as information aimed at patients, which I hope is useful if that is what Phil has got: https://www.wsh.nhs.uk/CMS-Documents...ter-Pylori.pdf
Thank you Mark, that was easy to read with no jargon or anything scary. A useful document.
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I should add, there is no welfare state in Kenya
We had a young female Kenyan student lodger some years ago. She use to refer to Kenya as 'Boys' Town' because of the corruption.

The Kenyan High Commission used to delay sending her cheques for months, I guess because they were collecting the interest they generated in a bank account. I was incensed and phoned them and was told that 'We're men of the World' and that he had the cheque in front of him for signing! I told him that student like her were the future of Kenya and should be supported.

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An interesting way of putting it!

Patient information is not always all there is. More from the NHS:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4291894/

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Itís always interesting to read the research on H. pylori. Thank you Harold for taking the time to seek it out and post it up.
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The endoscopy camera was most likely an Olympus product so you can show the movie on the forum.

Remember if we do not see it it is false news..

Get well
Hahahaha Derek, for making me smile and chuckle. Unfortunately I was sparked out when the camera went down and I missed the show
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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Hey, Phil, that meal looks scrumptious! Hope you're able to enjoy it.

Obviously this isn't the place to discuss medicine & microbiology in any depth, but I will just say the journal Harold quoted is one which publishes speculative articles for discussion, and that is the intention of that article on any possible symbiosis between H pylori and the human stomach.

Apart from the unpleasant side-effect that Phil has perhaps suffered already, there are a variety of rare but even more unpleasant possible outcomes as well (which the author of that paper has also published on, but doesn't mention in that paper).

Anyway, I'm not going to add any more, but I give Phil my very best wishes and recommend he speaks to his own doctors and nurses for all health-related information: they know his case, which we here do not, plus the various management options available locally.
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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Just so you all know...

An endoscopy at both ends is commonly known as a choke and poke!

Originally an Australian term I think!
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Hey, Phil, that meal looks scrumptious! Hope you're able to enjoy it.

Obviously this isn't the place to discuss medicine & microbiology in any depth, but I will just say the journal Harold quoted is one which publishes speculative articles for discussion, and that is the intention of that article on any possible symbiosis between H pylori and the human stomach.

Apart from the unpleasant side-effect that Phil has perhaps suffered already, there are a variety of rare but even more unpleasant possible outcomes as well (which the author of that paper has also published on, but doesn't mention in that paper).

Anyway, I'm not going to add any more, but I give Phil my very best wishes and recommend he speaks to his own doctors and nurses for all health-related information: they know his case, which we here do not, plus the various management options available locally.
Thank you Mark for your good wishes. Over the years I decided not to research my symptoms or ailments because itís easy to get misdirected or scared by what is available online. Not everyone will agree with my approach. On my car forum today, one of the discussions was about statins. I kept out of it.

Itís been encouraging to hear from fellow members about their experiences and how they got on. Thanks folks and thank you Mark for your comments.
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Having just undergone the same procedure in the last 48 hrs, I can sympathise. I had a few samples taken and was shown the photo's straight away by the senior nurse / photographer. Any tissue results need to be clarified by the surgeon in charge. Fingers crossed all goes well and, as others have said, here's to a speedy recovery with hopefully no further procedures being required.

As things go, I'm well ahead of you as this last one, deep throat was my third ... each one a different orifice. I checked, it was an Olympus camera.
Hi Wally, how are you doing? Thank you for your kind thoughts. I didnít know Olympus provided the cameras for these special tests. I have learned something new. I hope everything works out for you, positive thoughts.
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Get well soon Phil! Stomach ulcers used to be quite commonly in the news at one time but it's quite a while since I saw a reference to them.

A friend of mine had an endoscopy a couple of years ago, they wanted to go down his throat and up his back side. He asked if they would kindly do the throat first .
Thank you Richard for writing and I must say, I rather like your friends preferences. I am not sure why I said that
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We had a young female Kenyan student lodger some years ago. She use to refer to Kenya as 'Boys' Town' because of the corruption.

The Kenyan High Commission used to delay sending her cheques for months, I guess because they were collecting the interest they generated in a bank account. I was incensed and phoned them and was told that 'We're men of the World' and that he had the cheque in front of him for signing! I told him that student like her were the future of Kenya and should be supported.

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Shocking! How fortunate for the young lady you were there Jim to make the call and to make the stand, I commend your actions unreservedly. I am not sure what the answer is to corruption and bribery.
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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Hope things have settled down and you are on the mend.
Been there once they got me sorted life was much better.
Last time I had a scope test my doctor kindly moved the screen to give me a good view as the camera went up. Bit of a waste as I was heavily sedated ( at my insistence) throughout.

Wally you take care also.

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David Sedaris did a hilarious monologue about when he had a colonoscopy, called 'The Happy Place'. It's well worth searching for.

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Just so you all know...

An endoscopy at both ends is commonly known as a choke and poke!

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The last thing you need is a focus stacking enthusiast on the camera!

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Looking for a good recovery from you Phil. Is that a thumbs up in the first post?
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Hope things have settled down and you are on the mend.
Been there once they got me sorted life was much better.
Last time I had a scope test my doctor kindly moved the screen to give me a good view as the camera went up. Bit of a waste as I was heavily sedated ( at my insistence) throughout.

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Thank you Ed, it’s reassuring to know that life got better for you. The docs let me home for the weekend. I am going back in on Monday for blood tests. On Tuesday its the biopsy results and the bloods will be ready, to see if I am fit enough for the Colonoscopy on Wednesday. Today, I have been out walking and keeping active. Eating and drinking is still painful, no single malt tonight, but it’s great to be home.
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