H. pylori

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What is H. pylori?

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that causes Helicobacter-associated disease including gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastric adenocarcinoma, and low-grade gastric lymphoma.

Common symptoms reported by people with H. pylori

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with H. pylori

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
H. pylori (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
H. pylori (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
H. pylori (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
H. pylori (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
H. pylori (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prevpac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
H. pylori (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
H. pylori (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Aciphex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
H. pylori (2)

Data from patients with H. pylori, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with H. pylori

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
H. pylori (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for H. pylori (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea stomach pain
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
H. pylori (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Perceived effectiveness
for H. pylori (6 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea abdominal cramps 6 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
H. pylori (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for H. pylori (6 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain abdominal cramps 13 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
H. pylori (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
chronic diarrhea drowsiness 5 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
H. pylori (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prevpac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
H. pylori (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
H. pylori (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Aciphex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
H. pylori (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with H. pylori, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has H. pylori on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 22
30s 32
40s 33
50s 42
60s 16
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 19
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 40
Female 119

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 79
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from H. pylori patients who have completed their condition history
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