H Pylori Bacteria

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Hope I spelt that right! Everything I read said you can have this without being aware of it. I was tested for it with a stool test nearly a year ago when I started to have problems. But is it possible I have acquired it since then or the stool test did not pick it up? I ask because since the treatment for it I feel beter and my tongue, which had been coated while for years is totally smooth and coat free and pink again now.

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    Yes, I've also heard that you can have it without having symptoms.  I was diagnosed with a bioposy during an endoscopy and then had a stool test following treatment to see it had cleared.  I have also been told that you can catch it again from such things as an infected toothbrush.
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      I suppose if you have it without symptoms you do not care? I have been taking the treatment you take for it over the past few days and have noticed that the furry yellow tongue I have had for years and years has gone. It is now a purplish tongue, which is normal when you take this medicine. Quite a feature really, quite pretty, just have to make sure that my clothes don't clash with it.
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      Don't use other people tooth brushes:-) You can get it from kissin' as well.

      A large percentage of the population carry the bug but it does not cause symptoms in all.

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    No, I think you should care whether you have symptoms or not as it can be a precursor to other illnesses.  It's horrible to have symptoms but I suppose the biggest advantage (if you can call it that) is that you are aware of it and can try to do something about it.
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      I was getting better and then got much worse as soon as had some biotics. I dont use other peoples tooth brushes and had been told a year ago I did not have this bacteria.
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