H. Pylori causing bowel/stool changes?

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Hello everyone. 2 months ago I had food poisoning with just acute diarrhea. After that I have developed heartburn, aching stomach pain, acidity in stomach ( I had an EGD done yesterday and biopsy to check for H.pylori). Also, I have noticed a change in my bowel movements and stool form. I don't have constipation per se, but I sometimes notice mucus on toilet paper. Never blood, never vomiting. Can h/pylori be somehow connected to stool changes? Thank you

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    I have actually gone to my Dr. because of sore stomach, loose bowels, sometimes watery, intense urges, no vomiting though. She had me do a stool sample test and we're still waiting for the results. While driving yesterday I remembered that I had had food poisoning back in August and I began to wonder if my symptoms were related. I'm anxious to hear what gets said about this...

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    Sometimes h pylori can cause diarrhoea or black or tarry stools. However, you may have IBS which can be triggered by food poisoning if nothing, including H pylori shows up. IBS can cause all the symptoms you describe. Has your doctor considered IBS?

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    For me h-pylori used to cause a lot of discomfort and pain in bowel movements and strange feeling at the anal opening.. sort of burning and discomfort. But diaorrohea was very less. Most of the time stools color, shape and size used to be ok. No mucus.

    You should get a breath test or endoscopy done to know. Symptoms can be different for different people depending upon food habits.

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