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Where you contract the h pylori and how to avoid it

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Mark

Toronto, Canada

#1 May 23, 2008
I'm pretty sure where I got this annoying bug.
I'm sorry to write about this unpleasant stuff, but I thought this may help some people to avoid it. Basically when you have to go to a public toilet for a number two there is always some water inside the toilet which is full of bacteria (because someone who has it went there before).
When you do your number two, there will be always small splash of water that may get into your bottom (sorry for details) and after this the bacteria simply travels up the intestine. This is I'm pretty sure how I got the h pylori the first time (symptoms started 3-4 days after the incident).
This was few years back, I got rid of it with triple antibiotics (got the test done after). Recently I had a similar incident and three days later I got all the symptoms - urghh! So try to avoid public toilets. Sorry for details.
Where do you think you contracted the bug?

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Sandra

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Jun 11, 2008
Ate "spoiled" fresh pineapple at home. It burned my tongue something aweful! Put tongue under faucet, rinsed mouth with milk...burning wouldn't stop for quite awhile. Emergi Center visit because my tongue turned purple, swelled up some as well as the little nodles on my tongue. This started an anxiety attack. Few days later from watery bm to constipation, stomach gurgling, throat spasms, chest pain & burning, lots of anxiety, afraid to eat, and weight loss..I still haven't gained weight. Chewing the DGL licorice tablets, probiotic, lots of water, zinc, drinking ClorOxygen first thing in the morning to alkaline the stomach, then a health shake w/ fresh oregano, spearmint leaves, org yogurt, org straw, dash of cinnamon, Vit C, Calcium/Mag capsule opened & put in shake, 1/2 cup spring water.
Simon

Murrumbeena, Australia

#3 Dec 1, 2008
I may have got it from eating at a buffett
or acidently drinking some water from a spa.

Im never eating from a buffett or having a spa again.
Ana

Moorestown, NJ

#4 Dec 2, 2008
Usually H. Pylori comes from contaminated water or foods. I have no idea where I got mine, as my doctor told me I probably had the infection for many years. I never had symptoms, this was diagnosed because I had a lot of heartburn while I was pregnant for my first baby and they had to do an endoscopy, and that's how they found out I had H. Pylori...
Simon

Murrumbeena, Australia

#5 Dec 3, 2008
Actually I had the symtoms before the holiday in which I ate at teh buffet and had the spa.

I work in the disability industry and alot of the boys are very dirty and from memory I know of one client who gets stomach problems all the time,
I beleive I may have gotten it from him.
Rajiv

Toledo, OH

#6 Jan 9, 2009
Is it possible that you get H Pylori from toilet splash? I always have toilet splash. I don't know how to get rid of it.
sarah

Irvine, CA

#7 Jan 11, 2009
RE: Toilet splash comments---the simple way to avoid that unpleasant, unhealthy situation is to put some toilet paper into the toilet before you go. Voila! No more splashes.
rbetty

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jan 15, 2009
I'm not at all sure where I picked this up from. I just found out yesterday that I had it. I had never even heard of it before (and I'm no spring chicken). Unlike a lot of people that blame unsanitary conditions for this infection, I am obsessive about cleanliness. My house is spotless, I wash my hands almost compulsively, and not only carry and use hand sanitizers continuously, but insist that my family members do also. I never, never sit on public toilets!! In fact, there's only a chosen few in my family whose toilet I would sit on. I carry the Lysol wipes just in case I'm out and have to do #2.
Even after I wipe the seat thoroughly, I still top it off by putting toilet set covers or paper towel down also. People laugh at my compulsions, but there's just too many things floating around out there. So, I don't know how I got it. I just know that if there's such thing as being more careful, I'm all over it.
T Davis

Midvale, UT

#9 Feb 19, 2009
I just learned that i have HP and i really don't know how or where i got it. I was wondering if there was a way this could find out if someone could let me know. I know i ate at a Ponderosa one day last fall and the eating conditions were bad the food wasn't kept like it should of been and i think right after that i got sick and was getting pains in my stomach. I have never heard of this before last week when my doctor told me i had it. Do the antibiotics take care of it or what else can i do to get rid of it?
nancy

Stamford, CT

#10 Feb 20, 2009
alot of people kill me. if you type in h.pylor in google. duh it will even tell you where ti comes from. now for you so called "adults" grown folks...did it ever occur that you might have contracted this bacteria via sexual intercourse. you can contract h.pylori thru transmission of saliva. dentist have found the bacteria on plaque. people say "oh no i dont do public restrooms". but when was the last time you performed oral sex on a person. you know the anus is not far from a womans vagina. its reality folks.

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Mikeg

Burbank, CA

#11 Mar 14, 2009
I just finished the triple antibiotic treatment for hpylori. I am 55 years old plagued with stomach problems since childhood. I have not had a stomach pain since completing treatment I also love oral sex with my girlfriend be petrified of catching the virus again. Ithink I would give up the oral sex to be free of stomach problems. Unless you've had these problems you just don't know how good being healthy is. I am asking her to be tested for hpylori before having any more oral sex. Since it is so easy to catch how do we know one of us won't get reinfected and pass it on again. Anyone is subjectt to the many ways of catching this virus.

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Liz

Waverly, IA

#12 Jul 19, 2009
I researched that you could only get it orally (by mouth) not because of some toilet water splash!
H. pylori is contracted through oral infection. This means that it can be acquired through personal contact (such as kissing), through sharing common items (such as eating utensils or drinking cups), and through consumption of contaminated food items (such as water, meat, or vegetables). Of these routes of infection, person-to-person transmission is by far the most common. If you want to avoid H. pylori infection, good personal hygiene and safe food preparation methods are the best primary defense.
http://www.life-enhancement.com/article_templ...
j1badge

Saint Charles, MO

#13 Sep 26, 2009
Mikeg wrote:
I just finished the triple antibiotic treatment for hpylori. I am 55 years old plagued with stomach problems since childhood. I have not had a stomach pain since completing treatment I also love oral sex with my girlfriend be petrified of catching the virus again.
Ithink I would give up the oral sex to be free of stomach problems. Unless you've had these problems you just don't know how good being healthy is. I am asking her to be tested for hpylori before having any more oral sex. Since it is so easy to catch how do we know one of us won't get reinfected and pass it on again. Anyone is subjectt to the many ways of catching this virus.
I can relate to your concerns. I just read a number of articles regarding whether or not H Pylori can live in other mucosal tissues in the body. It seems that it can live in the urethra of both male and females. I seems that it can live in the mouth in plaque. It does not invade other mucosal membranes but can reside in the aforementioned areas once introduced. The numbers indicate that it is most often passed through fellatio (which would be almost a given if the male had anal sex prior to having oral sex). As I do not have anal sex I can only postulate that the male (or males) carry the fecal bacteria even after showering. I'm considering both H Pylori tests and washing him down with betadine! I am a heterosexual woman so that's not lucky for me.
j1badge

Saint Charles, MO

#14 Sep 26, 2009
H Pylori makes people miserable. If you google H Pylori you find this site, too which is a forum to help people research more and know what questions to ask. Having had this bacterium since 13, I'm grateful for all feedback and new knowledge of how to make the stomach alkaline to kill the burrowing infection.
Tamara

Darling Point, Australia

#15 Nov 13, 2009
im 14 years old and just found out that i have H pylori. i never sit on public toilets, always eat organic natural healthy foods, and obveously have never had sexual intercourse. can anyone explain that one??
Kat29

United States

#16 Dec 28, 2009
Mark wrote:
I'm pretty sure where I got this annoying bug.
I'm sorry to write about this unpleasant stuff, but I thought this may help some people to avoid it. Basically when you have to go to a public toilet for a number two there is always some water inside the toilet which is full of bacteria (because someone who has it went there before).
When you do your number two, there will be always small splash of water that may get into your bottom (sorry for details) and after this the bacteria simply travels up the intestine. This is I'm pretty sure how I got the h pylori the first time (symptoms started 3-4 days after the incident).
This was few years back, I got rid of it with triple antibiotics (got the test done after). Recently I had a similar incident and three days later I got all the symptoms - urghh! So try to avoid public toilets. Sorry for details.
Where do you think you contracted the bug?
Drop in some toilet paper before you go number 2.... this prevents the splash and streaks. ;)
melody

Pipe Creek, TX

#17 Jan 18, 2010
well i just learned that my mother n law just was diagnosed with h.pylori and i don't think she knows too much about it but the doctor didn't have too many details for her either. but what i want to know she recently went to mexico could she have contracted it from there and is my 2 year old at risk at getting it? even me being pregnant? can someone give me some answers please
i would appreciate it
ann

New York, NY

#18 Jan 29, 2010
when you clean you move the germs around. i watched ashow on oprah once where they had two sisters onee was a neat/.clean reak and the other didnt really care. the one witth the spotless house had a lot of germs onver her house cos whn she was cleaning she was moving the germs around . surprized i was.
Debbie

United States

#19 Mar 14, 2010
My research indicates that 4 out if 5 people have hp and do not know it. It can colonize in some and not cause pain or discomfort. Once you have been diagnosed your blood will always test positive for it it is a spirokete and burrows into the wall of the stomach causing ulcers and predisposition fir stomach cancer. March discover magazine has an indepth study of the bacteria and features dr. Barry Marshall who won the Nobel prize for his research. It is worth reading.
sdc1215

Flint, MI

#20 Mar 17, 2010
I was recently hospitalized with HP for the 2nd time. The first time I lost half of my blood, had to have transfusions and they did a scope and cauterized the ulcer that it had caused. That was in 2006. Last month, I went in again for the same thing. I almost died this time from loss of blood from an ulcer again in the duodenum (lower part of stomach). They had to open me up this time to do surgery and suture the ulcer to stop it from bleeding. That was after two failed scopes trying to fix it. My blood count was so low that I couldn't even lift my head off the pillow. I don't know where this stuff comes from or how you get it. My doctor tried to tell me it was from taking aspirin and smoking. I seriously don't think he cares. Everything I've read has said different. I'm afraid of being infected again, but he reassures me that it's not contagious. I have a hard time believing that when 2/3 of the american population has this in their system. How do you keep from being reinfected? Anyone have any suggestions?

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