5 tests that will show if you have H. pylori infection

Symptoms

If you have an ulcer, you may feel a dull or burning pain in your belly. It may come and go, but you’ll probably feel it most when your stomach is empty, such as between meals or in the middle of the night. It can last for a few minutes or for hours. You may feel better after you eat, drink milk, or take an antacid.

Other signs of an ulcer include:

  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Not feeling hungry
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss for no clear reason

Ulcers can bleed into your stomach or intestines, which can be dangerous to your health. Get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Stool that is bloody, dark red, or black
  • Trouble breathing
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Feeling very tired for no reason
  • Pale skin color
  • Vomit that has blood or looks like coffee grounds
  • Severe, sharp stomach pain

It’s not common, but H. pylori infection can cause stomach cancer. The disease has few symptoms at first, such as heartburn. Over time, you may notice:

  • Belly pain or swelling
  • Nausea
  • Not feeling hungry
  • Feeling full after you eat just a small amount
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss for no reason

Source:www.webmd.com