Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
H-Pylori in stool sample
avatar
nic14120 posted:
I tested positive recently for h-pylori through a blood test. I pushed my children's peds to test their stool (as I could get it back if they were positive), and had my husband get tested. My 6 yr old son is negative, but my 2.5 yr old daughter came up positive. her only issue has been strong smelling stool. I know this is something usually acquired as a child, but as an adult/child once you are positive, you can catch many times over. I am currently nearing the end of the triple treatment. It was tough on my 35 yr old body, mostly the one meds causing a horrible taste in my mouth all day/night. I spoke with their ped and they said they don't normally treat for it unless they show symptoms and said I don't need to. I asked to treat her in fear that I can get it back again. I feel terrible because she would need to do the same treatment, and I worry on her 2.5 yr old body what the meds will do. I don't know if it's safe at her age, or if she can tolerate it ok? I feel very torn. I am showing signs of an ulcer, and I know this can cause me serious GI issues if I keep contracting it.
Reply


Featuring Experts

Dr. Dan Brennan is a Board Certified Pediatrician and Certified Lactation Counselor. He is a graduate of UCLA, Albany Medical College and completed ...More

Helpful Tips

Updated Crib Safety GuidelinesExpert
For information on the latest federal crib safety standards, here is a link to important points for parents to be aware of! ... More
Was this Helpful?
3 of 5 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.