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I started having heartburn problems in 2013 after Bihar taken anti flam pills for tennis elbow. Due to my shifts i took them at the wrong time and without food. I was diagnosed with acid reflux. I was put on omprezole and it stopped it. I sometimes only took them for 3 to 4 days then stopped. I had no probs until I felt a burning sensation at the entrance to my stomach when taking a hot drink of tea. I started taking them again and it disappeared. In 2017 I asked the doctor if the acid reflux was damaging my esophagus. The doctor said she would test for the bacterial bug. I came off omprezole for three weeks before the stool test. I was fine no heart burn or reflux. I tested positive for the bug. I had a week of antibiotics plus omprazole. I had no problems. When I finished the course the next day I had heartburn. I kept a diary for the next 30 days. I had 10 days of HB. I am now on lansoprazole after seeing my doctor. I'm still getting HB. I do drink beer on a reg basis. Not a lot

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replied December 11th, 2017
Acid Reflux Answer A62730
Welcome to e health forum.

The condition that you have might be H Pylori related Peptic ulcers.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that causes infection in the stomach. The possible mode of infection is via unclean food and water. Chronic inflammatory changes due to the infection can over years result in Peptic ulcers and can also cause stomach cancer.

H. pylori is considered to be contagious and passed from person to person by: saliva, fecal contamination (in food or water), and. poor hygiene practices.

This is a life-long infection for most people. Without medical help, the infected person seems incapable of getting rid of it. Long-term infection, perhaps for up to 50 years, can result in loss of the stomach's layer of mucus.

Up to 20 percent of patients with H. pylori infection are not cured after completing their first course of treatment. A second treatment regimen is usually recommended in this case. Retreatment usually requires that the patient take 14 days of a proton pump inhibitor and two antibiotics.

It would be recommended that you consult with your doctor or a gastroenterologist and seek a proper opinion about further management

I hope this helps.

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