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21 Jan 2004

Helibactor Pylori
Hi there
My husband went for a gastroscopy in November last year and the biopsy confirmed helibactor pylori. He went on strong antibiotics for 7 days and then a course of Nexiam for a month. He has since had 2 more courses of the Nexiam but the symptoms are still there. It's mainly a very sore stomach and alot of burping. I contacted the specialist to find out if he can have another course of the antibiotics but he did'nt want to put him on them again and suggested the Nexiam again but it just is'nt working. What is the best to do in a situation like this ? How does one actually eradicate this bacteria ? and could it perhaps be something else that keeps causing the symptoms ? Many thanks
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01 Jan 0001

Scorpio, it sounds like he has a hiatus hernia and that the Nexiam® isn’t strong enough to suppress the symptoms. The next option would be a surgical repair of the hernia. This is usually done with a laparoscope (camera) and safe if done by an experienced surgeon. If you live in or around Pretoria I will be able to refer you, but otherwise you will have to ask your doctor. Good luck.
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