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you should talk to your doctor about getting testing for H Pylori bacteria
which can live in your stomach and cause excessive stomach acid and gas production in your stomach which can cause gas to come up.
Ok, is this something to worry about?
not to worry about.
it is a common bacteria which can live in stomach acid and produce excessive gas and stomach acid.
it is very easily treated with 2 antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole
you have to be off of omeprazole for 2 weeks before testing of H Pylori .
okay, so should I stop taking the omeprazole now?
you can get blood antibody testing to check for H Pylori.
no don't stop your omeprazole yet.
talk to your doctor about getting test for H Pylori and arrange the testing and then stop the omeprazole.
how would that test be done?
you can have either blood testing to check for H Pylori antibodies
or stool testing to check for H Pylori antigens in the stool
or you can get an upper endoscopy scope procedure right into the stomach.
does this help?
do you have other questions?
okay, and could it be a stomach cyst?
most likely not a stomach cyst.
cyst don't really form too often in the stomach.
okay, what do you recommend to control the sickness and gas?
It's very hard to deal with constantly
you can try using gasX for now.
and continue to use the antacids and omeprazole
but do follow up with your doctor to talk about getting testing for H Pylori.
I will do, thank you for you help.
you are welcome
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