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I had been diagnosed with HPYROLI bacteria infection in the

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I had been diagnosed with HPYROLI bacteria infection in the stomach, duodenum which was treated with antibiotics. I am now on lansoprazole and rectilinear tablets. My stomach acid is under control but since the the treatment was started, 2 months, I am not able to swallow any solid foods. I am only able to swallow liquid foods. My GP says it may take long time, more than few months, till I will be able to swallow solid foods.
Please let me know if in your opinion it really takes long time for me to recover so that I am able to eat solid food and if there is any better treatment a available to recover faster.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
Hi
This can not all be attributed to h pylori.
Typically, there is a problem with the esophagus in this case
Spasm for example
Or stricture.
You need a scope if you have not had one.
Or, a barium swallow which is a type of x ray.
It is not normal to not be able to swallow sold food after treatment for h pylori, something else is going on. Even medication side effects need to be considered.
Personally, I would start with a swallowing study, the type of x ray, if a scope was done. If not, I would start with the scope.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Endoscopy was done in the beginning and was found moderate pan-gastritis, duodenitis and 2cm hiatus hernia.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.
I would then do a gastric emptying study and the type of x ray I said.
This is not normal.
Your stomach might not be emptying, and there are different medications that can help this.
Talk to your doctor immediately about this.
You can not stay on a non-solid food diet indefinitely.
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