Helicobacter pylori is an infection of the stomach lining and causes chronic inflammation and ulcers. H. pylori infections don’t always cause symptoms. That is why we encourage our patients to get tested in our office and start them on the treatment right away.
Most people do not show symptoms nor develop signs of a peptic ulcer. Your doctor may test you for H. pylori infection if you experience abdominal pain, nausea, bloating or some other symptoms.