28th November 2019

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How is H pylori transmitted sexually?

POSSIBLE METHODS OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HELICOBACTER PYLORI. Once the organism has established a niche in the vagina it may be transmitted again from the vagina to the mouth of a non-infected male or female during oral sex or via intercourse which may then be followed by oral sex with that partner.

Then, what are the first symptoms of H pylori?

When signs or symptoms do occur with H. pylori infection, they may include:
  • An ache or burning pain in your abdomen.
  • Abdominal pain that's worse when your stomach is empty.
  • Nausea.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Frequent burping.
  • Bloating.
  • Unintentional weight loss.

How is H pylori transmitted from person to person?

H. pylori is commonly transmitted person-to-person by saliva. The bacteria can also be spread by fecal contamination of food or water. In developing countries, a combination of untreated water, crowded conditions, and poor hygiene contributes to higher H. pylori prevalence.
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