Stomach Symptoms:
The Suspects

Stomach Symptoms: The Suspects

Common stomach symptoms are blamed on a lot of different things. If you want to catch the real culprit, you need the right method of detection. BreathTek® UBT for H. pylori can detect an active infection in your stomach and help you rule out H. pylori as the source of your symptoms.

H. Pylori infection
H. Pylori infection

Burning, bloating, and belching are just a few of the symptoms that could mean an infection.

burning stomach

Burning

Burning stomach pain can be an unpleasant feeling of gnawing or heat-like discomfort felt in the upper abdomen, typically right around the bottom of the rib cage in the front.1

bloating stomach

Bloating

Bloating is a sensation of uncomfortable fullness or tightness in the stomach area. Sometimes it looks swollen or distended and might be accompanied by a rumbling and excessive gas or belching.2

belching stomach

Belching

Also known as burping, belching is the act that releases gas that has built up in the stomach through the mouth.2 Everyone belches occasionally, but frequent belching may be a sign of infection.3

Don’t let your stomach symptom culprit get away!

Prepare for your next appointment by answering a few questions, then discuss them with your doctor so you can rule out the H. pylori suspect.

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References
1
American College of Gastroenterology. Dyspepsia. American College of Gastroenterology patient education and resource center. Nov 2008. http://patients.gi.org/topics/dyspepsia/. Accessed Oct 10, 2014.
2
Modi R, Clearfield HR, Levitt M, et al. Belching, bloating, and flatulence. American College of Gastroenterology patient education and resource center. July 2013. http://patients.gi.org/topics/belching-bloating-and-flatulence/. Accessed Oct 10, 2014.
3
Meurer LN, Bower DJ. Management of Helicobacter pylori infection. Am Fam Physician. 2002;65(7):1327-1337. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1327.html. Accessed Oct 10, 2014.