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H-Pylori and ITP 3 years 3 days ago #68093

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Have any of you been diagnosed with H-Pylori? Apparently is lowers platelets.

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H-Pylori and ITP 3 years 3 days ago #68095

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Meredith if you use the search tab above you will probably find some info on h-pylori.
I have had ITP since 1989 and do not have it.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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H-Pylori and ITP 3 years 3 days ago #68096

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No
I am being tested for it

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H-Pylori and ITP 3 years 2 days ago #68097

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Trouble is it seems to trigger ITP but when eradicated the ITP doesn't go away.
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H-Pylori and ITP 3 years 2 days ago #68098

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  • Diagnosed October 18, 2011 Bloomington, IL
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I was diagnosed with ITP with counts as low as 1 in 2011. Steroids, IVIG, and prayers got my counts back to normal a week later. I requested an H Pylori test and it was positive. I irradiated the H Pylori. During treatment my count dropped to 150, but then bounced back and has been between 190 and 240 ever since.

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H-Pylori and ITP 3 years 2 days ago #68099

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Wow
Thank you
I sm eagerly awaiting my test results
Good fir you

I hope more people read this. I know it is not a solution nor a cause for everyone, but id it helps a few oeople out that would be great

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H-Pylori and ITP 3 years 2 days ago #68100

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There is a possibility the IVIG caused a false positive on my H Pylori blood test, but based on how my digestive system improved after treatment, I think I had it. Results from H Pylori ITP studies vary greatly based on the country they are done in. I think there are different strains and only some are linked to ITP. The American strain appears to have no connection, but I've been to Mexico a lot and my mother lived there as a child, so I might have had a foreign strain.

I celebrated when I got my positive H Pylori results. The receptionist who gave me the printout couldn't believe I was so happy I had it.

Good luck with your results and counts. It's a roller coaster ride in slow motion until you are able to get the answers you need to plan how to take it on.
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H-Pylori and ITP 2 years 11 months ago #68139

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Have any of you been diagnosed with H-Pylori? Apparently is lowers platelets.

Meredith, yes my blood test was (strong?) positive for h-Pylori antibodies. LOL, besides that, I had been taking Pepto Bismal on and off for a few years before that test. Eradicating h-Pylori had no effect on counts. Nor do I believe h-Pylori triggered my ITP. The best part though was that I no longer need Pepto Bismal for stomach pains. Yes! What a relief.

Back then (2016) I researched h-Pylori reports here on this forum extensively. Of many, only two users have reported a possible remission with h-Pylori eradication. They are users 'Patrulla' and 'Dean'. But by their descriptions, the remissions could have been for other reasons besides eradication. So no definitive association. Also. Off hand, I don't recall anyone reporting h-Pylori eradication raising one's counts.

Dave's description of this subject is quite accurate and matches what I've read on h-Pylori and ITP. That is, only certain genetic strain/strains of h-Pylori seems to cause h-Pylori triggered ITP. Japan and Italy seems to be the geographic hot spots. Think contaminated 'sushi'. Yum. Not!

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H-Pylori and ITP 2 years 11 months ago #68140

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Thank you. My test cane back negative.
I was just hoping for some underlying issue. I have travelled extensively too other counties

I an doing N Plate, but it does nit seem to be working

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H-Pylori and ITP 2 years 11 months ago #68143

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Lived in Tokyo, never had "contaminated" sushi or any food while there [unlike in my own home State]! Went from there to Hong Kong. Traveled into China and other locations.
I don't have h-pylori.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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