You should be reading this webpage if you have received an SMS/text message from Calsayseat Medical Group.
You recently had a stool test taken to check whether or not you have a particular bacteria present in the lining of your stomach. This test is often performed in people who are experiencing symptoms of indigestion or stomach pain.
Your stool test has confirmed that you do indeed have this bacteria present – it is called “helicobacter pylori”.
This is a very common infection and is well proven to be associated with causing the symptoms of indigestion, and indeed with the development of stomach and duodenal ulcers. Most cases can be cleared with a course of three different types of tablet – two antibiotics and an acid reducing tablet. Please carefully read the instructions before completing the course. It is extremely important you continue for seven days although you may feel slightly nauseous, as you are taking relatively high dose antibiotics. Prescriptions will be sent directly to your nominated pharmacy. Please call reception if you would like us to do something else with it.
If you think you are allergic to any of the tablets we have prescribed or if indeed you feel you cannot tolerate any side effects which they may cause, then please contact the surgery and we can arrange an alternative. If you are currently using the oral contraceptive pill then you must remember to use barrier methods (ie condoms) for the duration of this treatment and for a full seven days afterwards.
We hope that this treatment may alleviate your symptoms completely. If you find you are still experiencing problems then please make a review appointment with the practice to discuss further management. If you would like to discuss any information contained in this letter, please feel free to make a telephone consultation appointment to discuss this with us. Please see the link below.