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Question: Can Helicobacter Pylori affect fertility?


 Masha - Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:47 am

I have been diagnosed with Helicobacter Pylori last October. Since then I have taken two courses of antibiotics (October 2008 and April 2009) and some herbal teas but it didn’t work.
I was told that Helicobacter Pylori can cause infertility. As I have been trying to get pregnant for last few years without success I am become increasingly worried that might be true. All other tests that I have done were normal but I still cannot get pregnant.

Thanks.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:37 am

User avatar Hi,
As far as my knowledge goes, there is no compelling evidence to link H.Pylori with infertility in women.

There are some suggestions that cytokines produced by H.Pylori may affect the ovaries.
But, whether it is a direct effect or an indirect result of the malnutrition that the infection produces during the childhood is not clear.Further studies are perhaps needed to address this aspect.
Good luck!

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