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My wife has been diagnosed with stomach bacteria by an exam
done by her gastroenteroligist.  I am wondering if oral sex
can be the cause of this problem.  She has had it before and
took medication that caused her to have head aches.
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The bacteria that was found is likely H Pylori - a bacteria that is associated with ulcers and inflammation.  

I am not aware of oral sex being a mode of transmission for this disease.

Treatment normally consists of an acid-blocker along with two antibiotics.  

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
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is it hector pylori bacteria??
it is usally from dirty water or food.
stomach acid is very strong ,it can kill a lot of bacteria,unfortunately not this one.
what medication was she on??
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