Could I have H. Pylori
Hi im a 22 year old male originally from eastern europe and moved to the states when i was 5, im 6ft tall and in shape. i normally workout 6 days a week and have a fast metabolism. recently i had a cold or maybe even the flu. Not really any fever or any vomiting but lots of phlegm and dry cough, sneezing and a irritable sore throat. I didnt see a doctor i just stayed home for about a week and drank lots of hot tea and home made remedies. they were for the most part helpful and nearing the ending stages of the sickness one day i felt very uncomfortable pains throughout my stomach or abdomen, symptoms of bloating and sharp pains that lasted for about 6 hours but i was for most of the time unable to pass gas and didnt pass stool for at least two days after. and when i finally did it was very much diahrrea and liquid form and the sharp pain in the middle of my stomach kept persisting as soon as i tried to pass. im concerned if i might have the H. Pylori bacteria or an ulcer. any info given would be highly appreciated.