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H. pylori

What does H. pylori mean in a pathology report? H. pylori stands for Helicobacter pylori and it is a type of bacteria that infects the stomach. It is a common bacteria that may be found throughout the world. Most people who are infected with Helicobacter will not experience any symptoms. However, in some people, the …
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Helicobacter pylori

What is Helicobacter pylori? Helicobacter pylori is a type of bacteria that infects the stomach. It is a common bacteria that may be found throughout the world. Some pathology reports will refer to Helicobacter as HP or H. pylori. Most people who are infected with Helicobacter will not experience any symptoms. However, in some people, …
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Hyperplastic polyp of the colon

A hyperplastic polyp is a non-cancerous growth typically found in the descending (left) colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum. It is a very common type of colorectal polyp. The polyp is made up of glandular cells normally found on the inside surface of the colon and rectum. Can a hyperplastic polyp turn into cancer? No. Hyperplastic …
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