HP

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

What is a hyperplastic polyp? A hyperplastic polyp is a non-cancerous growth that can be found anywhere in the colon or rectum. It starts from glands on the inside surface of the colon and rectum. It is called a polyp because it usually sticks out from the surface of the tissue. Hyperplastic polyps are very …
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