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how do i know if i have pinworms

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parisa Khorsandi
28 years experience in Pediatrics
PInworm: You got to check your stool for a stool exam called "O and P" check with your doctor it can spread to other family members
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
52 years experience in Pediatrics
Check rectal are: Check rectal are first thing in the am have someone look for small whitish worms. Can also get a pinworm test from your doctor. It is a small sticky p ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Pinworms: Typical symptom is extreme anal itching especially in the middle of the night. That is when the female pinworm travels down near the anus. Pinworm p ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience in Pediatrics
Symptoms...: Pinworms usually cause difficulty sleeping due to itching, severe itching around anus, peri-anal inflammation from scratching, vaginal area itchiness ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience in General Surgery
See a doctor: There is no way you can diagnose this yourself. Only someone with medical knowledge can diagnose and treat it.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Dont understand qs.: Pinworms die if the anal-oral cycle is broken--meaning if you do not itch and then put your fingers in your mouth.wash your hands and be careful.there ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Pinworm is prevalent in usa and europe, but can be seen in both temperate and tropical climates.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Itching: especially at night, will continue. They can migrate into the vagina and urethra laying eggs there and leading to itching in one or both locations. ... Read More
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