West Palm Beach, FL
A 53-year-old female asked:
if you have pinworms for 15 years untreated an undiagnosed and became pregnant with it parasite be transferred onto the unborn fetus?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Confirm diagnosis...: ...then we can discuss expected outcomes depending upon what treatment is recommended, once the infectious burden you have (how many pinworms have to be eradicated) is identified, & the risks of re-exposure elucidated. Please also avoid behavior that permits infection by you of others. I do not recommend you taking ANY chances (pin worms or otherwise) regarding the health of your unborn child!
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Last updated Jun 8, 2014
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