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can you see pin worms eggs and tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Pinworms: Yes the worms can be seen. They are about 1/2" long. The eggs require a microscope.
Answered on May 19, 2019
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