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Can Pinworms Affect Fertility
No: But cause a lot of bothersome itching and are very contagious if you scratch and do not wash hands and scrub under nails. They come out at night and deposit eggs. When you scratch and dont have good hygeine the touch something eggs ate deposited. Someone else touches it the puts hands in mouth and the get the pin worms. The cycle continues. There are prescription medications to cure them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more
Can pinworms/ threadworms cause pelvic inflammatory disease by carrying bacteria to the vagina? Does this affect your fertility?
No: These do not carry stis.Get a more detailed answer ›
This is the third time I have had pinworms. Medicine prescribed by doctors hasn't worked so far. What do I do?
I found out I have pinworms and i took meds for it 2 days ago, but i still have the itching, does this mean i still have them and the med didn't work?
May need to repeat: Because medicines do not kill pinworm eggs, two doses are given, usually 2 weeks apart. The second dose is necessary to kill any worms that may have hatched from eggs after the initial treatment. In some cases of reinfection, 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 2 weeks apart) are needed. But, its too early in 2 days to know if treatment is failing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sry i'm asking a lot but i don't want it to come back. When i wipe. It's dry and hurts to wipe down there. Is this from the pinworms & how do I fix it?
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. See this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrUlhufWlIA ...Read more
Annoying symptoms: Pinworm infestation causes the annoying symptoms of rectal itching, usually at night, and if not treated, one keeps reinfecting oneself by scratching and ingesting the eggs that were deposited when the worms come out at night to lay eggs. An uncommon complication happens if the worms get stuck in the appendix, leading to acute appendicitis that would need surgery to remove the appendix. ...Read more
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