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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pinworms (Definition)

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


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Is It possible for pinworms to live in hard constipation stools? Or are they only present in soft runny stool?

Is It possible for pinworms to live in hard constipation stools? Or are they only present in soft runny stool?

Any stools: Pinworms are not particular about the quality of the stool. They live equally in hard and soft stool. Treat as necessary. All the best. ...Read more

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Can pinworms make you constipated?

Can pinworms make you constipated?

Doubtful: I doubt that the pinworms are constipating. The cause of constipation could be a different cause and should be explored. Pinworms can be diagnosed by a stool test. ...Read more

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Constipated for 3 weeks after csection now I think I have pinworms itchy butt and itchy vag I can feel it too at nite a lot like something wiggling?

Pinworms : You may very well have pinworms. Since you are recently post op definitely see your obgyn tomorrow! Over the countrr antihistamines may provide some help tonight for symptom relief! ...Read more

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What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

Same as in kids: They only way to get pinworms is to swallow some pinworm eggs (accidentally). This occurs when a person puts his fingers or hands in his mouth after getting an egg or two (or more) on his fingers or under his nails. ...Read more

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Do pinworms usually cause your rectum to bleed?

Do pinworms usually cause your rectum to bleed?

Not the worms: Pinworm infection is caused by enterobius vermicularis a small, white worm w/ pointed tail. In humans, they reside in the lower colon. Typically asymptomatic or cause perianal itching. The tiny worms are not invasive and do not cause rectal bleeding. Severe irritation from aggressive scratching could be source of local, minimal bleeding but is unlikely. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more