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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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?

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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My 6 year old has hemmorhoid, causes anal itching (checked, no pinworms). Can I use preparation h on her? Will give her a fiber diet, more water too

My 6 year old has hemmorhoid, causes anal itching (checked, no pinworms). Can I use preparation h on her?  Will give her a fiber diet, more water too

Yes: The most important thing is to solve the constipation problem that led to the hemorrhoids. High fiber, more water is great. Short term use of preparation h for her symptoms would be fine. Also, make sure she is not afraid to have a bowel movement because it may have been painful in the past - which leads to fecal retention, making the constipation worse. If she is, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

Eggs: Infection is transmitted through the consumption of pinworm eggs. ...Read more

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Can pets cause you pinworms?

Can pets cause you pinworms?

No, but other worms: Pinworms only can come from other people. Other types or worms like "roundworms" can be contracted from pets, but it is pretty rare. ...Read more

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Do pinworms cause itch during the day?

Do pinworms cause itch during the day?

Maybe.: Pinworms could cause itching during the day, especially if you are infested with a lot of them. Other causes are possible, like a dermatitis from a soap, detergent or fabric softener, or even cleaning to often. See a doc to see if pinworms are the problem. You can collect the eggs at home See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pinworm/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20027072 ...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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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Enterobiasis is also known as Pinworms. 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