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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...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?

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?

Maybe/not: Not all that causes anal itching is pinworms. Bacterial & yeast infection, food allergies, hemorrhoids, etc can all do this. I doubt you can really feel pinworms move, since they usually only do so in your sleep when your body isn't moving. ...Read more

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Pain in bowel for over a week constipated and found a pin worm all related?

Pain in bowel for over a week constipated and found a pin worm all related?

Maybe...: Painful constipation has many causes, but pinworms (if truly present) may be addressed with relatively simple therapy. Please discuss diagnostic and therapeutic options with your provider now. ...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

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How often so pinworms cause itching? Been having nocturnal itching a few times in the past month (But only like 2-3 nights & not consecutive).

How often so pinworms cause itching? Been having nocturnal itching a few times in the past month (But only like 2-3 nights & not consecutive).

Anal itching: Other diagnosis such as hemoroids, fungal skin infections come to mind for an adult. Pinworms are not usually seen in adults. See a doctor for anoscopy examination by Family Doctor or GI specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause pinworms?

Ingesting the eggs: Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected infants & toddlers, shed into their clothing from the skin around their anus where the adult worm lays them. The eggs are laid in a glue like substance that irritates the skin, so the kids are often scratching the area & dispersing the eggs. If the kid or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs & start over. ...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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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 pinworms cause a dry feeling anus?

Possibly: The fertile female pin worm exits the anus during quiet periods to lay their eggs in a sticky glue-like mucous. Many develop an itchy rash in reaction to this glue. The itchiness is helpful in dispersing the dried eggs. A non-specific irritant dermatitis is part of this cycle of life for pin worms. ...Read more

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What causes discomfort in anus other than pinworms?

Many things: Hemorrhoids are quite common, yeast infections may occur, but the best thing to do is to get examined and find out exactly what is going on. Good luck and hope this works out quickly. ...Read more

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Will the itching caused by pinworms happen every night?

Will the itching caused by pinworms happen every night?

Most likely: It is at night that the pinworms come down from the upper large intestine to the anal area and that is why there is anal itching. This generally would happen every night until you get treated ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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)

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