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Can Pinworms Cause Constipation
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
Is It possible for pinworms to live in hard constipation stools? Or are they only present in soft runny stool?
On iron tabs 2months with chronic diarrhoea + average, with days of constipation and alot of anal discharge and pinworms.Had meds for Worms.Need help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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