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If I have not seen any dead/live pinworms in stool after mebendezanole dose does this mean I don't have them?

If I have not seen any dead/live pinworms in stool after mebendezanole dose does this mean I don't have them?

No: We often don't see the pinworms after treatment, though they are passed in our stool. I do hope that after mebendazole, you don't have them anymore! ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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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My Child is on his second medication for pinworms but he still has lots of dead ones coming out in his stool. I'm quiet concerned at this point. Many thanks?

My Child is on his second medication for pinworms but he still has lots of dead ones coming out in his stool. I'm quiet concerned at this point. Many thanks?

Enterobius: Some of pinworm larvae may hatch on the anal mucosa, and migrate up the bowel This retroinfection can lead to a heavy parasitic load and autoinfection through the anus-to-mouth route or through retroinfection often requires repeated treatment, at 2-week intervals, in order to remove the infection completely. Cleaning the house is essential and often very difficult. ...Read more

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How long am I to see pinworms in my stool after second dose of albenza (albendazole). It's been two weeks? Are they dead worms? How do I know?

How long am I to see pinworms in my stool after second dose of albenza (albendazole). It's been two weeks? Are they dead worms? How do I know?

Pinworms: You can be reinfected, the therapy may not have been adequate, or what you are seeing are not worms. You don't say whether you are still symptomatic. Might help to see a doctor and have these looked at. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have little string looking things in my stool. Could I have pinworms?

I have little string looking things in my stool. Could I have pinworms?

Need exam of stool: Pinworms usually produce severe itching, particularly at night, around the anus. A scotch tape test looking for the worms is the best way to diagnose this and is fairly simple. No way to know what the "string looking things" are without some tests. ...Read more

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ATiny bright white string in stool. Pinworm? I took mebendezanole a few weeks ago. Nothing seen otherwise. It wasn't moving, would more b seen?

ATiny bright white string in stool. Pinworm? I took mebendezanole a few weeks ago. Nothing seen otherwise. It wasn't moving, would more b seen?

Enterobius: Unlikely to present in this manner. About the only worm you are likely to see grossly in the stool would be Ascaris, and these are very large and usually quite mobile. Enterobiasis, which primarily causes itching in the anal area is seldom without symptoms. ...Read more

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My daugther had trement for pinworms sunday naw tuesday she had some dead and alive in her poo haw long will they be there untill there all gone tnk u?

PINWORM: We repeat treatment after 2 weeks and once again check the perianal area for pinworms early am if you still see the pinworms as they go out only at night. ...Read more

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What do pinworm in stools look like?

Very small: Pinworms look like small rolled-up pieces of toilet paper. Doctors sometimes use the "tape" test at night to diagnose them because pinworms come out at night and will get stuck to the adhesive. ...Read more

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If I look really close should it be easy to identify pinworms in stool if they were there?

If I look really close should it be easy to identify pinworms in stool if they were there?

Check For Eggs: Pinworms can be seen in stool however many people do not see them until treatment has begun and passage of dead worms begins. Worms can be seen in anal folds 2-3 hrs after sleeping however another way is to check for eggs if you suspect infection: touch anal area to sticky side of transparent tape, then take tape to doctor for microscopic exam. Collect specimens for 3 mornings before bathing. ...Read more

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If I have had no itching since I found pinworms and took the medication does that mean they're dead or gone?

If I have had no itching since I found pinworms and took the medication does that mean they're dead or gone?

Pinworms: Should be treated with 2 doses of medication; 2 weeks apart. All family members should be treated. All the best. ...Read more

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Always have a piece of string hanging out from the end of my stools. Is this fibre? I have taken meds for pinworms a few weeks ago. Nothing moves

Always have a piece of string hanging out from the end of my stools. Is this fibre? I have taken meds for pinworms a few weeks ago. Nothing moves

Need sample: This unusual fiber in your stool could be parasite, mucous, or fibrous material from your diet. Direct observation, possibly with a microscope, would likely be required to make a positive identification. ...Read more

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What are these white things worms in my stool? What are tests for pinworms?

Your doctor can: A scotch tape test can be done for you. You set your alarm to wake up in the middle of the night (when the pinworms are usually active) and press a piece of scotch tape to your anus. The tape is then stuck to a microscope slide and the laboratory can look for pinworm eggs. A stool sample for ova and parasites is not as good a way to diagnose. Some just do presumptive tx if exposed. ...Read more

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Tiny white specks in stool size of pinhead. What can cause this apart from pinworm? I took mebendezanole previously no symptoms. What other parasite??

Tiny white specks in stool size of pinhead. What can cause this apart from pinworm? I took mebendezanole previously no symptoms. What other parasite??

Not likely parasite: If your symptoms didn't improve with Mebendazole, it is unlikely that ua are lookng at worm related as other worms like round and tape worms as other worms or their body parts look different. Indigestion or malabsorption may cause small fat particles in stools. In folks with poor immune system certain fungal infections of the intestines can cause them to appear in stools. Get your stool tested. ...Read more

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I sometimes have what looks like a white thread in my stool, sometimes I only see 1 or a few, once I saw many. I don't know if it's fibers or pinworm?

Likely not: As an adult, you acquire pin worms by ingesting the eggs when they get on your hands caring for in infected toddler. The worm lays its eggs around the anal opening and the glue like material that holds the eggs produces a skin reaction/itching. Most adults pass thread like debris as byproducts of veritable intake, since humans do not digest some of the cellulose that accompanies these foods. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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