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Are pinworms anything to do with hemorrhoids?

Are pinworms anything to do with hemorrhoids?

No: Well aside from both itching - no.
But, be careful the owner of pinworms that scratch their hemorrhoids is in for a fun time in a pool of blood! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Do hemorrhoids produce the same itch as pinworms?

Do hemorrhoids produce the same itch as pinworms?

No: Any irritation at the anus can cause some itching as a symptom. However, the irritation of pinworms is usually of different character and timing.
Avoid any irritation at the anus. Avoid all mechanical and chemical irritation which can occur from too wet stools.
Pinworm irritation is worst at night or early morning. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have pinworms or hemorrhoids?

How can I know if I have pinworms or hemorrhoids?

See a doctor: There is no way you can diagnose this yourself. Only someone with medical knowledge can diagnose and treat it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids and pinworms.?

What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids and pinworms.?

See Your Doctor: Hemorrhoids and Pinworms can have similar symptoms; most commonly anal itching. Unlike pinworms, hemorrhoids can cause pain depending on their location and bleeding. Hemorrhoids are caused by swollen rectal blood vessels whereas pinworms are an infestation. Your symptoms are not given therefore be aware your full medical history and visual inspection may suggest other possible causes. See a doctor ...Read more

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How do you know if your itch is from hemorrhoids or pinworms?

How do you know if your itch is from hemorrhoids or pinworms?

Test: Pinwoms generally occurs in kids who play in dirt. The worms can be seen after placing scotch tape on the anal skin and pearling it off. Best bet is to be seen by colon and rectal surgeon. No itch is treatable with dietary and hygiene modification. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pinworm, hemorrhoid or something else?

What to do if I have pinworm, hemorrhoid or something else?

Whatever: Not enough information please see your physician who can differentiate from your 3 doubts all the best treatment depends on the correct diagnosis ...Read more

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What to do if I have pinworm, hemorrhoid or vaginal infection?

See doctor: All of these can be treated. Please see your doctor for an exam to confirm the diagnoses, then take the medication prescribed and carry out the care prescribed with precision. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between pinworm, hemorrhoid or vaginal infection?

How can I distinguish between pinworm, hemorrhoid or vaginal infection?

Your doctor can: It would be very difficult for one to self evaluate and come to a reliable conclusion as to the cause of symptoms as a physical examination and possibly laboratory tests would likely be needed for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure I hemorrhoids or pinworms, I have a pea-sized white ball in m anal region help?

Pin the answer: Many with pinworms don’t have any symptoms. When symptoms are present, the most common is itching around the anus. Itching happens often at night & can interfere with sleep. Some severe cases might also have belly pain, nausea, & vomiting. The "pea-sized" ball sounds like an hemorrhoids. Take stool softners (colace) & see your dr if not getting better. Pinworms are treated with one pill x1. ...Read more

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How can I generally tell Haemorrhoids and Pinworms apart from each other as the cause of my severely itchy anus?

How can I generally tell Haemorrhoids and Pinworms apart from each other as the cause of my severely itchy anus?

Anal pruritis: Anal itching is a common problem. Causes include irritants such as perfumes, chemicals, or dyes in toilet paper, food irritants, infections, and hemorrhoids. There are risk factors for anal itching such as diseases, profuse sweating, fecal soilage, and more. Pinworms can be ruled out using the scotch tape test. ...Read more

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What causes a internal hemorrhoid to develop?

What causes a internal hemorrhoid to develop?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are very common, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. They result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The pressure causes the veins to swell, making them painful, particularly when you are sitting. ...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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Is there any particular cause for the development of hemorrhoids?

Is there any particular cause for the development of hemorrhoids?

Straining to have BM: When the stool is small it requires more effort to pass. This bearing down effort to move stool is what causes the dilation of the hemorroidal veins. With chrnoic straiingn during bowel movement the veins get weaker and weaker and dilate more. A high fiber diet makes large soft stools that are easy to pass and hemorroids less likely to form. ...Read more

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Could prostatitis cause hemorrhoids?

Could prostatitis cause hemorrhoids?

No: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland than can or cannot be associated with bacterial infection, depending on the course of the disease. Hemorrhoids are not caused by prostate problems; other causes must be evaluated if hemmorhoids if present. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid has white head, what are the causes?

Hemorrhoid has white head, what are the causes?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes you to get hemorrhoids and how to prevent it?

What causes you to get hemorrhoids and how to prevent it?

Pressure: Hemorrhoids are similar to varicose veins of the legs - pressure and gravity cause them to form. ...Read more

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Could hemorrhoids cause constipation?

Could hemorrhoids cause constipation?

No: Hemorrhoids or swollen veins of the rectum, .
Can swell, bleedi and cause pain or discomfort.
They do not, however, cause constipation. Constipation is more commonly a dietary problem or related to medications you may be taking. Try fiber pills like metamucil and occ. Laxatives when needed.
For persistent constipation or a change in bowel habits, do see a doctor for an exam.
Peter wilk, m. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hemorrhoids and what are good hemorrhoids treatments?

What are the causes of hemorrhoids and what are good hemorrhoids treatments?

Constipation: Hemorroids are enlarged veins at he anal cansl and most commonly occur from straining due to constipation. They also cam occur during pregnancy. Avoiding straining or sitting at the toilet too long. Avoid constipation. Warm bath soaks can help. Sometimes minor surgery is needed if recurrent discomfort & bleeding. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause flat stools?

Yes: From edema (swelling) at the anal opening and thus deformation of the stool as you pass it (like toothpaste out of a tube). ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause thinner stools?

Constipation: Hemorrhoids and constipation go together. However thinner stools may represent something else, like a mass in the lower colon/rectum. Okay to get checked by your doc, you may need a colonoscopy. Don't just assume it is the hemorrhoid. A rectal mass could be more ominous to your overall health. ...Read more

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Can pinworms cause pregnancy problems?

No: No, but when you're already fatigued, nauseated, and constipated, having an itchy butt can't be any fun! ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause testicular pain?

Can hemorrhoids cause testicular pain?

Not aware of this: Hemorroids may cause rectal bleeding or discomfort but shouldn't cause pain in the testicles (balls).Causes of testicular pain vary with age, symptoms, &physical exam, but may include referred pain from prostatitis, epididymitis, irritation of the spermatic cord from exercising without proper support. Seek attention emergently if a testicle is painful&swollen as this could be torsion. See ur doc for xm. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal discharge?

Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal discharge?

Usually not: But if bacterial from external hemorrhoids get into vagina, it could cause bacterial vaginitis, which is one cause of discharge. Consult with your gyn. ...Read more

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Could hemorrhoids cause ascites problems?

No: Could hemmeroids cause ascites, no. If you have ascites could hemmeroids be related, yes. If you have ascites and hemmeroids will your chance of developing an infection in the ascites increase, no. ...Read more

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Does anal sex cause or worsen hemorrhoids?

Does anal sex cause or worsen hemorrhoids?

Yes. It will.: Increased pressure in anorectal canal and strain on the supporting connective tissue can make hemorrhoids worse. Also raises risk of fissures and bleed. ...Read more

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Can swollen hemorrhoids cause constipation?

Other way round: Hemorroids don't usually cause constipation but constipation is a common cause of hemorrhoids. Constipation causes us to stay on the toilet longer and push harder which can cause hemorrhoids to swell and become symptomatic. The best treatment is change your diet to include lots of fresh fruit and whole grains (fiber) and possibly a stool softener. Visit your doctor for more suggestions. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause swelling in the groin?

Can hemorrhoids cause swelling in the groin?

No: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal and would not be related to groin swelling. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stent cause hemorrhoid-like pain?

Can a kidney stent cause hemorrhoid-like pain?

NO: Stents places in pelvis of kidney and ureter to by pass obstruction or stone should not cause anal pain, may get frequency due to irritation of trigone ...Read more

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Does hemorrhoids cause blood during urination?

Does hemorrhoids cause blood during urination?

No. If you: Have blood in urine, not just in the toilet bowl, you need to look to other causes. Have your doctor check your urine. ...Read more

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Can internal hemorrhoids cause blood tinged mucus?

Can internal hemorrhoids cause blood tinged mucus?

Yes: It's possible but you should definitely speak to a doctor about this to make sure it is not something else. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoid or anal tissue cause heavy bleeding?

Can hemorrhoid or anal tissue cause heavy bleeding?

Usually: Not (since the rectal muscles act as a "tourniquet" stopping the bleeding...HOWEVER it does occur in some cases. Suggest you have a surgical opinion! There have been cases of ANEMIA due to heavy recurrent ano-rectal bleeding!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Other then hemorrhoids what can cause rectal bleeding?

Other then hemorrhoids what can cause rectal bleeding?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding can occur as a result of many things besides hemorrhoids including a growth in your intestine. You need to get that checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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