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Pinworms in 21 yo female. Treated 3x since April-every pro caution taken. Losing weight, extreme anxiety & fear of spreading it.?

Pinworms in 21 yo female. Treated 3x since April-every pro caution taken. Losing weight, extreme anxiety & fear of spreading it.?

Confirm re-diagnosis: ...Then, depending upon what treatment is provided, the infectious burden you have (how many pinworms have to be eradicated), ; risks of re-exposure we can discuss expected outcomes. I applaud your desire to avoid behavior that permits infection by you of others. ...Read more

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My 5yr old son has been having headaches dizziness and even vission loss followed with stomach pains and I just found out he has pinworms. Can he be a?

My 5yr old son has been having headaches dizziness and even vission loss followed with stomach pains and I just found out he has pinworms. Can he be a?

No. He needs to be: Seen by his pediatrician, who may choose to refer him to a pediatric neurologist for an MRI of the brain & an eeg. Tell his pcp when his symptoms began, what time of day they occur, & how long they last; also give your family history for migraines, epilepsy, other neurological disorders. Ask if his kg teacher has noticed any change in his behavior or learning since the onset of his symptoms. ...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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Can pinworms cause pregnancy problems?

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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What causes anal itching beside pinworms?

What causes anal itching beside pinworms?

Most common problem: Is hemorrhoids. Try tub baths a few times a week instead of shower, use pre-moistened wipes in a dabbing rather than "sandpaper" motion, prep h is worth a try. If this doesn't work, pcp or medical GI help. ...Read more

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Do pinworms cause pain in the butt or just pruritus ani?

Do pinworms cause pain in the butt or just pruritus ani?

Itching: The pinworms themselves can go unnoticed by the body & do not cause pain. It is actually the egg laying of pregnant worms in a mucus that triggers a skin eruption/rash/itching. The rash is much like a poison ivy reaction & can persist for a while after the worms are killed off. ...Read more

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Could pinworms cause an upset stomach?

If left untreated it: Is possible. Pinworm symptoms can include gastrointestinal upset, anal or vaginal itchiness, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, irritability, restlessness. Untreated pinworm infection can lead to weight loss, diarrhea, genital rash, urinary incontinence and vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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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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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 a 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 then 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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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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Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Medication might: Pinworms make people uncomfortable literally and figuratively. Weight or sleep loss can occur. They are common in childcare settings but can be prevented with hand hygiene please read this http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/pinworms. Html
and fact sheet http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/pinworm/index. Html also tell your OB providers and discuss treatment http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/pinworm. ...Read more

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I have pinworm and my stomach really hurts. Is this cause of the pinworms?

I have pinworm and my stomach really hurts. Is this cause of the pinworms?

Unlikely: Pinworms live in your large intestine and come out at night to lay eggs on your skin in the rectum area. It causes a lot of itching in that area. If you scratch you will get the eggs on you hands then when you touch something else the eggs stick on it and the next person who touches it gets the eggs on their hands. If these hands go in the mouth the eggs turn into pinworms in that person. ...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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If you take pinworm medicine, and you don't have pinworms, will it cause health problem?

No it wiil not: Treatment for pin worms is 1 tab of vermox and often we treat the whole family and rpt 1 tab dose after 2 weeks
hs no ill effects and no health problems. ...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

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Do pinworms cause an itchy red rash around the anal area?

Yes: Perianal itching is the most common presenting symptom of pinworm infestation & scratching the area can cause redness & irritation. The pinworm is a white, threadlike worm that migrates from the lower bowel where it lives to the perianal area to deposit eggs. Sometimes adult worms may be seen near the anus, particularly in the morning. If you're worried, go see a doc, there are tests & treatment. ...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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My child has an itchy bum. Someone told me pinworms cause this. What are the symptoms and can I see them in her poo?

My child has an itchy bum. Someone told me pinworms cause this. What are the symptoms and can I see them in her poo?

Small white worms: Yes you can see them in stool sometimes. Thin as a pin. 1/2 inch long. Also look at childs anus at night (flashlight helps)because they come out to lay eggs. Another cause of itchy anus is strep infection. Pinworms can be treated with over the counter medication. ...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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Can dog poop or urine cause pinworms in a child?

Can dog poop or urine cause pinworms in a child?

Pinworms: No. Pinworms (enterobius vermicularis) are exclusively transmitted from human to human. This is usually by hand to mouth transmission of microscopic eggs excreted on the peri-anal skin at night when the worms emerge into the warm air under the covers. Hence, the classic symptom of night waking due to "bottom itching". ...Read more

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Are pinworms or boils caused by viral infections?

Are pinworms or boils caused by viral infections?

No: Neither problem ard due to viruses. There are some viruses that can produce blisters, but not boils. ...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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What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

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

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If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

Long-term pinworms: Conditions associated with untreated cases of pinworm include diarrhea, malabsorption of food, genital itching, bedwetting &
vaginal discharge which can be associated with genital skin irritation and rash. There is a higher incidence of appendicitis in people infected with pinworms but still uncertain whether the worms cause the appendicitis. Discuss your sx with pcp. ...Read more

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Hello do pinworms cause a foul odor to the vagina? I think a girl I work with has them. And she works in the food industry. Are they contagious?

Vaginal odor: A foul vaginal odor is an infection until proven otherwise, and it is usually bacterial, not pinworms. Yes, pinworms can be transmitted with intimate contact. A GYN MD visit is needed to treat the possible vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Does pinworm infection cause infertility in females? Can the pinworm damage fallopian tubes?

Does pinworm infection cause infertility in females? Can the pinworm damage fallopian tubes?

No: Pinworms cannot survive in the female genital tract. Their preferred home is the large intestines, with some capability of living in the small intestine and its connected features. Any statement that PW affect womens fertility is a myth. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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