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Hemorrhoids Or 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
I am experiencing hemorrhoids and worms in stool. The following also describes me: Anal itching. Can pinworms get under the skin as it looks like they're inside the hemorrhoids?
Parasites: I have never heard of that occurring. Recommend treating the worms. ...Read more
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
Perianal mass: That would be an unusual color for a hemorrhoid. While hemorrhoids are a common diagnosis, there are other conditions which could be confused for a hemorrhoid such as an abscess. An evaluation by a general or colorectal surgeon would be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, please don't!: This could lead to injury or infection. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. See your doctor for more help. ...Read more