Top
30
Doctor insights on: Hemorrhoids Or Pinworms

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Oscar Novick
258 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
What to do if I have pinworm, hemorrhoid or vaginal infection?

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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

12

12
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

13

13
What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

What is a tomy hemorrhoid?

Not sure: I have never heard of a tomy hemorrhoid. Are you certain that is the right term? ...Read more

14

14
Why is my hemorrhoid white?

Why is my hemorrhoid white?

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 more

15

15
What is done for a hemorrhoid?

What is done for a hemorrhoid?

Depends: On whether it is internal or external, just swollen or thrombosed, bleeding or not and whether you are sure it is a hemorrhoid and not an abscess. Bet bet is a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

16

16
What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

What is the medicine for hemorrhoid?

High Residue!: Hydrocortisone suppositories or cream is helpful for acute flare-ups, but more important is a high residue diet & fiber supplements to avoid constipation. ...Read more

17

17
Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

Pop my own hemorrhoid, is that okay?

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

18

18
Are there any pinworm die off symptoms?

Don't understand qs.: Pinworms die if the anal-oral cycle is broken--meaning if you do not itch and then put your fingers in your mouth. Wash your hands and be careful. There are very safe medications to treat them too. Talk to your dr. ...Read more

20

20
Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days. ...Read more

21

21
What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

Itching: Especially at night, will continue. They can migrate into the vagina and urethra laying eggs there and leading to itching in one or both locations. See this video
https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=PrUlhufWlIA ...Read more

22

22
What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

Annoying symptoms: Pinworm infestation causes the annoying symptoms of rectal itching, usually at night, and if not treated, one keeps reinfecting oneself by scratching and ingesting the eggs that were deposited when the worms come out at night to lay eggs. An uncommon complication happens if the worms get stuck in the appendix, leading to acute appendicitis that would need surgery to remove the appendix. ...Read more

23

23
What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

What's an effective treament for a hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are very common. They occur from a stasis of blood flow in the blood vessels that go to our lower intestines. As you get older you are less active and sit for longer periods of time.
Do not sit on the toilet to read. Use a soft wet type of tissue for wiping. Over the counter medicated pads may help with inflammation. See doctor if worsens. Exercise and eat fiber. ...Read more

24

24
How can pinworm be resistant to mebendezanole?

Resistance unlikely: Mebendazole is the drug of choice for pinworm and is taken as single dose of 100 mg orally. It should work well for pinworm infection. Resistance to this drug is not known. Mebendazole dose may be repeated after 2 weeks or so, if needed. Consult your doctor if you feel you still have pinworms. ...Read more

25

25
Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Yes & no: The transmission of pinworms requires the ingestion of pinworm eggs. These quite easily end up on the fingers of someone changing the bed linen or sharing a bed with an infected person who sheds them. They are not transmitted from blood, saliva or a sneeze, like many other agents. ...Read more

26

26
How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

How to tell if I have a hemorrhoid or something else?

You should: See a physician to examine and possibly run tests, hemorrhoid symptoms can be similar to something more serious. ...Read more

28

28
Symptoms of pinworms?

Symptoms of pinworms?

None or itching: Many people with pinworms show no symptoms. If they do, the most common symptom is itching around the anal area, especially at night. In more severe cases, there can be nausea, vomiting, and belly pain. ...Read more

29

29
Are hemorrhoids painful?

Are hemorrhoids painful?

Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read more

30

30
Is hemorrhoid contagious?

Hemorrhoids: Are swollen or inflammed veins in the lower rectum or anus. There are various causes including excessive straining. They are not contagious at all. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
1,231 Doctors shared insights

Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
224 Doctors shared insights

Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less ...Read more