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My anus feels tingly sometimes especially at night and I do not have any pin worms or anything in stool. What could it be?

My anus feels tingly  sometimes especially at night and I do not have any pin worms or anything in stool. What could it be?

Tingling or itching: Can be from pruritis ani which is most often caused by excessive caffeine and/or moisture and classically wakes one from their sleep with itching. Eliminate all caffeine, beer and keep the area dry with corn starch powder and this should go away. ...Read more

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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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Self diagnosed pin worms (haven't seen any) due to itchy anus took my second dose (14 days apart) last week itching remains? Small brown specks dirt?

Self diagnosed pin worms (haven't seen any) due to itchy anus took my second dose (14 days apart) last week itching remains? Small brown specks dirt?

No Diagnosis: You are taking medication you do not name for a problem that has not been properly diagnosed? It is time to put the medication away and go get a real examination and testing and the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I think I have pinworms. How do I know? I have a slight "pinch" around my anus. I checked and i see no worms. I am not affected diet wise or nothing out of the ordinary. I feels wierd though.

I think I have pinworms. How do I know? I have a slight "pinch" around my anus. I checked and i see no worms. I am not affected diet wise or nothing out of the ordinary. I feels wierd though.

Pinworm : Pinworm is another name for enterobius vermicularis. It lives in the large intestine. Pin worms are visible without magnification. They look like little white worms. The female is about the length of staple and the male is smaller. During sleep female pinworms travel from the large intestine to lay their eggs around the anus.
Often a person with pinworm doesn’t have any symptoms. There can be itching around the anus or vagina and in more severe cases there can be problems sleeping, sense of restlessness, abdominal discomfort and drop in appetite.
The easiest way to diagnose pinworm is using an adhesive tape from the doctor’s office. Either the first thing in the morning or in the middle of the night, you apply the tape to your anus. Egg and sometimes worms will adhere to the tape which is then brought back to the doctor. The tape is microscopic evaluated to identify the worms. ...Read more

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I have an itchy anus cud it be pinworms i don't see any in my stool but it's itching really bad ?

I have an itchy anus cud it be pinworms i don't see any in my stool but it's itching really bad ?

Might....but..: Anal itching from PW's is not from the worms but a skin reaction to the glue like material the eggs are deposited in around the anus. You can have a similar reaction or itch to yeast (from stool) bacteria, food allergies & many other things. There are over the counter pinworm meds you can try, but don't be surprised if they don't work. A little 1% hydrocortisone cream can sometimes help the itch. ...Read more

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I have just found pinworms in my vagina and anus. If i get treated for this, will the medication cure the vaginal worms AS WELL as the anal ones? How long will it take before i am safe to have sex again

I have just found pinworms in my vagina and anus. If i get treated for this, will the medication cure the vaginal worms AS WELL as the anal ones? How long will it take before i am safe to have sex again

Troublesome pinworms: Visit this amazing CDC site to learn more about pinworms: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/pinworm/
You should be able to be 'cured' easily with a medicine your doc gave you (mebendazole). The key is your partner and the environment - where did these eggs come from and how to AVOID re-infection. Eggs can last 2 to 3 weeks- and you need a second round of medication at that time, incase anything's alive ...Read more

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

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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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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Hi. Nowadays I got worms out from my anus without stool or any thing. They are syretchable small creamish in colour 1or 2 in quantity 1or 2 inches?

Hi.   Nowadays I got worms out from my anus without stool or any thing. They are syretchable small creamish in colour 1or 2  in quantity 1or 2 inches?

Pinworms?: This sounds most like pinworms. You will need albendazole, or vermox. Additionally, U. Will have to wash her hands very carefully, after having a bowel movement and you should also give us advice to everyone else in her household. Also you should wash all sheets, and pajamas more Frequently
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pinworms/article_em.htm ...Read more

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Found a rice-like worm in my 2 year old's stool, when it moved it stretched very thin, white very tiny, pinworms? Best OTC treatment? Other info?

Found a rice-like worm in my 2 year old's stool, when it moved it stretched very thin, white very tiny, pinworms? Best OTC treatment? Other info?

Pinworms: Pyrantal pamoate is available over the counter. It can be repeated in one week. Also cut nails short. And reduce sugars in diet. ...Read more

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There are little white worms around my anus and in my feces, what should I do?

There are little white worms around my anus and in my feces, what should I do?

Worms around anus: Capture some and take to your physician. Google worms in feces and look at images and match up. ...Read more

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Vagin itching on inside. No yeasty smell, pain, or discharge. Feels like something is biting but not painful. No sign of pin worms. What is it?

Vagin itching on inside. No yeasty smell, pain, or discharge. Feels like something is biting but not painful. No sign of pin worms. What is it?

Yeast? Allergy?: Yeast is still possible. The main symptom is itching/irritation, with little if any discharge and no abnormal odor. Maybe allergy, e.g. latex (condoms), douche, perfume? Itch usually isn't an STD symptom, but a possibility if at risk (new partner, partner with other partners, etc). So best to see a doctor. If no STD risk, OK to try an OTC yeast treatment, but get checked if no better in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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How long does pin-x take to kill pin worms?

How long does pin-x take to kill pin worms?

A few days: These medications work pretty fast, but the symptoms may take up to a week or more to go away depending on the severity (if the skin near the anus has been scratched raw it will take about a week to heal). If it's not gone after a week, then you may need to see your physician again. ...Read more

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If you went to a urgent care would they treat you for pin worms?

UNLIKELY: Not an emergency, you have to make sure diagnosis is correct. See your regular doctor. ...Read more

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How are meat worms and pin worms formed in body ... As i am a meat lover i consume chicken and eggs on daily baises are there any chances to me ???

How are meat worms and pin worms formed in body ... As i am a meat lover i consume chicken and eggs on daily baises are there any chances to me ???

Don't eat raw meat: The most common worms found in meat-tapeworms-are really only contracted when you consume raw or undercooked beef or pork.Theireggs can also be passed with bowel movements,so someone who is infected and does not properly wash their hands after using the bathroom can spread them.Pinworms are contracted by accidentally swallowing their eggs-usually kids passing them-and cause itching around the anus ...Read more

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Do grown up get pin worms.

Anyone can get them: Pinworms do not know your age. They are fairly contagious so if one person in a family gets them everyone gets treated. ...Read more

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How do you treat pin worms 11 year old female

Pinworms : Pinworms can be treated with products such as pin-x or reeses pin worm treatment that are available over the counter. Ask your pharmacist for help. They can also be treated by prescription vermox from your physician. ...Read more

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Can pin worms hurt my five week old baby?

Can pin worms hurt my five week old baby?

Too young to get it: You get PW by ingesting the eggs that are spread on bed linen and contaminate the fingers. Since a five week old does not control their hands and fingers, they would require an external source to feed them the eggs before they could ever have it. Even if they did, they would not be likely to have any recognizable symptoms. The PW sit in the poo like bacteria. ...Read more

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I think i might have pin worms, what can happen, i also think its because i suck my thumb.

Pin Worms: cause itching in the anal or vaginal areas etc. Infections occur usually in the very young when the eggs are introduced in the mouth after scratching the itchy areas or touching anything with the eggs. Eggs can lodge in the in the nails. Very infectious so proper hygiene, hand washing, trim nails etc. Household contacts may need to be treated. Medicine is taken once and repeated 2 wks later ...Read more

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Not sure if my 7 yrs old has pin worms, can I give him antiox for cleansing? Does he need to see his doctor first?

Antiox?: Not sure what antiox is. Could not find it on-line. The pre eminent sign of pinworms is nocturnal anal itching. The treatment is an anthelmintic. Everyone in the family should be treated. ...Read more

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I have a ten year old daughter who for awhile now has been having pooping accidents on herself. Thought at first she had pin worms. Now I don't know?

I have a ten year old daughter who for awhile now has been having pooping accidents on herself. Thought at first she had pin worms. Now I don't know?

Encopresis: Most children who have poop accidents are constipated. When they are put on a regular bowel pattern without constipation, there accidents will disappear. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good choice as a laxative to get things back to normal, but check with your pediatrician what he/she prefers. ...Read more

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Can you see pin worms eggs and tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

Can you see pin worms eggs and tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

Pinworms: Yes the worms can be seen. They are about 1/2" long. The eggs require a microscope. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can pin-worms be transferred from dogs to humans?

Help plz! Can pin-worms be transferred from dogs to humans?

No - they can't.: Humans can become infected by a type of pinworm called Enterobius Vermicularis. Dogs & cats do not become infected with this type of pinworm. It can be transmitted between people (& maybe with other primates). The answer is no - your dog will not infect you with pinworms. ...Read more

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How do pin worms differ from hemrrhoids?

Many ways: Pin worms are a parasite, they usually cause a skin reaction and itching around the anus. Other than being in the same place hemorrhoids are totally different. Hemorrhoids are an enlaregment or irritation of the normal tissue at the anus.
See your physician if you have perianal discomfort. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more