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Pinworm Pictures In Stool
Check For Eggs: Pinworms can be seen in stool however many people do not see them until treatment has begun and passage of dead worms begins. Worms can be seen in anal folds 2-3 hrs after sleeping however another way is to check for eggs if you suspect infection: touch anal area to sticky side of transparent tape, then take tape to doctor for microscopic exam. Collect specimens for 3 mornings before bathing. ...Read more
Always have a piece of string hanging out from the end of my stools. Is this fibre? I have taken meds for pinworms a few weeks ago. Nothing moves
If I have not seen any dead/live pinworms in stool after mebendezanole dose does this mean I don't have them?
ATiny bright white string in stool. Pinworm? I took mebendezanole a few weeks ago. Nothing seen otherwise. It wasn't moving, would more b seen?
I treated my 2 month old with albendazol on Friday evening, but today which is Sunday afternoon I am still seeing live pinworms in her stool. Normal?
My Child is on his second medication for pinworms but he still has lots of dead ones coming out in his stool. I'm quiet concerned at this point. Many thanks?
Enterobius: Some of pinworm larvae may hatch on the anal mucosa, and migrate up the bowel This retroinfection can lead to a heavy parasitic load and autoinfection through the anus-to-mouth route or through retroinfection often requires repeated treatment, at 2-week intervals, in order to remove the infection completely. Cleaning the house is essential and often very difficult. ...Read more
Scared?: These are common human only parasites that are just a nusicence not a threat. There only downside is the itchy skin rash they cause on the bottom that causes aggravation. They are easily treated. ...Read more
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
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
I sometimes have what looks like a white thread in my stool, sometimes I only see 1 or a few, once I saw many. I don't know if it's fibers or pinworm?
Likely not: As an adult, you acquire pin worms by ingesting the eggs when they get on your hands caring for in infected toddler. The worm lays its eggs around the anal opening and the glue like material that holds the eggs produces a skin reaction/itching. Most adults pass thread like debris as byproducts of veritable intake, since humans do not digest some of the cellulose that accompanies these foods. ...Read more
Once you've taken all medication of albenza (albendazole) for pinworms is it normal for stool to come out quick and have a lot. Mines even a bright brown color?
Albenza (albendazole): Each individual may respond differently to the drug. It may increase transit time for stooling or not. ...Read more
For pinworms I took 1 albenza (albendazole) 5weeks ago, 2nd 3weeks ago, and reeses 1week ago. I assume they're gone. No serious itch. Why do I still see some in stool?
Stool: You may be seeing dead worms or your imagination is working overtime. See your foctor to have him take a test to see if you still have problems. ...Read more
Is It possible for pinworms to live in hard constipation stools? Or are they only present in soft runny stool?
Saw wriggling pinworms in stools as a kid but never had treatment. 30 yrs later, no symptoms but should I take meds now to be sure they're gone?
Can people have persistent pinworm infection even when taking meds regularly at two week intervals & good hygiene, white bits in stool won't go?
Re-Infection Common: Persistent infection is common with pinworms and is commonly due to re-infection. In addition to re-treatment, do the following: Change underclothes and bed sheets, bathe in the mornings, wash hands/clean nails before handling food, keep fingernails short, avoid nail biting, avoid scratching perianal area, and all household members should be treated as a group. Follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more
Is there an over counter medicine that I can take that will be strong enough to kill my pinworms? I passed an earthworm thing in stool, since I have
Yes: Pyrantel pomate is sold otc under various names like pin-rid, antiminth (pyrantel) and pin-x. When used as directed it has activity against several worm like paracites. The earthworm like thing was not a pin worm but likely ascaris. This product may help. A visit with your doc and some stool studies may be needed to sort out what problems you have. ...Read more
Hello! I think I may have pinworms. I experience no itching and I only see them in my stool. Will they go away with strict hygeine alone?
I had pinworms as they were in my stool so I took medicine but I noticed there are what look like tapeworm eggs instead. Were they pinworms or not?
Or MULTIPLE parasitic infections are NOT that uncommon!! You need a stool exam for OVA (eggs) and the parasites themselves...then proper TREATMENT (Often a sinfle treatment with a "Broad spectrum" anti-helminth (anti-worm) will "do the trick"
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
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
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?
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
I see white things in my stool often (daily), I have IBS due to stress. I am scared it is pinworms. Pediatrician said it isn'? Help! I think it is :/
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
I've been aware of my pinwoms for a few days and I don't experience itching. I'm noticing less and less in my stool. Will good hygiene alone fix this?
You need treatment: Good hygiene will help but you need to get treatment to get fully eradicated from pin worm infection. ...Read more
I have pin worm and back tiny bug passed in my stool I take albendazole and Vermox for 3 days many times but it is not work how can you help me?
Worms: The only way to know whether your drugs are working is to do another ova and parasites test. ...Read more