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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.

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Does Flagyl treat pinworms. Dr said I have hemorrhoids was prescribed anucort. Flagyl & Monistat for yeast bt hw cn I b sure its only hemorrhoids?

Does Flagyl treat pinworms. Dr said I have hemorrhoids was prescribed anucort. Flagyl & Monistat for yeast bt hw cn I b sure its only hemorrhoids?

Metronidazole: Flagyl does not treat pinworms. Cannot tell what you have and am unaware why you are concerned about pinworms. Best wishes.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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