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Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Medication might: Pinworms make people uncomfortable literally and figuratively. Weight or sleep loss can occur. They are common in childcare settings but can be prevented with hand hygiene please read this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/pinworms.Html and fact sheet http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm/index.Html also tell your OB providers and discuss treatment http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can pinworms cause pregnancy problems?

Can pinworms cause pregnancy problems?

No: No, but when you're already fatigued, nauseated, and constipated, having an itchy butt can't be any fun! ...Read more

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Which medicine is the safest for treating pinworm in pregnancy ?

Which medicine is the safest for treating pinworm in pregnancy ?

None in pregnancy: The medications used for the treatment of pinworm are mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate, or albendazole. However, safety of these drugs has not been studied for pregnant women. If the infection is compromising the pregnancy (i.e. weight loss, sleeplessness) then treatment can be considered, but should be withheld until the 3rd trimester when risk to fetus is lower. Ref: http://www.cdc.gov ...Read more

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Can pinworms affect getting pregnant or a pregnancy?

Can pinworms affect getting pregnant or a pregnancy?

No: But they make you itchy in a difficult place. Can be treated, best BEFORE you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can pets cause you pinworms?

Can pets cause you pinworms?

No, but other worms: Pinworms only can come from other people. Other types or worms like "roundworms" can be contracted from pets, but it is pretty rare. ...Read more

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What causes discomfort in anus other then pinworms?

Many things: Hemorrhoids are quite common, yeast infections may occur, but the best thing to do is to get examined and find out exactly what is going on. Good luck and hope this works out quickly. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pinworms (Definition)

Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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