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Doctor insights on: Pinworms Cause Complications Pregnancy

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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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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Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as ovarian cancer?

Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as ovarian cancer?

No: But I would get it treated as well as anyone in your household asap. ...Read more

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Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as cervical cancer?

Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as cervical cancer?

HPV not pinworm: Pinworm infestation can lead to complications, and they are often symptomatic, usually with anal itching, as they emerge at night. However, cervical cancer is more likely to arise following infection by high risk subtypes of a virus called human papilloma virus (hpv), and this can be detected during routine pap smear. ...Read more

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I have pinworm and my stomach really hurts. Is this cause of the pinworms?

I have pinworm and my stomach really hurts. Is this cause of the pinworms?

Unlikely: Pinworms live in your large intestine and come out at night to lay eggs on your skin in the rectum area. It causes a lot of itching in that area. If you scratch you will get the eggs on you hands then when you touch something else the eggs stick on it and the next person who touches it gets the eggs on their hands. If these hands go in the mouth the eggs turn into pinworms in that person. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

Same as in kids: They only way to get pinworms is to swallow some pinworm eggs (accidentally). This occurs when a person puts his fingers or hands in his mouth after getting an egg or two (or more) on his fingers or under his nails. ...Read more

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Do pinworms usually cause your rectum to bleed?

Do pinworms usually cause your rectum to bleed?

Not the worms: Pinworm infection is caused by enterobius vermicularis a small, white worm w/ pointed tail. In humans, they reside in the lower colon. Typically asymptomatic or cause perianal itching. The tiny worms are not invasive and do not cause rectal bleeding. Severe irritation from aggressive scratching could be source of local, minimal bleeding but is unlikely. ...Read more

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How often so pinworms cause itching? Been having nocturnal itching a few times in the past month (But only like 2-3 nights & not consecutive).

How often so pinworms cause itching? Been having nocturnal itching a few times in the past month (But only like 2-3 nights & not consecutive).

Anal itching: Other diagnosis such as hemoroids, fungal skin infections come to mind for an adult. Pinworms are not usually seen in adults. See a doctor for anoscopy examination by Family Doctor or GI specialist. ...Read more

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What causes anal itching beside pinworms?

What causes anal itching beside pinworms?

Most common problem: Is hemorrhoids. Try tub baths a few times a week instead of shower, use pre-moistened wipes in a dabbing rather than "sandpaper" motion, prep h is worth a try. If this doesn't work, pcp or medical GI help. ...Read more

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Do pinworms cause pain in the butt or just pruritus ani?

Do pinworms cause pain in the butt or just pruritus ani?

Itching: The pinworms themselves can go unnoticed by the body & do not cause pain. It is actually the egg laying of pregnant worms in a mucus that triggers a skin eruption/rash/itching. The rash is much like a poison ivy reaction & can persist for a while after the worms are killed off. ...Read more

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Could pinworms cause an upset stomach?

If left untreated it: Is possible. Pinworm symptoms can include gastrointestinal upset, anal or vaginal itchiness, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, irritability, restlessness. Untreated pinworm infection can lead to weight loss, diarrhea, genital rash, urinary incontinence and vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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What could cause pinworms?

Ingesting the eggs: Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected infants & toddlers, shed into their clothing from the skin around their anus where the adult worm lays them. The eggs are laid in a glue like substance that irritates the skin, so the kids are often scratching the area & dispersing the eggs. If the kid or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs & start over. ...Read more

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Do pinworms cause itch during the day?

Do pinworms cause itch during the day?

Maybe.: Pinworms could cause itching during the day, especially if you are infested with a lot of them. Other causes are possible, like a dermatitis from a soap, detergent or fabric softener, or even cleaning to often. See a doc to see if pinworms are the problem. You can collect the eggs at home See http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pinworm/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20027072 ...Read more

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What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

Eggs: Infection is transmitted through the consumption of pinworm eggs. ...Read more

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Can pinworms cause a dry feeling anus?

Possibly: The fertile female pin worm exits the anus during quiet periods to lay their eggs in a sticky glue-like mucous. Many develop a itchy rash in reaction to this glue. The itchiness is helpful in dispersing the dried eggs. A non-specific irritant dermatitis is part of this cycle of life for pin worms. ...Read more

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Will the itching caused by pinworms happen every night?

Will the itching caused by pinworms happen every night?

Most likely: It is at night that the pinworms come down from the upper large intestine to the anal area and that is why there is anal itching. This generally would happen every night until you get treated ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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