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Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as cervical cancer?

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Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
If your under the age of 26 consider getting vaccinated for HPV to prevent cervical cancer.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pinworms cannot lead to cervical cancer.

In brief: No

Pinworms cannot lead to cervical cancer.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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