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If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Long-term pinworms

Conditions associated with untreated cases of pinworm include diarrhea, malabsorption of food, genital itching, bedwetting & vaginal discharge which can be associated with genital skin irritation and rash.
There is a higher incidence of appendicitis in people infected with pinworms but still uncertain whether the worms cause the appendicitis. Discuss your sx with pcp.

In brief: Long-term pinworms

Conditions associated with untreated cases of pinworm include diarrhea, malabsorption of food, genital itching, bedwetting & vaginal discharge which can be associated with genital skin irritation and rash.
There is a higher incidence of appendicitis in people infected with pinworms but still uncertain whether the worms cause the appendicitis. Discuss your sx with pcp.
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