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What does a doctor do when he checks for pinworms?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Tape test

U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.
The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs a piece of clear tape placed over the butt crack can be placed on a slide & presence of pw eggs verified. Sometimes pw are visible on exam. They are thread like & about an inch long at maturity.

In brief: Tape test

U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.
The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs a piece of clear tape placed over the butt crack can be placed on a slide & presence of pw eggs verified. Sometimes pw are visible on exam. They are thread like & about an inch long at maturity.
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