Symptoms of pinworms?

None or itching. Many people with pinworms show no symptoms. If they do, the most common symptom is itching around the anal area, especially at night. In more severe cases, there can be nausea, vomiting, and belly pain.
Pinworm symptoms. 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.

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What are the symptoms of pinworms?

Itching. Most common symptom is itching around the anus worst at night when the female worms lay eggs. The worms can sometimes move to vagina or urinary tract causing itching and irritation in this area as well. Read more...
Itching. We suspect pinworms when patients complain or, or are noticed, scratching their rectum. The pinworms are tiny white worms (about the size of a newsprint comma), that live in the rectum. Adult females leave the rectum and lay eggs on the skin outside the rectum. Look at the rectum, early in morning, and you may see the tiny, threadlike worms, or do a 'tape test' and have the lab look for the eggs. Read more...

What are some common symptoms of pinworms?

Most have no sx. If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Old wives tales have you believe the kids grind their teeth but that is bull. The allergic reaction that some kids get to the oily material the eggs are laid in is the basic problem. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the oil & soothing creams can help baby rest.Rx takes time. Read more...
Pinworms in Adults. 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...

Are there common cases where people wouldn't have symptoms of pinworms, and how would they ever find out?

PINWORM. Gravid female worms come down at nite, lays eggs around anal skin, eggs hatch with help of oxygen, cause auto infection; also, sheded eggs from cloths contaminate others. If you think, you have been exposed and you got the worm, one test is placing tape on skin around anus so that egg (if any) get attached, then it is tested for ova. If you are scared, just take the treatment, it won't hurt. Read more...

What other symptoms can pinworms cause except itching?

Primarily Itching. Pinworms cause perianal itching & are primarily limited to this area however they may migrate to adjacent areas & cause genital itching, Rarely they can migrate up into the vagina or the urethra causing inflammation/infection. All household members should be treated together to prevent re-infesting each other. Treatment must be repeated in 2 weeks. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. Read more...

Enterobiasis. Okay I think I have the symptoms for enterobiasis. (pinworms)?

Ok. If you are concerned then see your doctor for a prescription. Rectal itching, visible worms in the stool, and yes, teeth grinding at night can all be symptoms of pinworms. It is easily treated. Read more...

Aside from the itch, what are some less common symptoms in children with pinworms?

Most have no sx. If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Old wives tales have you believe the kids grind their teeth but that is bull. The allergic reaction that some kids get to the oily material the eggs are laid in is the basic problem. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the oil & soothing creams can help baby rest.Rx takes time. Read more...