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Brooklynn asks:

I get little white worms in my poop and they're about the size of my pinky nail and there really thin. What could they be? They make my butt itch really bad, too.


Dear Brooklynn,

You most likely have pinworms. Pinworm is the most common worm infection in the United States.

Pinworms are parasites that live in the large intestine. They come out through the anus to lay eggs at night. Pinworms are about a third of an inch long and look like white threads. Often, some of them can be seen in the bowel movements.

When you scratch your butt in the middle of the night while you are sleeping, then touch your mouth, or food that will end up in your mouth, you eat the eggs that are under your fingernails and get re-infected.

See your doctor. There is a pill that you can take to get rid of these worms. It is called Vermox. There are also OTC meds to treat pinworms, and eating raw, shredded carrots helps to expel the worms.

Thanks for asking Motherload!

Motherload is a Certified Nurse Assistant as well as an IBS sufferer, which means she knows a lot about poop. Got a question for her? Ask it here.












733 Comments on "white worm things"

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I found a worm about two and a half weeks ago. Took medicine for it and everything. I think I had the worms in my vagina too, because in the discharge, there's like...little "pieces" (I don't know how else to describe it.)

After I found out about the worms, I washed everything in hot water (clothes, bedsheets, pillowcases, the works) and bleached my mattress out of sheer panic.

Is there something I have to do about getting the worm..carcasses..out of my vagina..? I'm so freaked out by this and I'm afraid to mention it to anyone. Please help! (I've been eating DOZENS of carrots..)

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"Is there something I have to do about getting the worm..carcasses..out of my vagina..?"

I will try to think about this, as soon as I can stop laughing.

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...I'm through laughing, now. Call 1-800-DONIKER. He may have a tool that can clean you out.

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"Is there something I have to do about getting the worm..carcasses..out of my vagina..?"

I wouldn't worry too much about it. In fact, it doesn't need cleaning out at all. The worm carcasses will decompose of their own accord, along with any remaining sloughed skin, blood and ovum from previous menstrual cycles. Uric acid helps create the proper PH level, so don't wipe after urinating either. Once this combination has been allowed to stew for a few months -- Voila! -- you have the perfect growth medium for your yeast mold collection.

Yo quiero Taco Bell.

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Sorry, I'm not getting why it's okay for the previous three posts to mock a post by someone who might have actually been concerned about a health issue? Maybe the same "janitors" that some regulars to this site laud should take a look at that kind of ridicule. Seems to me these posts are every bit as flame-like as others that have been deleted.

I guess there must be a distinction I'm missing here between telling someone you're laughing at them and telling someone you think their story is weak.

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Why don't you just do a vinegar douche to get rid of the remnants of the worms? Yuck.

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Recto, I think it's a matter of there already being quite a few SERIOUS responses. Of course, we're presuming people will know the DIFFERENCE when they read the thread. Big presumption, obviously.

Not only is there already good information to be had in the thread, but if people are silly enough to take their medical advice ONLY from a poop HUMOR site, maybe someone will say something so outrageous that the poor souls will be frightened enough to actually CONSULT A DOCTOR.

We're Poop Report.
We're Here To Help.

And To Laugh At You.

OMG. Just found my new signature. Thanks, Recto!

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Oh, okay. I guess we can assume that anyone who posts here about a healthy concern they have will be discerning enough to know that when they're being mocked it translates to "see a doctor". Gotcha.

Sorry I missed the part where the poster implied that she was taking her medical advice only from a poop humor site. I'm sure she was frightened enough to consult a doctor, rather than merely finding that her question was viewed as something that opened the door to another humor opportunity. She's probably happy to have helped.


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Okay, yeah. If you google "pinworms" there are at LEAST 100 hits on actual medical sites that come up BEFORE Poop Report. It makes perfect sense, therefore, to simply SKIP OVER FamilyDoctor, MedlinePlus, WebMD, eMedicineHealth, DrGreene, medicineEnet, mdchoice, healthcentral, mayoclinic, as well as more than 89 other MEDICAL answers. Of course. How silly of me.

But, as you point out, since the reading public appears to be incapable of discerning what constitutes the difference between actual medical advice from humor, here y'go:
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From Dr. Greene:
Pinworms
Related concepts:
Worms, Nematodes, Enterobiasis, Enterobius vermicularis
Introduction:
Although adults often shudder at pinworm infections, most kids don't have this same gut response. In any case, pinworms are mostly harmless and inhabit people in every socioeconomic group and culture.

What is it?
The pinworm, or Enterobius vermicularis, is one of the most common parasitic infections of humans. Somewhere between 10 percent and 40 percent of children have pinworms at any given time.

The adult pinworms are white and measure less than one half inch long, with the diameter of a strand of thread. These tiny roundworms are quite complex. Like us, they have mouths, throats, and gastrointestinal tracts. Like us, they have nervous systems. The females have a vagina, a uterus, and ovaries. The males have a testicle, vas deferens, seminal vesicle, and ejaculatory duct. They eat, drink, pee, poop, and reproduce sexually.

The adult worms live in the colons (large intestines) of human children and apparently feed on human fecal matter.

When adult male and female worms copulate, each female pinworm produces about 10,000 fertilized eggs. At night, the pregnant female migrates from the colon, out through the child's anus and onto the skin of the buttocks. There she violently expels all of her eggs and dies. Some of the eggs become airborne and land elsewhere in the child's room, but the great majority of the fertilized eggs stay on the skin of the child's buttocks. The eggs mature within six hours of being laid.

The adult worms and the eggs on the skin of the buttocks can cause intense itching in the child. When the sleeping child scratches, the eggs often get on the fingers and under the fingernails. If the child sucks his or her thumb or otherwise brings his or her hand to the mouth (perhaps while eating breakfast), the pinworm eggs are swallowed. They usually hatch within the small intestine and mature there. When they become adults, they move to the colon where they take up residence. The entire life cycle lasts four to six weeks.

Occasionally the story goes a little differently. Sometimes a child can inhale airborne eggs and become infected that way. Every now and then the eggs will hatch on the skin of the buttocks, and the immature larvae will crawl back through the anus, up into the rectum and eventually arrive in the colon. Also, the eggs can hatch on the skin of girls and the larvae crawl into the vagina instead of the rectum. This happens in up to 20% of girls with pinworms. The vaginal pinworms usually die out with no outside help.

Who gets it?
Pinworms are found worldwide and can affect people of all ages, although the great majority of cases occur before age 12. Pinworms occur in all socioeconomic groups, but are more common wherever children are in close contact with each other.

What are the symptoms?
Most children with pinworms have no symptoms at all. In the same way that many bacteria live in our intestines without making us sick, pinworms can live happily in our intestines without causing any problems. Since the pinworm almost always stays in the gastrointestinal tract (or vagina), there is usually no systemic illness.

Some children, however, develop nighttime itching of the skin around the anus. For a small number of these children, the itching can be quite intense.

The girls who develop vaginal pinworm infections often develop vaginal itching and sometimes a vaginal discharge.

Attempts to link pinworm infection to bed wetting or grinding of the teeth have been unsuccessful, but pinworm infestations can interfere with sleep.

Is it contagious?
Pinworms are contagious. Fertile eggs are usually spread on fingernails, but can also be spread on clothing, bedding, or even house dust. Fertilized eggs can remain alive for 20 days, waiting to be swallowed or inhaled.

How long does it last?
The life cycle of a pinworm is 4 to 6 weeks. Without treatment, infestation will continue as long as fresh eggs are being swallowed, unless a person develops immunity to pinworms, which is unusual before age 15.

How is it diagnosed?
Stool and blood tests are not very helpful in diagnosing pinworms. Seeing a worm clinches the diagnosis. Check your child's skin with a flashlight during the night and first thing in the morning. Look for white, wiggling threads. If it's not wiggling, it's probably just lint. Occasionally a wiggling worm will be seen on the surface of a stool. Pinworms are so common that children with nighttime anal itching are often treated without any lab test at all. The classic diagnostic tool is to apply a piece of transparent tape to the skin near the anus first thing in the morning. This tape can then be attached to a glass slide and examined under a microscope for the presence of eggs. Your doctor can supply you with a pinworm lab kit, if necessary. Remember, though, that these eggs are infective!

How is it treated?
The treatment is two doses of an anti-pinworm drug. The second dose is given 2 weeks after the first.

Physicians disagree about whether or not to treat all family members. Treating the infected child alone will often get rid of the infestation. Anyone who sleeps with the child, or any family member or friend with itching should be treated. In stubborn cases, treating the family members, and particularly the other children, can be a good idea.

Washing the bedding on the treatment day may help and is often recommended.

How can it be prevented?
This easily transmissible infection is very common in children. It is not a sign of poor hygiene. It is easily spread at home, school, or day care (pets have no part in the pinworm story). Since most kids experience no ill effects whatsoever, extreme measures to prevent pinworms are not wise.

I recommend trimming the fingernails, scrubbing the hands (after awakening, before meals – especially breakfast – and after toileting). These measures have never been proven to help at all, but they still seem like a good idea to me.

Where pinworms are a constant problem, treating every 3 months may help to prevent re-infestation.

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Gracious! GottaGoGirl + Motherload = GottaGo Load. Everything I ever wanted to know about pinworms, but was afraid to ask.

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i've had them for a while now.
and i am so embarassed to tell my mum.
i dont know what to do.

they are sooooo gross.
and i itch at night now.
and i know why.
so its not very easing.

another way to see if you have them is to, as gross as this sounds, stick a tampon up you butt. gross gross gross. but it gets the job done.

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Paging Double Flush, Mr. Double Flush, get out of that freaking squirrel costume we have a woman after your heart here.

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I noticed two white worms after wiping, thought I was going to freak out. Just so happens I was in the bathroom at CVS. I told the pharmacists that my child of nine had pinworms, and did they have any over the counter medication. I had to take 16 pills because of my weight. It also treats hookworms and roundworms. plus if you have any left over, it works on dogs, cats, horses and pigs.

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I've had pins since I was 7. I'm 23 now. My butt itches all the time. Sometimes at work I can actually feel the worms crawling out and then poking me! It's miserable. I finally got the guts up to goto the pharmacy and buy some medicine. So, I go to the consult window and there a cute girl working and about 6 or 7 people standing around waiting for prescriptions. So, I tell her my son has pin worms and will she please give me some Pin-X. (I don't have a son and am not married!) I thought it wouldn't be as embarrasing. Well, he yells back to the pharmasist and he says I need to take "my son" to the pediatrition. I was thing damn!! So, I said OK and then went to look for the medicine myself. I couldn't find it. I went to another pharmacy and didn't find it on the shelf and didn't have the guts to ask again. I guess I'll keep having to suffer!

Will and enema with salty water do anything to kill them? I'm desperate!!!

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If you haven't been to a doctor, how do you know WHAT you have?

Wouldn't it be better to just GO to the doc?

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Well, I'm 99% pin worms. I've seen them before in my poop. I have sqwated over a mirriw before and have seen them moving around my hole. I've never had 'roids or anything like that.

One thing that does seem to help the itching at night is rubbing a generous heap of Cortaid Maximum Strength on my butt hole. I've tried other creams and they don't work. Only the Cortaid. I might have to go to the doctor. I'm sick and tired of this!!

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If you have been living with this for 16 years and have been too embarrassed to go to the doctor, I would suggest that your first stop needs to be at a psychiatrist's office.

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L Lovelace reported that she lost her gag reflex about 38 posts ago. I think I found it...
Hey Itchy Butt Man, how long would you delay seeking medical attention if you got ole Willie One-eye caught in your zipper? Good god man.

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OMG I just went to the toilet (I'm a teenager by the way) and I'm not sure why but I looked and there were these white thin things moving about in my poop!! I haven't been itchy I don't think but now I'm really freaked out! I cant talk to my mum so I'm just gonna have to deal with it but I'm spraying everything with cleaning stuff and ill change my bed sheets. Does anyone know how to get rid of them without seeing a doctor? and how long do they last?
Oh and there's blood as well, is this normal?

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No. It's not.

Go tell your mother you need to see a doctor on Monday.

Wait!

Clean your room first. Then tell her you need to see a doctor.

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Wait, there's a Japanese film crew interested in your story, you wouldn't happen to keep eels as pets also, would you?

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I'm the one who posted before (the teenager who found them last night) and for some reason theres no sign of them today :s anyone know why this is?

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People, you can totally have pinworm even if you can't see WORMS FALLING OUT OF YOUR ASS. I do. And let me tell you, if you have any of these symptoms people are desribing, get thee to a doctor and don't be shy about what you think you have. Apparently, my roommate and I have been suffering in silence for months, not telling each other our symptoms and when I told two different doctors, they told me to use softer toilet paper. Well, I'm a female, and I've since had a lovely bout of vaginitis and a UTI, and I can't help but think they were related to my doctors misdiagnosing the pinworm. UTIs, in case you don't know, can lead to much worse infections when gone untreated, so ladies, take care.

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Hmmmm, pinworms, vaginitis and a urinary tract infection, you certainly are a find, bet you aren't too busy on weekends.

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I dunno, Bunga; she sounds as busy as a stump full of ants to me.

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Alright, Dumpster gets a plus one for making me get the dry heaves.
I used to think the shit-eating threads were the grossest on the site. Now I change my mind. This thread has to be the grossest one ever created on Poop Report. The comments on here are. GAG!!!

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The scary thing is that I read that most people actually do have pinworms to some extent and don't even know because they have no symptoms. Personally, I think it would be scarier to have worms crawling around and not know about it than to itch a little at night. (Forgive me if I sound a bit rude, I've never had pinworms that I know of...)

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I went the loo before and I saw some white things that I thought were moving. I'm 14 and I'm reallyyy ashamed and scared. I don't think I can tell me mum (too embarrassed) Can they go by themselves or must you get treated?? I'm scarredd =(

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Do you have a friend's mom with whom you'd feel more comfortable asking? Even if it was to take you to the pharmacy and get some de-worming medicine.

Pin-Rid or Pin-X: the medicine in both of those is Pyrantel; you might also look for Vermox, which is Mebendazole. I don't know what's available in your area.

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You can buy the pill to get rid of these worms from any good pharmacy including Walmart/Asda pharmacies etc. There is no need to go to the doctor if your too embarassed! They should be on the shelf at any good drug store. Fix your ass before it takes over the world!

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Itchy Butt Man (not verified) -- 01.24.2007
I've had pins since I was 7. I'm 23 now. My butt itches all the time. Sometimes at work I can actually feel the worms crawling out and then poking me! It's miserable. I finally got the guts up to goto the pharmacy and buy some medicine. So, I go to the consult window and there a cute girl working and about 6 or 7 people standing around waiting for prescriptions. So, I tell her my son has pin worms and will she please give me some Pin-X. (I don't have a son and am not married!) I thought it wouldn't be as embarrasing. Well, he yells back to the pharmasist and he says I need to take "my son" to the pediatrition. I was thing damn!! So, I said OK and then went to look for the medicine myself. I couldn't find it. I went to another pharmacy and didn't find it on the shelf and didn't have the guts to ask again. I guess I'll keep having to suffer!

Will and enema with salty water do anything to kill them? I'm desperate!!!

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Itchy Butt Man (not verified) -- 01.24.2007
Well, I'm 99% pin worms. I've seen them before in my poop. I have sqwated over a mirriw before and have seen them moving around my hole. I've never had 'roids or anything like that.

One thing that does seem to help the itching at night is rubbing a generous heap of Cortaid Maximum Strength on my butt hole. I've tried other creams and they don't work. Only the Cortaid. I might have to go to the doctor. I'm sick and tired of this!!

Dude, you must have a Universe up your ass. 16 years and you still haven't got rid of them! They have probably evolved by now!

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Wow, this is weird, but yeah I think I should tell my mom asap. I really don't want anything weird to happen and the bad thing is I'm only twelve!

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in the last 2 months i have found two worms in my vagina and dont know how i got them. i rally wanna get it sorted but i am to embarrssed to tak to anyone about it. is there any way i can sort my problem out havin to go to the doctor or telling anyone???

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magiangirl1 (not verified) -- 04.22.2007
"in the last 2 months i have found two worms in my vagina ..."

DAMN! You owe me a new keyboard. The puke shorted this one out.
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i just found out that i have worms a couple of days ago...i've had them before, and every time the seasons change i get the freaking ass biters...yesterday i drank medicine for them..but it didn't do anything..they still survived...today i drank it again in hopes of murdering the little basterds..but tonight my ass is still itching WHAT THE HECK!!!..i can't take it anymore, i washed everything, the skin on my hands is peeling of from washing for christ's sake, and the little ass whipes are still crawling around...what the hell do i do when the medicine is not helping?!?!?!

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Hi...i know i should go to the doctor cause i've had pinworms for a while..i am scared...i know all about how they've seen worse...blah..blah...anyways i heard that you can get an over the counter drug called Combantrin in canada? how do i do that? i am a teenager and do not know how to order an over the coutner drug? i am assuming i just go there and ask? do i need a care card or have to be a certain age or anything?

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You're not alone. So many people are ashamed of their butt trouble.

You can check the internet for the drug, or do some research on what classification pinworms are (use your science teacher and figure out the taxonomy) and maybe there's a pet product that we can take, but it sounds very, very risky.

I know this is scary, but your best bet is to talk to your Mom or Dad. All they'd have to do is call the doctor and get you an appointment. You might have to give a poop sample, which you can do at home, but after that, you'll get relief.

Listen, no matter how bad you feel, you must believe that there is much worse your doctor has heard. Is it really worth all this suffering to not fess up in a five minute conversation to your parents or legal guardian?

Good luck.


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I have pin worms ok. I don't wanna tell anyone and don't want to go to the doctors. I just read a post about medication available in asda pharmacies. what is it called? and do you need a prescription from the doctors?

help.

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Well, it might not be possible to get what you want the way you want it. Look, I'd like to have a smaller ass without working out, but that's not going to happen either.

Google internet pharmacies without prescription and let us know what you find.


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i think i have worms, but i don't know for sure. i took a poop yesterday and this white string looking thing came out in my poop. Only about 2 or 3 inches long. I really don't know what to do. i am only a teenager. Can you please help on what i should do.

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i have been reading through this site for a while now and noticed that about 10 people asked will they ever go away on there own... and not a single person got an answer.. well here u go

i got pinworms when i was little and it was TERRIBLE and they lasted for a very very long time and i did go to the doctors... and they didnt diagnose me for it probably because i was embarrassed and wudnt give them good symptoms. but shame on them if a little kid goes in complaining about there anus they shud automatically think pinworms.. but none the less i am happy to say they did clear up on there own...i might have just been lucky but they went away

unfortunatly i did get them again about 5 years later im not sure if the reoccurense was related but that time it went away too

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Um, im really concerned. Is there any other way than that pill to get them out of the... er ... vergina? cause if there is i need to know

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There sure is, Anonymous from 5/15...its called a blowtorch.

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"Yes, Vergina, there is a Santa Claus."

No, he won't de-worm your vagina.

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I had a problem with them once. I went to the doctor and got it all straightened out

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hi umm ive had these pinworms ever since i was a little kid. i guess i was too scared to tell my parents or just wanted to act they werent ever there so i ignored them. i was about 9 or 10 then and now im 17 and they came and went ever since then. does it mean theyve been hurting my intestines ever since i was 9?

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I have pinworms right now...don't worry anybobdy..they don't hurt, just call the doctor and tell them your problem and they will give you some medications

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Erhh....i work at walmart and i seriously dont want to go up to the pharmacist....do they have it just like on the shelf....or do you have to ask them???

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Eat one or two cigarettes, or a pinch of
Copenhagen. The nicotine will stun or kill
the worms long enough to pass them through.
Might save you the cost of a visit to the
doctor...
I got these things when I was a kid, and I
had a phobia about worms to boot. Probably
explains why I'm such a exhibit A for neurosis
to this day.

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(*Tries very hard, but eventually can't resist Googling "pinworms + tobacco + eating"*)

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i am also a teenager and also have pinworms. i dont want to go to the doctor about them because i work in the local cafe and make his sandwiches every day. (think i may loose his business if i tell him i have them!) also smeone said about getting everyone in the house to take this pill but im not telling my parents!!

I know that i should get rid of them but will they do me any harm if i dont? what i mean is can they actually harm me!!

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Wrong on SO many levels.

Um, by the way, sweetie, what's the name of the cafe where you work?

Just curious, of course.

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maybe its wrong, but i'm looking for photos.
i was using too many big words for my searches. i pared it down to "worms in my poop", and here we are.
i guess they're pinworms. i don't whether to tell my mum first, eat two cigarettes, swallow some garlic, go to the cafe for a sandwich, or buy stock in carrots. guess i could get it all from walmart, including the worms.
thanks motherload.

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That comment is kind of gross, and yet funny. Sorry, I don't think any of us have any pinworm pics to share.

God, I hope not, anyway.

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Today I went to the doctor and told him I might have pinworms.

I listed my symptoms (itching at night, white noodle-like sightings in my stool for a couple of weeks) and he said my symptoms matched pinworms and he was going to go ahead and prescribe me something (mebendazole, chewable, about $17 w/o insurance).

FOR THOSE OF YOU AFRAID TO GO TO THE DOCTOR: Be not afraid! They saw no reason to do any kind of exam or stool sample unless the medicine had no effect on my symptoms in couple weeks.

They said it was common and not a problem to get rid of. They won't look at you like a dirty freak and they won't act all awkward afterwards. Promise, I watched for it. They are there because they want to help people for a living.

Good luck, frightened ones!
(And to the others-thank you for posting your eccentric advice and tidbits, and making me feel comfortable enough with it to ask my doctor.)

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For those of you too afraid to go to a pharmacist or doctor - simply go to a pet store and purchase tablets of Mebendazole used to treat various types of worm infections in dogs. Tablets are the same 100mg size perscribed to humans.

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I'm still of the opinion that a blow torch is the quickest easiest method of dealing with this...unless you went the C-4 suppository route...

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Anonymous Coward -- 07.31.2007 -- wrote: "
For those of you too afraid to go to a pharmacist or doctor - simply go to a pet store...
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I did that; the worms went away, but now I can't stop scratching my ear with my foot.

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Well I'm going on holiday tomorrow and I don't know what to do! I ahvent got any pin-x, so will that mean ill have to cope with itching my ass whie out trying to chat up some girls in spain?
I think i'd have to jump out of the plane into the sea, than have to have little white worms laying eggs in my bum tyvm.

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Spain bound anonymous coward, take a Dremel tool with you...you'll be fine, and with the right attatchments, really popular with the ladies, and /or the guys of an alternate lifestyle...

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Hi,

I read somewhere that if you grind up a few pieces of your hair and put them in a cup of water and drink, it kills the pinworms. I did it yesterday and my butt hasn't itched since! :)

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Now, draw a pentagram in the dirt under your porch, put a candle on each point, light them, and dance naked in the moonlight.

Or the worms will come back.

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Motherload says, "When you scratch your butt in the middle of the night while you are sleeping, then touch your mouth, or food that will end up in your mouth, you eat the eggs that are under your fingernails and get re-infected."

Does that mean that if you do have pinworms, but then you don't scratch your butt at all, that the cycle will be broken and the worms will just die off without you being re-infected?

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No. You have to disinfect your sheets, pillowcases, clothes, etc. Clean you room, and make sure any laundry you have is done is hot water, especially your undies.

Killing the eggs is the way to break the cycle, and they might end up anywhere if you've touched things in your room without washing your hands.

Good luck.


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okay... so i had pinworms since i was probably 5 and i didn know what they were and was too scared and ashamed to tell anyone
i am 21 now... finally got some medicine for it but i always have yeast infections...
and yes i am 100% sure i have pinworms now
anyone know how to cure the irritated vagina

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I took a tablet to get rid of pinworms about 6 hours ago, and I still have an itchy ass? Does it take a certain time to get rid of them?

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Depends on the tablet, AC from 8/7/2007...was it legal size? college rule? perforated or gummed? perhaps it was a stone tablet...was there some silly looking writing on it, Hebrew, perhaps...with 5 suggestions for staying on Yaweh's good side?

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Honest to God, just go to the doctor already and get your shit fixed everybody--all of it. What's the worst that can happen? You might actually get better!

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You don't want the little guys to start growing and growing. What if you really have tapeworms? They could grow to be SEVERAL FEET LONG INSIDE YOU. You don't want them to set up camp in there. It would be like having a few kids in there and they would grow up to establish a community. You might as well give them the keys to the city now if you're going to give up. They're going to have their schools and homes and grocery stores well established and will be looking for pets to play with in there when they get bored! Why not throw a few granades down your throat and scare them out. It might be a little braver and smarter than going to the doctor (yea right) however there may be more cleanup with the grenades than with the blowtorch mentioned above. Some people get a kick out of fire.

I chose to go to the doctor when I got pins and the treatment was no big deal, nobody looked at me funny, I was told it is really quite common as you can get it from your fruits or vegetables not being properly rinsed or whatever. It took a few days to work, but in the meantime after taking the pill(s) it is VERY important to follow the guidelines set above with washing everything you can on hot and cleaning your room, etc. and cleaning under your nails well, and showering every day when you get up, keeping what you just took off separate and sealed in a plastic bag until you wash it. Try to change your bedding, especially the sheets daily if possible. Keep your pets, siblings, and friends off your bed and out of your room for 6 weeks to be safe.

AND TO HAWAII: Don't mess with the vagina! If you still have irritation, from whatever after 1 day, go to the doctor. It could be a bacterial infection (not necessarily an STD, but just an imbalance of your body's ph can cause bacteria to grow more than they should and over the counter yeast infection treatments will NOT help and in fact, will make you feel more irritated after use. Do not hesitate to go if this happens! you can experience fertility problems later if you don't know what you are trying to treat and keep putting off getting help.)

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do i have to go to the doctors to get rid of worms? im really embarrased!