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How to know I have worms?

By Anonymous December 3, 2016 - 7:05am
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Lately I have been paranoid that I have pinworms/thread worms. I have been to the doctors and explained that I had maybe one or two itches in my anal area a day. But I forgot to mention how my vagina itched too. More than my butt aswell He said that it won't be worms as they cause intense itching. But I read on many websites that you can have worms without knowing?? But the doctor said you can't. I'm really stressed because every time I poop I check it to see if I can see a worm. But I don't know what they should look like in poop. I have seen white substances in my poop but I don't know if it's just undigested bits of food. I'm really really paranoid and upset about this as I especially don't want them in my vagina because I have no idea how I will get the eggs that the worms lay out. Also, will they go into my vagina and cause problems in my uterus or whatever ?? I'm so scared please help me :(

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I have never heard of such a thing. It was topic Of conversation at dinner today of all places.

December 26, 2016 - 3:06pm
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Hi, Anon.

Not the best dinner conversation for sure!

December 27, 2016 - 4:26pm

Dear Anon,

Thank you for contacting EmpowHer. If you really feel as though you have pinworms, go back to your doctor and ask to be tested. Pinworm is treatable with medication. Pinworms are tiny, narrow worms. They’re white in color and less than half an inch long. A pinworm infection, also known as enterobiasis or oxyuriasis, is the most common type of worm infection in humans in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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