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Signs of Pinworm

Symptoms of Pinworm

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Pinworm may include:

Note that Pinworm symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Pinworm signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Pinworm:

Pinworm Infection: DPD (Excerpt)

Itching around the anus, disturbed sleep, and irritability are common symptoms. If the infection is heavy, symptoms may also include loss of appetite, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping. Symptoms are caused by the female pinworm laying her eggs. Most symptoms of pinworm infection are mild; many infected people have no symptoms. (Source: excerpt from Pinworm Infection: DPD)

Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Folklore is filled with fantastic descriptions of symptoms and abnormal behavior blamed on pinworm infection. Actually, the symptoms are usually mild and vague. Movement of egg-laden female worms from the anus will often produce itching of the anus or vagina that, in some cases, may become very intense and even interfere with sleep. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Pinworm article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Pinworm?

The phrase "signs of Pinworm" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Pinworm that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Pinworm" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Pinworm.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Pinworm. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Pinworm has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Pinworm signs or Pinworm symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Pinworm may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Pinworm symptoms.


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