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What are the symptoms of pinworms?

Intense itching around the anus and/or vagina are the classic symptoms of pinworms. Less common symptoms range from upset stomach to loss of appetite, irritability, restlessness, and insomnia.

The symptoms of pinworm infection are caused by the female pinworm laying her eggs. Most infected individuals have few or no symptoms but, if the infection is heavy, the symptoms can be correspondingly more severe.

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Comment from: worried, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 03

I had pinworms from age 5 to 11. My mother tried to manually treat the infection at home. I would like to know about the long- term impact on development or on physical health.

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