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Not Pinworms, so what is it? Please help...

Posted In: Infectious diseases 14 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 2, 2006
  • 06:38 PM

Hello all,
Here is the story I posted on another site.... If someone can please help in anyway, it would be GREATLY appreciated......

Thank you in Advance....

Hello all,
I hope Im in the correct forum, sorry if Im not.
Anyway, Im writing in regards for my mom. She has been experiencing "crawling" feelings on the inside of her anus.
She said that it feels like little worms moving around and is very uncomfortable.
Sometimes its much worse and sometimes it eases up. She said it gets better during the day when she is active but at night time, she doesnt get sleep as its too uncomfortable. Taking a hot bath seems to help and actually spends hours in it at night.

This has been going on for about 7 months now. She has been to countless doctors and had every test done with nothign found wrong. She has been given pills just in case she had worms of some sort, but she never seen any on the sheets and her stool was tested for them and came back fine.

I dont know where else to turn and I cant see her like this anymore. Many of the doctors have said that it may be "in her head" but my mom isnt losing it. Shes a sharp woman.

The last doctor said its probably hemoroids and is currently giving her shots on 2 week intervals for 4 shots total and she is past her second shot, but it doesnt appear to help.

The only other thing we can think of is seeing a nerve doctor, but we need help quickly as shes so down from this and depressed and stinks seeing her like this.

Any opinions will be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you,
-Rob

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  • Check for pin worms yourself. Pin worms are only active and visible at night. A stool collected during the day wouldn't have ova or parasites. And I bet the dr didn't give you the only med for pin worms. Go into a dark room, no windows, with a flashlight. Someone will have to look for her. If you wait about 10 mins, then shine the light on the anal area or wipe and shine the light on the paper, you will see the tiny worms and they are VERY active. OR you may gently rub crisco (lard) around the anus and wait in the dark room, then look- the worms are drawn to the lard and stick so you can see them. If your mom has pin worms, you will see them.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 07:57 PM
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  • It could be yeast in her colon/anus.If she was not tested for yeast or Candida...those get problematic at night too.Yeast and parasites can be safely eliminated with wild oregano tablets, taken in an empty stomach for no more than 3 weeks.Grapefruit seed extract is milder and works on yeast.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 08:02 PM
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  • I had pinworms as a teenager and again as an adult just a year ago. A very disturbing problem, my heart goes out to your mom.Forgive this graphic suggestion but it was a big help for me, I had to gently insert a lubricated finger (water or an over the counter lubricant works fine) and then scrape where I felt the most intense itching to actually remove and see that it was pin worms. They are fine, whitish, wiggling lines no more than a centimeter long like a tiny bit of thread. The problem with being given the medication for pin worms is that it is not effective in distroying the worms already in the enviornment. And pinworm eggs are so light they easily become airborne like regular household dust when shaking out bed sheets doing laundry etc. It takes a very thourough cleaning of all linens, couch covers and all areas where dust goes to remove the eggs from the enviornment. I suggest helping her with repeated deep cleaning and a repeat of the worm medication and then a follow up dose two weeks later. It is really easy to contract pin worms especially if your mom is exposed to kids who spend time in a school or daycare setting. 20% of people have pinworms at any given time because they are so easy to get. Handwashing is a big deterent to the spread but it is almost impossible to avoid all exposure to such a common pest. Normally everyone who lives in a household together should receive the two doses of medication to end the infection even if others don't show symptoms. Hemorroids are not likely to only be an irritant at night but you my try having your mother see if the itching sensation is regular. I had a hemorroid and before it cleared up I found that the itching it caused was actually me feeling my own pulse at the location of the pinched vein (which is what a hemmoroid is.) I hope your mothers condition is easily resolved and that she continues to be a bold advocate for her own care until she finds the solution.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 06:44 AM
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  • hi. could be nerve spasms related to something else. that can feel like crawling in the rectum. had she had a endoscopy or ob/gyn exam? nerve and muscle spasms there can be from pressure of growths such as polyps, tumors, endometriosis, cysts, etc.worth looking into. :)
    kamsae 88 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 00:52 PM
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  • I am probably far too late to stop someone lurking around your moms anus with a flashlight but I would like to suggest the tape test.When your mom feels the itching she must get her preprepared peice of Scoth tape and press it against her anus. The worms and eggs will stick and can be examined under a microscope.So much less messy than the lard:cool: The timing of the problem really does suggest pin worms.
    chrismia 159 Replies
    • February 8, 2007
    • 02:21 PM
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  • Perhaps your mom has mites? I did, and this is what worked for me...I got rid of them from my hair and face by using white vinegar. However, they kept coming back. Especially to my vagina and anus area. And the vinegar gave me yeast on my skin (made it a bit red, itchy, irritated) so i don't recommend vinegar! It is a yeast fermented product and contains yeast.What finally worked for me to keep them from coming back, was I rubbed my skin with hydrogen peroxide (this got rid of the itchy redness from the vinegar), and then i dried off and applied baby powder whereever the mites were biting me, to keep my skin nice and dry. This kept the mites away. I used 15% water soluble tea tree oil on my vagina and anus, and hair. This also got rid of my dandruff on my head.It only took a couple days of this, and i have no more problems with mites!I really think that mites are attracted to people who have poor health/immune systems and yeast on their skin. That's why some people get mites and others go into the same rooms and dont get bit at all. I didnt have obvious yeast on my skin, my skin looks normal, but i dont think it's something we can see.I do know that after cleaning the yeast from my skin with hydrogen peroxide, baby powder (yeast like a moist environment, and baby powder keeps the skin dry), and tea tree oil, i have had no more problems from mites, even though i do not walk around with those products on me, i still do not have problems because i killed off the yeast on my skin. They are attracted to yeast!I know i have a poor immune system at the moment, so that's why i think i get yeast on my skin. I am improving my health though through healthy diet and exercise. In the meantime, i occasionally use hydrogen peroxide and tea tree oil to prevent yeast growing back on my skin, until my health is better and my immune system is back up.So that's my theory - people with poor health, poor immune function, get yeast on their skin, and this attracts mites. If you clean your skin of the yeast using hydrogen peroxide, baby powder, and tea tree oil, and improve your immune system with healthy diet and exercise, you can rid yourself of mites. Don't forget to vacuum, and clean your floors, and do your laundry to. I add borax powder to my laundry.Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 03:57 AM
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  • It could very well be Pinworms, or it could be Restless Leg Syndrome, which is exactly what you are describing.Restless Leg Syndrome feels exactly like there is something wriggling around your body under your skin, and thought Restless Leg Syndrome suggests that it is in the legs, its not only there. It can occur all over your body, and the night time is the worst for it as it seems that as you are trying to relax and arent making much movement, its kicks in more.I know this personally because i have it, and have gotten very used to it now. Doctors can almost never tell when someone has this, as there are no signs, and can only take the persons word for it and that is why even thought they may suspect this is the problem, if its not and they are wrong they can be held reliable.If you want more information on Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) perform a google search for it.Hope this helps!
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  • Okay listen out there pinworm sufferers. This also applies broadly to any intestinal parasite. Brown rice. It has a property in it Gamma Oryxanol that repairs the liningof he intestinal track. Also DGL, a form of licorice helps repair lining, as does L-Glutamine.But for me just eating organic brown rice helped to heal my gut and voila! worm problem was gone. Of course I am still super wary of sugar and having too much exposure to wheat.Leaky gut is the condition that apparently may make some more susceptible than others.Eat brown rice every day for three months or more. (I add 1 heaping tablespoon of Ground fresh refrigerated flax seed to my rice with a bit of maple syrup and butter. So yummy.) Educate yourself on "Leaky Gut". I can't believe the rice has handled my problem, but I don't tempt fate by eating much sugar.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2010
    • 02:19 AM
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  • It could very well be Pinworms, or it could be Restless Leg Syndrome, which is exactly what you are describing.Restless Leg Syndrome feels exactly like there is something wriggling around your body under your skin, and thought Restless Leg Syndrome suggests that it is in the legs, its not only there. It can occur all over your body, and the night time is the worst for it as it seems that as you are trying to relax and arent making much movement, its kicks in more.I know this personally because i have it, and have gotten very used to it now. Doctors can almost never tell when someone has this, as there are no signs, and can only take the persons word for it and that is why even thought they may suspect this is the problem, if its not and they are wrong they can be held reliable.If you want more information on Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) perform a google search for it.Hope this helps!restless leg syndrome is managed excellently w/a drug called 'neurontin (gabapentin-generic) i cant see the symptons relating to pinworm symptoms, however...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2010
    • 03:03 PM
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  • Hello all,Here is the story I posted on another site.... If someone can please help in anyway, it would be GREATLY appreciated......Thank you in Advance.... Hello all,I hope Im in the correct forum, sorry if Im not.Anyway, Im writing in regards for my mom. She has been experiencing "crawling" feelings on the inside of her anus.She said that it feels like little worms moving around and is very uncomfortable.Sometimes its much worse and sometimes it eases up. She said it gets better during the day when she is active but at night time, she doesnt get sleep as its too uncomfortable. Taking a hot bath seems to help and actually spends hours in it at night.This has been going on for about 7 months now. She has been to countless doctors and had every test done with nothign found wrong. She has been given pills just in case she had worms of some sort, but she never seen any on the sheets and her stool was tested for them and came back fine.I dont know where else to turn and I cant see her like this anymore. Many of the doctors have said that it may be "in her head" but my mom isnt losing it. Shes a sharp woman.The last doctor said its probably hemoroids and is currently giving her shots on 2 week intervals for 4 shots total and she is past her second shot, but it doesnt appear to help.The only other thing we can think of is seeing a nerve doctor, but we need help quickly as shes so down from this and depressed and stinks seeing her like this.Any opinions will be GREATLY appreciated.Thank you,-Robi have the exact problem as ur mom so tell her she is not on her own , i have it now for 10 months , although it doesnt seem to be as intence as ur mom`s its still very annoying, it`s ruining my life sex lie the lot im araid to pass to anyone wouldn be a nice. so if u have found a cure for this annoyance plz plz post and help me.
    dermy wormy 2 Replies
    • December 19, 2012
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  • From what I've read, they say that you need to repeat the treatment two weeks later to kill the eggs that have now hatched. Many said that Pin-X didn't work for them, they said that Mebendazole or Albendazole were the only things that worked. Hard to get the prescription filled in many pharmacies, but, not impossible. You may need to find a compounding pharmacy that has the right ingredients to make it. Keep looking for the right pharmacy and for the right doctor. It is so worth it to finally find the cure. Good luck to you and your dear Mom.
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  • Hi rob. Did your mom ever get relief? If so could you please tell us how. Thanks
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  • Can you tell me please how she become normal same thing happen to me I'm dieting can't sleep
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  • Your mom may have Lichens Sclerosis. I had it for decades before getting diagnosed. You wouldn't believe the things doctors said, I'd been miserably undiagnosed from the age of seven/eight till I was 36. It mainly affects middle aged women, and is considered rare in children.

    At times it flares up and becomes unbearable. It was during one of these times that I went to an ob/gyn who was researching and writing about LS. Upon examination, he believed it was LS and asked to take pics. He confirmed the diagnosis by doing a punch biopsy in three areas.

    I'm now 52 and my current doctor sees few signs of it. Over the years I have relied on Chlobetasol Propionate only when I have a flare up. I was told to use it all the time, but it will thin the skin and is not necessary. A tube will last me years. I also use ScarZone. It has been the best treatment I could discover and is the reason my skin in the area is fairly normal. I so appreciate finding that info on the internet!!!
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