Main Article on Pinworm Infection Question: What symptoms did you experience with pinworms? Submit Your Comment Comment from: Kim86, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 26 I have been having problems with pinworms sense October 2019, and the thing is I got treated, then they kept coming back. The family of 7 I live with thinks I'm crazy but my niece and nephew got diagnosed in January 2020, and my symptoms came back again. My husband thought I was crazy, now he's got it. We've been treated with no luck, and just because of it I got vaginal bacteria. I treated that, but no luck still, since it's caused by the pinworms. I'm moving out with my husband to another place and see if we can figure it out. Comment from: Cross, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 21 My dog had fleas, so I thought that the itching I was having at night was from them. Months later I was still having issues, feeling like something was biting my bottom, something crawling on my skin, and rashes. I finally found a worm on my mouth and realized what was going on. I've taken a dose of pyrantel and 2 doses of mebendazole for the pinworms and still have issues. I am cleaning, etc., but I think it's been going on so long I have more than normal. Girls get them in our other areas so harder to get rid of. Comment from: Ian illes, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 03 All you need to do is go to your local Walmart or pharmacy store and get pinworm medicine, there is no prescription needed to get the medicine. If you live with anybody give them the medicine too. Also wash everything on your bed. Comment from: Henrietta, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 24 In my vagina and anus area it looks like pus, whitish in color. Its movements are like pinworms, even when you take a closer look at the pus you can see something moving inside. It’s so irritating, itching and unbearable. Even my kids also are complaining of it. I don't know the medication to cure it now. Comment from: Nkanyiso N, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 31 I feel movements in my anus, as if there is something crawling, not sure if it is pinworms but it's been going on for around 18 months now. I'm getting more and more worried, I've taken tablets for pinworms but doesn't seem to work. It doesn't really hurt but the constant movement is really disturbing and irritating. I'd like to know what I can do to come to the end of this horrible experience. Comment from: Wanda68, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 30 My daughter is having the same problems with pinworms. My daughter says they are all over her house, now mainly on the kitchen counter. Comment from: Concerned , 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 22 I still have pinworms since March 2020. They are highly contagious, and are in everything, from clothes, furniture, tooth brushes, etc., even when you cook! My hair is very sensitive and I have taken lots of pictures. Maybe I'm nuts, but they are quite interesting. I was told they won’t hurt you. But you are right, nothing seems to work. They can live through heat and cold. They’ve been around for over a million years. Comment from: Dr. Bungo, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 10 For pinworms buy pyrantel pamoate worm medicine, it comes as 144 mg of drug in each 1 ml of liquid and about 50 ml in the bottle. You can verify with your pharmacist as well. Get your weight and the weight of your spouse and child(ren) and let the pharmacist work out your dose. It is 11mg/kg to a maximum dose of 1000 mg. Comment from: Lilo, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 04 I feel movement in my anus from the pinworms. I try to have a bowel movement but nothing comes out. I literally force it out but only gas comes out. This is frustrating. Comment from: Israel, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 22 My anus is itchy. Its itchiness intensifies during sleeping time at night. I feel like something is moving inside my anus. I wonder if I have pinworms. Comment from: Vishala, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 09 I came out from the bathroom and felt itchy in my anus. I took a torch and saw that it was a worm. I got scared. I took deworming tablets for the past 15 days. But I think it's not working for the pinworms. I am really scared. SLIDESHOW Super Tips to Boost Digestive Health: Bloating, Constipation, and More See Slideshow Comment from: Parasitic, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 22 Itch in rectal area, wriggling feeling in the anus, painful urination, wriggling feeling in nostrils, severe constipation, joint pain at night, and rash on chest and arms were my symptoms of pinworms. I started taking 3 probiotics and 9 garlic cloves daily. Put VapoRub in and around anus at night. Finally I am rid of them after years of problem. Comment from: Wormstop , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 24 I have been using Wormstop for 3 weeks. The pinworms still don't want to go away. I don’t know what to do. It still feels like something is moving. Comment from: Grace ndhlovu, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 03 Something is moving in my anus and feels very uncomfortable. It's not itching, just moving. I am not seeing anything, I think they are pinworms and I think I really need help. Comment from: Mano, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 08 I have had worm-like movement in my anus for a decade now. Even after deworming for pinworms, it persisted. I also have severe waist joint pain, weak erection and quick ejaculation. I am confused and I need help. Comment from: Marie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 23 I had pinworms as a kid. Recently I went swimming and found a worm crawling into my skin. Whoa! I freaked out. Now I’m experiencing anal itching and extremely uncomfortable. My cat has roundworms and tapeworm, but I got him medicines. The doctor has prescribed praziquantel or Pin-X, but I’ve had no stool samples taken yet. I have not seen any pinworms in my stool though. This is horrible. Comment from: Bugs, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: December 28 Feeling something moving in my anus, I wonder if they are pinworms. I can't see anything, and feel no itchiness, just something moving. I get nauseous often but been thinking it is due to the hernia in my stomach. Comment from: Keeti, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 28 I am feeling so uncomfortable while I have bowel movement. At my anus it's like the skin is breaking when I'm trying pass the stools, and after that it is continually paining at the anus. I wonder if it might be pinworms. Comment from: Curious, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 14 Tonight while sitting on the couch, I felt something moving inside the rectum area. It is not itchy, just feels like something is moving or wiggling. I wonder if it could be pinworms. I’ve been on antibiotics for two weeks for an insect bite. Comment from: gina moore, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 06 I felt tired, bloated. I can’t understand why they say pinworms are not harmful. How can that be! I did not feel the same. Doctors need to be more educated on this. Comment from: hernandez, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 05 I first noticed my health started spiraling fast. In 6 years I started noticing outbreaks of rashes on my legs. Now 6 years later my liver is damaged, I noticed some stringy thread looking things in my motion. I don’t even know how many times I went in to hospitals over these last 6 years. I went into premature labor, I am diabetic, and on my scalp line I get these huge itchy welts. I didn’t know what I was experiencing but there’s also crystal like splinter looking thing that came out of my ankles when I put some medicine from Mexico to treat scabies. I also get these very painful splinter feeling things in my vagina when I attempt to bathe every day and get tired. I have soreness on my legs, stomach aches and am nauseous and wonder if this sounds like I might have pinworms. Comment from: Yuku, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 14 Pinworms are itchy. Comment from: Finally Free!, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 31 I had many symptoms for years of several parasites, after many exposure risks throughout my life. For ten years every time I asked my doctors for help, they laughed, called me crazy and swore that it is 'impossible to catch any parasite in America because we are so clean and healthy'. I finally stopped listening to them and treated myself for pinworms and other parasites. Health has improved 100 percent. QUESTION Pancreatitis is inflammation of an organ in the abdomen called the pancreas. See Answer Comment from: Zella W, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 02 I feel something moving in my anus, probably pinworms. It is moving around and it creeps me out. Comment from: Andrew Heita, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 04 Something is moving in my colon or anus but sometimes annoying me too much. I wonder if they are pinworms. Comment from: Subramany, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 12 Difficulty due to pinworm started one year back. I used albendazole, mebendazole, etc., in large quantities, but no use. Comment from: pinwormkiller, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 19 Last week I started to feel this itchy sensation in my rectal area, and I assumed it was just because I possibly did not wipe myself well. But then it was not going away and it somewhat started to be painful. I never experienced this before. But still I shrugged it off like I did the first time. Then one night I went to the bathroom and scratched my rectum and I found one under my nail! I was horrified. As soon as I could I disposed of the wretched thing. I told a close friend. Then the next day I sought medical attention and had pinworms. Comment from: mew, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 13 It started with a sore bottom and got worse with itch redness, and skin breakdown. Then they traveled toward the vaginal area, where urination was painful and itching continued. Comment from: Kk, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: June 08 Itchy down there. Some came out in the bathroom, little white wriggly things. Comment from: Sapfire, 13-18 (Patient) Published: April 30 I had them as a child. Now I have them again! Comment from: tickle, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 19 Two months ago, my daughters had pinworms. I didn't have any symptoms until after a doctor confirmed that my daughters had them. A few days later, I felt a tickle in my rectum like something moving. I had had pinworms once or twice when I was a child and remembered what it felt like, so I instantly rushed to the bathroom to see if I was correct or just being paranoid since my daughters had them. I found 2 worms. I got them out and never had any symptoms again. I still checked my bowel movements in the toilet every time afterwards for quite a while but never saw anything so I thought that maybe I had just stopped the worms just as it was beginning and now they were gone. I never did research online about it. A few days ago, I randomly felt a tickle again. I ran to the bathroom again and got another worm out using a mirror. Disgusting, I know, but I'd rather get it out! Yuck! So I assume that I have had them this whole time and definitely will be getting OTC medication. Now that I think back the last 2 months, I have been having bowel movements much more often. I have one every day or two whereas typically I only have a bowel movement once or twice a week. Each time I felt the tickle, it was after a bowel movement. I never saw worms in the toilet though and I never have a tickle or itching at night or any other time. Comment from: norma, 65-74 Female Published: January 19 My children got them when they were young from a stray cat that they put on the bed. Our whole family got them and was treated. Now they say that they weren’t caused from animals. Comment from: craig, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 13 I had this when I was a kid. I remember the seeing the worms and being amazed but they must have gone away because I never told my parents about them. Now thirty-nine years later, here they come again driving me crazy at night. Comment from: Richard, 75 or over Male Published: December 05 I have had pin worms off and on since childhood. Now I am 87. Again I have them so will take action to purge them out once again. The itch is very noticeable. Comment from: Grandma, 3-6 (Caregiver) Published: December 05 All my grandkids ages 4, 5, and 6 have itching bottoms. Also red spots, like a rash on their bottoms. Comment from: little one, 3-6 Female (Patient) Published: October 11 With pinworms, I had itchy privates and pain at night. Published: September 26 When I had pinworms, I had an extremely itchy anus, mostly at night. That didn't go away or ease up! I have no idea HOW I contacted them as there are no children present here. Pin- X helps. Comment from: 7-12 Male Published: July 18 We live in HK. I took my boys to Vancouver last summer. My little one told me couple of times that "there are worms in my poop," but he has developmental delay, so I really didn't pay any attention at first because I thought he didn't know what he was saying. But one night, after he pooped, he said it again, then I took a look in the toilet and I freaked out! I saw so many white worms in the poop, and they're alive! It was really creepy and I was so scared. Later that night when my son was sleeping, I checked his bottom, saw some worms crawling out. I searched the internet and I was pretty sure what they were. So I took my boys to the clinic the next day and got the medication, I also treated the elder one and me just in case. It came back to the little one after couple of months, we used the same treatment. Now it's another summer holiday, and we're in Vancouver again, and I just found out my boy has got pinworms again! But I'm more calm now, compared the first image I saw, it's nothing now. I’m taking the boys to the doctor again tomorrow. I don’t understand why this keeps happening. Comment from: Rebecca, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 14 My pinworm infection started with an itchy anus proceeded by itchy face, insomnia, and irritability. I have treated this a few times but it seems to come back after about three months. My doctor and I are both bewildered by this. I seem to be highly resistant to medication for it. Comment from: 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 01 One night before bed my 4 year old daughter jumped up telling me "there's a tickle in my bottom!" She had never said that before. She asked me to look and I saw a little white worm. I took it out and put it between tape. I was freaked out! I was surprised to find out how common pin worms are. Still didn't make me feel any less worried or sickened. We continue to clean everything and treat her with medications to be sure. Comment from: Miedo, Female (Patient) Published: February 25 In the weeks previous to diagnosis, I experienced anal itching off and on. Then it became noticeable that it was always at night around 9 p.m. and quite severe. It was accompanied by a "tickling" or a feeling that "something was moving" in the rectal area. As it worsened, I became panicky and fearful about that time every evening. Finally, on a Sunday, I called my health care provider and she prescribed Mebendazole 100 mg. I was to take one the first day, one in one week and one the week after that. I took the first one, thought I felt better, then two days later I was sure I felt it again, though less severe. I went ahead and took another tablet. Things lessened, but two days later I became sure I was feeling it again. I am possibly going to take another tablet. I think one of the worst things about this is psychologically I feel fearful, dirty, anxious and powerless. I have seen enough pictures of what they look like to really "creep me out." What makes it even worse is that I am a health care professional and never even dreamed I could pick this up. I feel this is devastating me, at least for now. I feel like crying and I am not sure if I really feel it now or am just imagining it. I have looked with a mirror and cannot see what I think I feel....To tell you the truth I am scared.