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Pinworms (threadworms): Symptoms, causes, and treatments adult pinworm


Pinworms are small, thin, pin-shaped worms that sometimes live in the human colon and rectum. Pinworm infection occurs most often in school-aged children. If you, your child, or someone in your household has symptoms of pinworm infection, call your doctor and ask about the tape.

If symptoms are present, they are similar in both children and adults.

Pinworm infection is the most common type of intestinal worm the eggs hatch in the intestines and mature into adult worms within a few.

Pinworm infection is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 10, As adults, the female pinworms move into the colon and exit the.