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    The effect of long-term pinworm infestation?
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    An_225468 posted:
    I'm 20 years old and I've been infected with pinworms for about 10-15 of those years. Though I'm now finally undergoing treatment (Vermox), I am anxious about the possible long-term effects of such a long-term, chronic infestation. I read about possible internal scarring and I'm very concerned! Thanks.
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hiya,

    I did a quick search for you here on WebMD. Click on this link Pinworms.
    But you really need to call your doctor and ask. Share your questions and concerns.
    Good Luck and Good health, Chrissy WebMD Community Staff
     
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    emilydickinson24 replied to Chris_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Thanks, Chris. I did see my doctor, however, she said she needed to do some research before she could answer my questions about the long-term affects. My biggest fear is that I might have uterine scarring that will affect my ability to conceive.


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