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pruritis ani

(4 Posts)
lemonsandelderflowers Thu 18-Aug-16 20:31:19

How do you know if you have worms or just an itchy bum? it does seem worse at night which is a symptom I know, but I haven't seen any in stools or paper.

chough Thu 18-Aug-16 21:08:10

Could be piles, lemons: they can be intensely itchy.
You need a trip to the GP to be examined.

Silvercatowner Thu 18-Aug-16 21:54:52

Threadworms are tiny, you wouldn't see them on paper. Get some Ovex and take that, if you are still itching then go to your doctor.

overwhelmed34 Thu 18-Aug-16 21:58:01

Get the gp to have a look. I suffered for about a year with this because I was too embarrassed. Turns out there was a fissure (unhealed since dds birth) and a week of steroid cream cleared it right up! I had assumed it was piles and so was taking stuff for that....which obviously didn't work!

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