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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: Parasitic infection
|jvr - Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:01 am||
I have been feeling worm like sensations in my anus region for the past 2 or more years. I saw an gastroenterologyst once. I done two different stool samples with two different doctors. Both test came negative. I feel that the tests don't do anyjustice. I don't know what else I need to do and I need to know what is the next procedure to examine my problem. Please respond. Thanks.
|Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:58 pm||
Since it appears that parasitic causes have been ruled out, have you discussed with your doctor about using over the counter products or ointments for example, hydrocortisone creme? A suggestion that may reduce the sensation of itching is, immediately after bowel movements cleanse the area with water from a squeeze bottle (without soap) or unscented baby wipes to reduce irritation. After cleansing pat the area dry. Use unscented bathroom tissue and wear cotton underwear.
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