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Red thread worms black thread worms

My 3 kids and I have pin worms , but I have hemroihds so tons of black fibers antd red fibers were everywhere and they sting I believe they are in my skin, now I have a lump over my heart it burns . I went to Er days ago and they said this could not be because these worms are only in Africa , these worms are in our ears as well . I'm so scared help me please
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Hello,

Pin worms are not known to cause disease or damage to the heart.

What was your diagnosis at the Emergency Department?

What medication has been prescribed to treat the pin worm infection?

~ Dr. Parks

This answer provided to you is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this Medhelp.org posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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I told the Er about  the red thread worms and they said its not possible so we have no medicine yet
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