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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Draining Puss/Blood: Abscess when draining will often drain puss and puss mixed with blood.Consult your doctor as you may need Antibiotics and if not draining well may nee ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Not normal: It depends on body location and time frame. It might bleed for a week, but if it's much longer than that, there could be persistent infection, skin ca ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, you could have: A pilonidal cyst or other type of cyst. Please get this medically evaluated promptly.
A female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor...: The antibiotic may need to be switched, or the boil (abscess) may need to be drained to clear it up.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. However, you should try to put pressure on the bleeding site, after applying ... Read More
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Inflammation: Furuncles or pimples can be associated with a significant amount of inflammation, and this can cause some bleeding when it is opened. This can be exag ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibioti ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This could be an: abscess. An abscess can be loculated - so even in one portion erupts there may still be chambers of pus below. You may need a medical provider to brea ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is not "normal" to get boils all over. What do you do about it??? You need an exam. Pilonidal sinus? Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Staph furunculosis? ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wilk
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Poss. anal fistula: Your history suggests that you may have an anal fistula which is an infection in an anal gland which first appears as a 'boil' and then continues to d ... Read More
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