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What might it mean for pus to be coming out of my bellybutton

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
That: You have an infection of it.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Strutt
11 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: Sounds like an infection. If you develop fever, increased swelling, redness, or pain you shou see a doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infection: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not clear: It is not clear in the question what what the swab test was done on. Was this on saliva, urine, skin, an area concerning for infection? Consider conta ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to rule out: Infection in the urinary system. You did not provide a quantitative information about the number of pus cells. All lab results need to interpreted in ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
TNTC: If you are referring to a urine analysis that says pus cells "too numerous to count" if usually indicates urinary infection. A urine culture will docu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pus & infection: It means you need urgent medical attention, need antibiotics and other possible interventions.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Pap smears are meant to find precancerous cervical cells. They aren't designed to diagnose infections. There are normally a wide variety of bacteria i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No alarm: Gram positive cocci can represent bacteria that are commonly found in lots of women's genital tract. It does not even mean that you have an infection ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Pus cells are degenerated white blood cells and its presence denotes inflammation inside urinary tracts does exist usually resulting from bacterial UT ... Read More
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