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Earlobe Leaking Fluid
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Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr. ...Read more
Infection: Most likely the ear drum perforated, water with bacteria entered into the middle ear, and now there is an infection. Recommend antibiotic drops such as Floxin (ofloxacin) or ciprodex, keep the ear dry and don't blow nose. Most perforations close but would see ENT if there is still drainage or hearing loss after a month. ...Read more
SeSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
My pierced earlobe has clear pus leaking from the hole, drying into a gross orange crust around the earring. Help!
Surgery years ago has an incision draining lymph fluid like a faucet dripping. Leg fills with fluid and incision blisters and pop for the fluid to drain. Starting to be painful blisters. Who do I see?
Depends on cause: Fluid behind eyes is usually diagnosed by an md exam and refers to leakage from blood vessel in the back of the eye. These vessels occur in, or beneath the retina. Common causes include diabetes, macular degeneration, central serous retinopathy(csr), and inflammatory conditions. Treatment can be eyedrop or injectable medication or laser depending on the cause. Csr often clears w/o treatment. ...Read more
Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?
Do not remove: You likely had an infection due to a diverticulum rupturing, causing localized peritonitis and then abscess. Treatment for this is drainage and antibiotics until the abscess and inflammation resolves. Taking the tube out too early can cause reaccumulation of pus. See a colorectal surgeon following resolution to see whether you should have follow up surgery to removed the diseased segment. ...Read more
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