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I have yellow pus in my throat which was negative for mono and strep. I also have a runny nose and feminine discharge. What do you think the issue is?

I have yellow pus in my throat which was negative for mono and strep. I also have a runny nose and feminine discharge. What do you think the issue is?

Hard to say: I can't link your two symptom areas without bringing up the possibility of a STD, which would not be found on the tests you mentioned. The puss in your throat could reflect a sinus infection with drainage or just a bad viral infection. The origins of feminine discharge are numerous and defined best with appropriate study of the discharge. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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I have pus postules in my throat my dr prescribed amoxicillian but did not give me a throat culture I am wary of taking unneccessary antibiotics I don?

I have pus postules in my throat my dr prescribed amoxicillian but did not give me a throat culture I am wary of taking unneccessary antibiotics I don?

Pus equals infection: The presence of "pus postules" in itself is a sign of infection. If you are not allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin is as good a choice as any since the most likely organisms causing the infection are likely to be sensitive to this antibiotic. ...Read more

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What can it mean to have pus cells in your throat?

What can it mean to have pus cells in your throat?

Many causes: While the glands of the throat typically produce one to two quarts of mucous daily, which filters the air and traps foreign matter you inhale, abnormal substance like pus in the throat is a symptom of a wide variety of throat problems ranging from strep throat to bacterial infections. I would see your doctor to have it diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is the small white pus type balls from throat?

What is the small white pus type balls from throat?

Tonsil stones: These may be tonsilloliths, or "tonsil stones." The tonsils naturally have "crypts" or deep pockets/tunnels into them. These can collect small food particles and harbor bacteria. These food particles and bacteria collect into small, white/yellow, foul-smelling clumps that may cause localized throat irritation. They may come out on their own or you may express them with a finger, water pick, etc. ...Read more

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I just have one pus. Pocket on the left side of throat it does not hurt just trying to figure out?

I just have one pus. Pocket on the left side of throat it does not hurt just trying to figure out?

Maybe not pus: Often food particles or mucus can be trapped in crypts in tonsils. If no symptoms, you can try to gargle it out or just ignore it. ...Read more

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Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

At your tonsils?: Hard white or yellow concretions in the tonsils are usually tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. Harmless although they can cause a foreign body sensation and contribute to halitosis. Exudate on the tonsils or throat may be an indication of tonsil infection (viral or bacterial). See a doc for thorough exam. ...Read more

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Why ur throat hurt and got pus come out?

Why ur throat hurt and got pus come out?

Sounds like an: Infection. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. Try a mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amount of lemon juice. ...Read more

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What can cause white pus like stuff on the back of my throat?

What can cause white pus like stuff on the back of my throat?

Infection or"stones": Infections and the most common things that can cause white "pus llike" stuff in the back of the throat. Sometimes it is from debris that forms "stones", whitish lumps that can get lodged in the throat and can lead to bad breath and throat irritation but are usually not painful. ...Read more

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How can I remove pus from the back of my throat? Is it infectious?

How can I remove pus from the back of my throat? Is it infectious?

Go to doctor: Whether you have pus pockets over tonsils or a post nasal drip, a proper diagnosis is only possible with a careful examination. In some cases, your doctor needs to refer you to an ENT to drain the pus if indicated. There are potential and serious complications involving the airway. Get checked ASAP to get well soon:) ...Read more

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How can someone identify the difference between caseum and pus in the throat?

How can someone identify the difference between caseum and pus in the throat?

Need more info: A simple throat culture and or nose swab can easily detect significant bacteria to help differentiate the symptoms. Please consult with your family physician, . ...Read more

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I have a white patch of what looks like pus on the side of my throat. What could it be?

I have a white patch of what looks like pus on the side of my throat. What could it be?

Concretion: Each tonsil has crevices or crypts which can gather cheesy white concretized masses. In the teenage and young adult age group and absent inflammation, these are not harmful nor harbingers for future problems. If they do not hurt and are not inflamed then normal oral-pharyngeal hygiene is adequate. If pain or inflammation develops see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I getting a severe headache and waking up with white pus on the left side of my throat?

Why am I getting a severe headache and waking up with white pus on the left side of my throat?

? sinus infection: Your pain and a potential postnasal discharge could be part of a sinusitis and would recommend having your doctor evaluate this. ...Read more

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Why do I have some yellow or white pus in my amigdalas? Close to the throat, is that bad or normal?

Pharyngitis?: Definitely not normal. This could potentially be a situation needing antibiotics. Something like strep throat for example. Check -> http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/basics/definition/con-20022811 ...Read more

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I have a white substance coming from the right side of the back of my throat it looks like pus but its not liquid its more of a solid doesn't hurt?

I have a white substance coming from the right side of the back of my throat it looks like pus but its not liquid its more of a solid doesn't hurt?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Can staph cause pus pockets in throat?

Could be: Yes, but more likely its a viral process ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more