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I have these bumps under my arms that are filled with pus and blood. They are extremely painful and they swell up too. What is this?

I have these bumps under my arms that are filled with pus and blood. They are extremely painful and they swell up too. What is this?

Bumps under arm: These bumps can be either a blocked up sweat gland in your armpit; these tend to be fairly small, around 1/4 inch. Certain deodorants can irritate the pores and cause them to block up. If there are multiple larger lumps, you may have a condition called "hydradenitis suppurative" where the glands get recurrently swollen, tender, and often actually drain pus. See an md. Treatment is controversial. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have these pus and blood filled bumps under my arms for a while but no I have one on my inner thigh. What should I do??

I have these pus and blood filled bumps under my arms for a while but no I have one on my inner thigh. What should I do??

A skin condition: Called hidradenitis suppurativa. This is a condition where you have cysts that come together usually in the sweat producing glands. They become painful and can form abscesses. Sometime you may need antibiotics for this. ...Read more

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My daughter has four pimple size bumps under each arm. Two under her right and two under her left, with pus and a little blood what could this be?

My daughter has four pimple size bumps under each arm. Two under her right and two under her left, with pus and a little blood what could this be?

Abcess: This could be an abcess. This is a pus pocket under the skin. This is frequently caused by a resistant form of staph aureus. You should see you physician as soon as possible to evaluate this. ...Read more

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I get extremely painful bumps filled with pus and blood in my vagina hairs every couple of months. I have been compressing them with a warm wash cloth but I'm not exactly sure what that does. I also just recently found out I had a staph infection aka MRSA

I get extremely painful bumps filled with pus and blood in my vagina hairs every couple of months. I have been compressing them with a warm wash cloth but I'm not exactly sure what that does. I also just recently found out I had a staph infection aka MRSA

There may be an: ...association between the MRSA and the recurrent infection in the vaginal hairs (folliculitis). If you're being treated appropriately with the antibiotics for the MRSA, that might help clear up the folliculitis. Be aware tho that any bacteria still hiding in the follicles may cause a flair up. Talk with your doctor about that & that other hygiene measures to help prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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Vaginal bumps re - occuring pus filled with blood. Very painful sometimes.

Vaginal bumps re - occuring pus filled with blood. Very painful sometimes.

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Sounds like you may have hidradenitis superativa. Schedule a visit to confirm. ...Read more

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Is this set of bumps filled with pus on my 17 yo son something to be concerned about? They do not express blood and are not painful. Photo avail.

Is this set of bumps filled with pus on my 17 yo son something to be concerned about? They do not express blood and are not painful. Photo avail.

Wrong site: The docs on the public HT site can not review your uploads, previous or future questions. The paid concierge site has many of those features and if interested, read site info. Puss filled anything is worrisome but could be as simple as a minor hair follicle infection or progress to a deep abscess. A warm compress can sometimes help these resolve. Keep the area clean and contact his doc if they cont ...Read more

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I constantly get these bumps in my pubic region. Bumps are usually yellow/pus-filled, and ooze blood when it pops. What causes them & should I worry?

I constantly get these bumps in my pubic region. Bumps are usually yellow/pus-filled, and ooze blood when it pops. What causes them & should I worry?

Folliculitis?: This sounds most like folliculitis, i.e. infection starting in hair follicles. This is especially likely if you shave your pubic area and the bumps occur primarily in shaved areas. An antibiotic might help. Depending on exact location -- e.g. groin, not pubic area -- it could be a more serious condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. Best to see a doctor and take it from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Reoccurring blood and pus filled painful bumps on vagina. Any cause other than STD?

Reoccurring blood and pus filled painful bumps on vagina. Any cause other than STD?

Folliculitis: It is possible you are suffering from "folliculitis", which is a bacterial infection or inflammation of the hair follicles. Regardless, you still may have an STD and be in need of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Painful, pus filled bump on side of toe by nail. Nursing school friend advised to pop with sterilized needle. Nothing but blood. What should I do now?

Painful, pus filled bump on side of toe by nail. Nursing school friend advised to pop with sterilized needle. Nothing but blood. What should I do now?

Soaks (may need doc): An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia. Care at home includes warm soaks in a mixture of 50% warm water and 50% liquid antibacterial soap three to four times daily for about 15 minutes. If redness starts to spread or pus still present, you need to see doc for proper incision and drainage. ...Read more

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"i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? " "i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? "

"i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? " "i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? "

This: This is quite challenging without a clinical examination. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Could be many conditions, including folliculitis, eczema (with secondary infection), psoriasis, lichen planus, a drug rash, or other possibilities. Read more about rashes and other possibilities at the link below. I hope that helps a little. ...Read more

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What is occasional bump on labia minora, at first hurts to wipe then just hurts. Will pop when I wipe or I pop it, filled with pus little blood.

What is occasional bump on labia minora, at first hurts to wipe then just hurts. Will pop when I wipe or I pop it, filled with pus little blood.

Blocked gland: Most likely this is a blocked gland. Sweaty rubbing like sex or exercise can cause the pore opening that drains the gland to get clogged. The fluid inside backs up and can get infected. Hair follicles can also get infected and cause bumps that come and go and drain pus and blood. ...Read more

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Raised bump on my lower back that I believed at first was a pimple. When it popped pus came out, and blood. Then it filled up again?? It won't go away

Raised bump on my lower back that I believed at first was a pimple. When it popped pus came out, and blood. Then it filled up again?? It won't go away

Derm consult: Go see your dermatologist. You may have a sebaceous cyst. Use a hot compress to help it drain and see your doctor to rule out other conditions. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep getting these pus filled bumps that appear on my pubic area. Some turn white, some don't and they burst and drain pus and blood. What is wrong?

I keep getting these pus filled bumps that appear on my pubic area. Some turn white, some don't and they burst and drain pus and blood. What is wrong?

Pustules: I wonder if you might have MRSA, which is a type if infection that can be a little tricky to get rid of. You would need antibiotics from a physician to properly treat that. Another thing that could be going on is folliculitis, which is an infected hair follicle often from shaving. If you do shave, start shaving with the direction of the hair growth instead of against it. ...Read more

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I have large painful lump under my arm that began flowing pus and blood this morning?

I have large painful lump under my arm that began flowing pus and blood this morning?

Lump under your arm: Is most likely an infected sebaceous cyst or an abscess. It has ruptured and may heal on its own if you keep it very clean. Unfortunately, with the rising prevalence of MRSA (Methicillin resistant Strep aurea), you may need antibiotics, and/or further opening by a physician. I suggest that you have this evaluated at an Urgent Care center. ...Read more

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Had a big bump above my clitoris not painful or itchy, during a warm bath it popped with pus and blood, what is it?

Had a big bump above my clitoris not painful or itchy, during a warm bath it popped with pus and blood, what is it?

A cyst: This was likely a cyst. They can be common in the genital area. As long as there is no pain, or fever, you can feel safe that it has now gone away and no further action needed. If it comes back or becomes painful, you should see your local doctor ...Read more

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I get large bumps on the insides of my thighs and between my buttocks. They are painful and itchy and drain pus and blood. Been going on for 10+ years?

I get large bumps on the insides of my thighs and between my buttocks. They are painful and itchy and drain pus and blood. Been going on for 10+ years?

Hidradenitis?: See information on hidradenitis. This can commonly cause what you describe. Other things can cause this as well. Best to see an MF to evaluate and be sure. ...Read more

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On my right inner thigh I get 6-7 boil type bumps, usually filled with blood, no pus and they scar purple and are always re-appearing.

On my right inner thigh I get 6-7 boil type bumps, usually filled with blood, no pus and they scar purple and are always re-appearing.

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is an condition found in this area in which apocrine glands become inflamed. Sinus tracts and cysts can develop as a result. Flareups are treated with oral and topical antibiotics. In severe recurrent cases, the problem areas can be removed by plastic surgeons. Minimizing friction by wearing comfortable clothing is recommended. See a dermatologist to check for this. ...Read more

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My tooth cavity stopped aching, 3 days later there was a bump filled with blood and pus. The same thing happened on my 1st cavity. What is it?

My tooth cavity stopped aching, 3 days later there was a bump filled with blood and pus. The same thing happened on my 1st cavity. What is it?

Tooth fistula: It may be a tooth fistula. A tooth fistula forms in response to an infection at the base of the tooth's root. They are channels that form within the bone and gums to give infection an avenue for drainage. Treating a fistula requires antibiotics and/or possibly extraction or root canal. To have a fistula correctly diagnosed and treated, consult with a dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my mons pubis, didn't mess with it, had it for a week, just recently popped and white pus & blood came out, it is painful &a sore.?

I'd urge an exam: Because that area is easily contaminated and hard to keep dry and clean, infection is a worry. It might already be a sign of disease so see a Dr for exam and possibly lab work. I hope it all goes well! ...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