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I have a large pus filled lump on my penis, what could this be?

I have a large pus filled lump on my penis, what could this be?

Here are some. ..: As described, it may represent a non-infected sebaceous cyst, which is right beneath the skin and painless. It may be painful if infected. Of course, without a direct look and palpation, an accurate Dx is not easy to come by. If in doubt, see Doc timely.. ...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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Lump where ear joins the face it got big then went down but won't go altogether and now getting some more but pus filled ones that burst but come back?

Lump where ear joins the face it got big then went down but won't go altogether and now getting some more but pus filled ones that burst but come back?

See your Dr: Probable skin infection and or cysts: You should have it checked out by a Dr to confirm especially since it seems to be getting worse and isn't resolving on its own. ...Read more

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What could these pus filled lumps be on my breast?

What could these pus filled lumps be on my breast?

Abscesses: These may be due to staphylococci. The best approach would be to have a doctor examine these and perhaps culture them and prescribe an antibiotic if necessary. ...Read more

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Pus filled lump in between anus and vagina, what could it be?

Pus filled lump in between anus and vagina, what could it be?

Pus filled: Lump is called an abscess and needs to be drained by your doctor. Antibiotics without drainage will not help. The proper treatment of an abscess is drainage. See your doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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I have got about 50 or 60 lumps on my back can you tell me what you think it is the are big and really sore and some have got pus in them?

I have got about 50 or 60 lumps on my back can you tell me what you think it is the are big and really sore and some have got pus in them?

Sebaceuos cyst: Glands in the skin that keep skin lubricated produce an oily substance called sebum. Some people are predisposed to enlargement of the glands and formation of cysts that then get infected. See your doctor for treatment, as skin infections are often due to stapph bacteri, and now it is not uncommon to have a resistant staph call mrsa. ...Read more

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Do you think I should pop this pus-filled lump directly behind my ear?

Do you think I should pop this pus-filled lump directly behind my ear?

Need drainage: Pus-filled lumps need to drain. If they do not drain spontaneously, need a doctor to help drain. Recommend that you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Large hard lump near groin and there is pus coming out. Should I be worried?

Large hard lump near groin and there is pus coming out. Should I be worried?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...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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I have a lump on my pubic area and it's filled up with pus and blood it's painful to touch. I've popped many times and used Detol to keep it clean?

I have a lump on my pubic area and it's filled up with pus and blood it's painful to touch. I've popped many times and used Detol to keep it clean?

Sebaceous cyst?: This is probably a sebaceous cyst that is repeatedly getting infected. Or perhaps an ingrown hair with folliculitis leading to a recurrent abscess (carbuncle, boil). A minor surgical procedure to drain it probably will solve the problem. Stop popping it and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've got a big lump under armpit full of pus very painful can I burst it my dr put me on 500mg 4 times a day fluxacilin capsules?

I've got a big lump under armpit full of pus very painful can I burst it my dr put me on 500mg 4 times a day fluxacilin capsules?

Abcess: This abcess May require incision and drainage with a wick left in place to promote continued draining of purulent material which may be sent for culture. Antibiotics will be continued most likely. Under no circumstances should you try to burst this abcess or boil. ...Read more

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Two small hard pus filled white lumps on inner thigh along panty/hairline. They itch alittle, but don't hurt. They are hard not watery.

See a doctor: If possible a dermatologist. Without seeing these or being able to feel them cannot begin to diagnose this. Have a professional look at them. ...Read more

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A lump appeared in the skin of my inner upper right thigh, inflamed & filled with pus originally. Now it's inflamed & purple. No hair. What is it?

A lump appeared in the skin of my inner upper right thigh, inflamed & filled with pus originally. Now it's inflamed & purple. No hair. What is it?

Skin appendage: It's probably an infected skin appendage such as a sweat gland or could be an infected epidermoid cyst. If it gets better, ok to watch it. If there is still a lump there after the infection has cleared you may want to get it removed to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Have had large lump under skin below top of bum crack. Never painful until I started pushing on it. Really painful now. No blood or pus just a lump!!

Have had large lump under skin below top of bum crack. Never painful until I started pushing on it. Really painful now. No blood or pus just a lump!!

Get checked.: You may have had a sebaceous or pilonidal cyst. When you manipulated it, it may trigger an infection. Please see a doc to decide whether you need antibiotics or drainage of the cyst. If you have fever, marked increase in pain, or it rapidly increases in size, redness, or warmth, go to an ER or UC right away. ...Read more

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Small lump outside anus grew large + painful after long bus ride. 48h later burst (pus), reduced in size + pain gone. Doctor or keep clean + monitor?

Small lump outside anus grew large + painful after long bus ride. 48h later burst (pus), reduced in size + pain gone. Doctor or keep clean + monitor?

Conservative Tx: It sounds like an abscess that ruptured and drained on its own. If it has resolved, treat conservatively. Keep clean. Apply antibiotic ointment. See doctor if it comes back. ...Read more

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Severe rash in my armpit, can you help me? About a month ago now, I got a large hard lump in my armpit. I left it alone, hoping it would go away. It got bigger and redder and started to hurt. About two weeks ago it ruptured. It had lots of pus and clear,

Severe rash in my armpit, can you help me? About a month ago now, I got a large hard lump in my armpit. I left it alone, hoping it would go away. It got bigger and redder and started to hurt. About two weeks ago it ruptured. It had lots of pus and clear,

It: It sounds as though you may have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. If the infection is not getting better after drainage, then you may need antibiotics and should call your regular doctor.

Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should go to the doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develop fever, chills, or feel ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately.

You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read more

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2-3 inch away from the vagina, on the thighs, a black lump for 2 yrs. Gets big during periods. Sometimes itches and oozes pus and blood.

2-3 inch away from the vagina, on the thighs, a black lump for 2 yrs. Gets big during periods. Sometimes itches and oozes pus and blood.

Go to the Doctor: Please sign off of the internet and go see your physician or a skin specialist. You have waited two years with this problem. It will not be solved on the internet. ...Read more

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Got a pus filled blister which broke open & bled a lot. The skin around it is very red and tinged purple and hard lump underneath. Spider bite?

Got a pus filled blister which broke open & bled a lot. The skin around it is very red and tinged purple and hard lump underneath. Spider bite?

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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My partner has a painful big toe and it bleeds and has pus and it has made his toe have a lump on it. Ingrown toenail?

My partner has a painful big toe and it bleeds and has pus and it has made his toe have a lump on it. Ingrown toenail?

Sounds like it.: Get to a Podiatrist ASAP. Your partner most likely has an infected ingrown toenail which should be treated promptly. ...Read more

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I have a large, very painful infected lump by the frenulum and labia minora on the left side of clitorus. It ruptured and pus with stones came out.

I have a large, very painful infected lump by the frenulum and labia minora on the left side of clitorus. It ruptured and pus with stones came out.

Is it improving?: There are normal glands there, adjacent to the clitoris. Any skin gland can become infected (like a large pimple). As long as the cyst has drained and is resolving, you may not need any further treatment. If it is swollen, red, or continuing to be tender, then you may need to see a Gyn doc to evaluate the area and s/he may consider antibiotics. ...Read more

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I’ve got a semi hard rounded lump under my tongue. Behind my bottom front teeth. It can’t be seen only felt. When I brush my front bottom teeth it feels weird. It’s not pus filled. It doesn’t hurt. I’m afraid this is cancer I’m a 23 y/I male who smok?

I’ve got a semi hard rounded lump under my tongue. Behind my bottom front teeth. It can’t be seen only felt. When I brush my front bottom teeth it feels weird. It’s not pus filled. It doesn’t hurt. I’m afraid this is cancer I’m a 23 y/I male who smok?

Lump under tongue: This cannot be diagnosed without a visual/clinical examination. Any swelling or unusual lesion that has been present for more than 10 days should be examined.
See a dentist or oral surgeon for a clinical examination. ...Read more

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1/2 pus/blood filled nickel sized lumps under the inner labia skin around the time of my period. Hurt when walking or sitting (friction) until drained?

1/2 pus/blood filled nickel sized lumps under the inner labia skin around the time of my period. Hurt when walking or sitting (friction) until drained?

See GYN: You may have an abscess that requires drainage. See your GYN for further evaluation and treatment. It could get worse if not taken care of in time.
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Dr. M ...Read more

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Lump in the croin area which is hard and hurts squeezed it and pus can out?

Below: GO see your DR, you need an antibiotic.

Until then try warm moist packs to the area 3 times per day for about 15 min each time. ...Read more