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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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Does pus normally come out of cancer lumps?

Does pus normally come out of cancer lumps?

No: Most cancers grow as solid tumors. On occasion, a tumor can grow very rapidly and outgrow it's blood supply. The center of the tumor can then liquify; this typically will contain bloody fluid rather than pus. ...Read more

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I have razor lumps on my vag and they are now producing pus. What does that mean?

I have razor lumps on my vag and they are now producing pus. What does that mean?

See Doctor Now: Shaving produces microscopic trauma to the skin, allows any bacteria present to invade hair follicles causing infection (Folliculitis). Infection can spread, produce pus & require antibiotics. Need to bathe with soap/water prior to shaving, use shaving cream or gel to limit trauma, use clean razor & change after 2-3 shaves to prevent recurrence. See doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump on my back and its painful. Few years back also I had same lump on same place, pus came out and for few years I was fine. Help!

PCP or URGENT CARE: It may be infected. Get your PCP to take a look at it or go to the urgent care center for evaluation. You may need to have it incised and drained ...Read more

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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

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

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

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I keep getting hard pus looking lumps on back of head.

I keep getting hard pus looking lumps on back of head.

Seek evaluation: Chronic infections conditions in this area may warrant a multifaceted approach, which may include a wound culture to determine the appropriate antibiotic. Sometimes a longer antibiotic course is necessary, but this brings with it other risks. ...Read more

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I have little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

I have little little hard lumps in whole armpit and there is no pus and no pain in the lumps? And its from 3 years

Hard bumps: You may have tiny cysts called milium. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis and discuss how they can be removed if they bother you. ...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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Various hard lumps randomly forming in vaginal area. Most recent started soft then turned hard, now has blood under the surface but no pus.

Various hard lumps randomly forming in vaginal area. Most recent started soft then turned hard, now has blood under the surface but no pus.

Needs to be seen: 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. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more

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I keep getting lumps that look similar to boils/cysts. One of them recently went down to the size of a pea but It won't completely heal. Pus refills it?

I keep getting lumps that look similar to boils/cysts. One of them recently went down to the size of a pea but It won't completely heal. Pus refills it?

Location?: The location of the "Lump" makes a difference. If in the area of Sweat Glands (axilla or groin) then likely should be treated with an antibiotic. Don't squeeze or in any way "Manipulate" these lumps that will make them worse and spread the infection. See your local physician. ...Read more

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Hi there, I'm having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hi there, I'm having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hidradenitis: What you describe is most suggestive of Hidradenitis suppurutiva which is a condition of recurrent skin infections usually from a bacteria called staph aureus. Treatment often consists of aggressive daily hygeine with antibacterial scrubs and potentially a nasal or oral antibiotic as well to reduce recurrence rates. A family doc, internist or dermatologist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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Lump draining greenish pus behind tonsil, what to do?

Lump draining greenish pus behind tonsil, what to do?

Peritonsillar absces: A peritonsillar abscess is a formation of pus and infection around a tonsil. It can be extremely painful and cause problems with swallowing and breathing. It requires emergent evaluation and management by a trained physician. ...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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Reddish /pink lump on breast with pus. What is it?

Reddish /pink lump on breast with pus. What is it?

Skin boil: This is likely just a skin infection called a boil. Given the redness of the skin and the drainage of pus, it must be seen, drained and you likely need to be on oral antibiotics - call your doctor for an appointment! ...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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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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Woke with small lump below navel upon pressure small amount of pus appeared what could this me?

Woke with small lump below navel upon pressure small amount of pus appeared what could this me?

Early infection: Hello,

Is there any redness/swelling or pain around the area? Pus can be a sign of infection. I would recommend warm compresses. If you have redness/swelling/pain/fever or chills seek medical attention for antibiotics or drainage of the area.

Regards,
Dr. Cacho ...Read more

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I have lumps in my armpit but they swell up and pop with pus coming out then after a week comes back again?

I have lumps in my armpit but they swell up and pop with pus coming out then after a week comes back again?

Infection of the: Sweat glands. Treatment depend how serious is the infection. See a skin doctor.
I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...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 have 3 lumps under left arm. The 1st is firm & only hurts when I apply pressure but has pus n the other 2 r firm n painless. I've had the 1st for 1yr?

I have 3 lumps under left arm. The 1st is firm & only hurts when I apply pressure but has pus n the other 2 r firm n painless. I've had the 1st for 1yr?

Not normal: Clearly, you shouldn't have multiple persistent lumps in your armpit. If there's pus, there's almost always infection that should be treated. Your doctor needs to determine whether it's a simple bacterial infection in the form of a boil or a more complicated problem called Hidradenitis suppurativa, In spite of its ominous sounding name, hydradenitis is manageable and doesn't spread. ...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