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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

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 get lumps unbeaten my legs often near my groin. They're solid and are painful. They don't have heads but they pop and pus and blood comes out?

I get lumps unbeaten my legs often near my groin. They're solid and are painful. They don't have heads but they pop and pus and blood comes out?

May need antibiotics: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. If a person has recurrent pimples on places where regular acne doesn't occur, he likely has infection in skin glands and/or hair follicles. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at the skin and make a diagnosis. The doctors can prescribe oral antibiotics or creams/ointments as needed. Sometimes the bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. ...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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Lump found in groin area near public bone. Discovered it couple of months back (red and sore) now its bruised and got some pus coming out of it. Help?

Lump found in groin area near public bone. Discovered it couple of months back (red and sore) now its bruised and got some pus coming out of it. Help?

Need treatment: As described, you definitely have some infectious process going on, like an abscess or boil/carbuncle. Antibiotics would most likely need to be prescribed and you may need an incision and drainage (i;d). Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a groin abscess that opened and drained on its own. Now no more drainage but still a hard lump.

I had a groin abscess that opened and drained on its own. Now no more drainage but still a hard lump.

Watch and see: It is not uncommon for a lump of scar tissue to remain after an abscess drains itself. If it is not red or painful then it is likely to continue to get better. If it stays the same for more than 2 weeks or if it gets red and sore again please see your family doctor. ...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've been having recurring abscess' for months on my groin. This time after one popped it left behind a deep bloody hole with pus still. What do I do?

Med evaluation: This may be a serious problems and warrants prompt medical assessment. I would contact your primary care provider and schedule an evaluation appointment. ...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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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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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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Why would an rectal abscess appear with no other medical problems/4 weeks after drainage of groin abcess much pus?

Why would an rectal abscess appear with no other medical problems/4 weeks after drainage of groin abcess much pus?

May be unrelated: Anorectal suppuration (infection) may lead to groin infections (abscess formation) as lymphatic drainage anal cannal is to groin it is possible an undetected anorectal infection may appear as groin abscess first and later anorectal abscess later. ...Read more

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I have a young groin abcess and it has popped itself and has drained pus the past few days, would I need incision still or would it drain itself out?

I have a young groin abcess and it has popped itself and has drained pus the past few days, would I need incision still or would it drain itself out?

Not certain: An abscess can be loculated - which means it can have different compartments within it. If you pop an abscess - you may or may not have opened up all areas of loculation. That is why surgical incision and drainage is usually required. Please consult with your 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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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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Scrotum is painful and itchy. No lumps nor pus. 14 year old kid. Possible causes?

Scrotum is painful and itchy. No lumps nor pus. 14 year old kid. Possible causes?

Sounds benign: Scrotal pain is probably from him scratching so much that it caused skin irritation and now it is hurting him. You may apply vaseline or aquaphor ointment to keep the skin moist. If no better go see you pediatrician. ...Read more

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Causes of my crotch blister? The blisters have pus inside, what can be? And how I can cure this? My groin smell bad but I don feel any itchy.

Causes of my crotch blister? The blisters have pus inside, what can be? And how I can cure this? My groin smell bad but I don feel any itchy.

Infection: This is perhaps a question that serves as the very definition of when one needs to go to the doctor. Your sores need to be examined and possibly tested and you need to be on prescription medication. Please get to your family doctor urgently. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my upper thigh near the groin, its not painful if untouched. Today it has some white pus, what could it be and what causes it.

Abscess: Sounds like a simple boil or abscess- or skin infection. The most common cause is staph aureus- the treatment is warm compresses and drainage- rarely are antibiotics necessary unless the infection spreads. ...Read more

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Small lumps around breasts have had for years when squeeze them white pus comes out or black which assume is blood any idea to ashamed to see gp?

Small lumps around breasts have had for years when squeeze them white pus comes out or black which assume is blood any idea to ashamed to see gp?

Needs an examination: There is nothing to be ashamed of. Doctors are trained to see all sorts of things. It sounds like you may be seeing some blocked glands ---kind of like small pimples. Someone needs to do an exam though to see exactly what you are referring to. A proper diagnosis can then be made and a treatment plan created. ...Read more

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My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

You now have an: Infection in your scalp from you scratching it so much and your lymph glands are now reacting trying to fight off the infection. It is to the point now that you need antibiotics. Go see your physician now before it gets worst. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my arms full of liquid/pus.... Recently had a miscarriage....?

I have lumps under my arms full of liquid/pus.... Recently had a miscarriage....?

See a doctor: Are you asking me if you had a miscarriage? I could not know from the info you posted.
Notwithstanding, pus-filled lumps under your arms should be evaluated by doctor right away. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more