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I squeezed a few white dots on a mole and white pus like substance came out. Should I be worried?

I squeezed a few white dots on a mole and white pus like substance came out. Should I be worried?

Not sure: It is unusual for a cyst or boil to happen in a mole. If it came out, now back to normal and doesn't recur, no problem. But if it keeps happening, you should have the "mole" checked as something is changing. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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I had a little mole like between my legs but due to using razor it became elongated while using razor it bleeds with pus sometimes & now it has 2faces?

I had a little mole like between my legs but due to using razor it became elongated while using razor it bleeds with pus sometimes & now it has 2faces?

See a doctor: Any unusual mole should be seen by a doctor to make sure it's not a malignant melanoma. Melanomas occur even in 20 year olds and can be very deadly. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about small lumps near nipple and fluid (blood and pus) coming from mole in same area? Cause?

Should I be concerned about small lumps near nipple and fluid (blood and pus) coming from mole in same area? Cause?

Nipple lesion: If you are having fluid come out of a skin lesion near your nipple you should see your doctor. Could be infection and you may need antibiotics. A dermatologist could also be helpful. Don't wait, get this checked out. ...Read more

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I had a mole removed from my side back 12 days ago the stitches are now out its itchy and today I noticed a lump under scar is this normal? No pus

Probably yes: Site location, size (length), and what type of suturing was done will change was the site feels and looks like. Often, suturing under skin (dissolving type usually) will provide the lump you feel. It will take remodeling time for it to soften and lay flat. Itching is not uncommon, and often relates to swelling changes or irritation of surface by clothing/ointments, etc. Normal healing is months ...Read more

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I have a small mole wich raised on the back of neck since I was child I irritate it Now it's filled pus and bad smell and hurts, is that early cancer

I have a small mole wich raised on the back of neck since I was child I irritate it Now it's filled pus and bad smell and hurts, is that early cancer

Mole irritated: Seems like it is infected. Would f/u/ w/ doc urgent care and get antibiotics. Infection does not means cancer but irritating a moles is not good practice. Would f/u/ w/ doc and later dermatology to have it removed. ...Read more

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I am worried that I have a nodular melanoma. A normal brown mole suddenly went bright red overnight with pus. It was removed but worried about results?

I am worried that I have a nodular melanoma. A normal brown mole suddenly went bright red overnight with pus. It was removed but worried about results?

Obtain biopsy report: A biopsy report of microscopic examination is what we need to know both to confirm that it indeed is melanoma or some other inflammatory condition, and how deep/thickness of this lesion is as reported by the pathologist. Then we can guide you further. ...Read more

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Accidently picked at a brown mole now it is red mole and hurts and red skin round mole, not itchy or no pus can't get to see a doctor for 6 weeks

Accidently picked at a brown mole now it is red mole and hurts and red skin round mole, not itchy or no pus can't get to see a doctor for 6 weeks

Why 6 weeks?: Was it a seborrheic keratosis? By the time you see a Dr in 6 weeks it will no longer be red or tender. When you go, let's hope the Dr can identify it precisely. If not, a biopsy will settle it. Not urgent. ...Read more

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A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?

A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?

It is possible to: Irritate a mole, so apply some topical ointment and a bandaid and get in to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. It may just be infected ...Read more

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I have 2 moles on my left arm (lower and upper) that filled with pus and popped, then they turned black on the edges and scabbed over. Cancerous??

Hard to tell.: Moles would not be filled with pus. These could have been sebaceous or follicular cysts that popped and drained. The discoloration of the edges could represent inflammation. A good Dermatologist evaluation may be in order. ...Read more

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Why is my naval leaking blood and pus?

Why is my naval leaking blood and pus?

Emergency room: See a doctor right away. You have an infection, possibly of the skin, but you could also have a fistula developing from the bowel to the skin. You should not delay, you need treatment. ...Read more

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Safe to swallow pus? Tonsil leaking pus nonstop.

Safe to swallow pus? Tonsil leaking pus nonstop.

Tonsilitis: You need to be seen by a doctor and treated. See an ENT doctor. If you have a tonsillar or peritonsillar abscess you may need urgent surgical intervention. Go asap and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I have anal abcess operation after that there is leaking water pus is it ok?

I have anal abcess operation after that there is leaking water pus is it ok?

Not OK: It would help to answer your question to know when the surgery was done. You should have no "pus" leaking out. Are you having any anal pain? Please get back to the physician who did the surgery very soon and have him/her examine the surgical site. ...Read more

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How would I know if I found a random lump on my body if it was cancer or not and also does a cancer lump leak pus when squeezed??

How would I know if I found a random lump on my body if it was cancer or not and also does a cancer lump leak pus when squeezed??

Diagnosis of: cancer would be made by getting a biopsy of the lesion and then having it checked by a pathologist. Often cysts or infections may extrude pus or similar material. ...Read more

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How long does it take MRSA to become red swollen and leaking pus how may days does it take to become that way

How long does it take MRSA to become red swollen and leaking pus how may days does it take to become that way

MRSA: Mrsa is a bacteria. If you have something that is red and swollen and leaking pus have it taken care of right away. The best therapy for a MRSA skin infection is drainage. ...Read more

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I am 19 year's old and also a Virginia but I have noticed a leaking pus spot on the surface if my virgina and I am worried?

I am 19 year's old and also a Virginia but I have noticed a leaking pus spot on the surface if my virgina and I am worried?

Not an STD: If you are a virgin and have not engaged in sexual intercourse of any kind, you do not have a sexually transmitted disease. You could very well have an ingrown hair or a host of other skin lesions. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Small bite upon waking up, has grown to the size of my palm, leaked clear pus through my pants (leggings), red and warm and itchy. Concern?

Small bite upon waking up, has grown to the size of my palm, leaked clear pus through my pants (leggings), red and warm and itchy. Concern?

Yes: Yes. Is it red hot swollen and painful or only itchy? If it is rapidly growing and has pus coming out of it it needs to be examined, drained, and antibiotics need to be administered. If it is determined to be a bite with no associated cellulitis or furuncle/carbuncle, then anti-inflammatory medication such as dexamethasone or diphenhydramine may suffice as well as topical steroid and hydroxyzine ...Read more

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Why is there yellow mucus/pus leaking out the tip of my penis?

Why is there yellow mucus/pus leaking out the tip of my penis?

Need evaluation...: All men having mucopurulent urethral discharge should be evaluated for STD-related urethritis. To confirm what it may be, seek evaluation with detailed history stressing the specific features, relevance, & sequence of events of the symptoms + physical exam + testing as needed. How to have these related things for good care done correctly? Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my vaginal area it bleeds sometimes & leaks out pus. It's larger than an average pimple it hurts when touched never had sex any idea?

I have a bump on my vaginal area it bleeds sometimes & leaks out pus. It's larger than an average pimple it hurts when touched never had sex any idea?

Cyst: There are several glands around the vagina and sometimes one can get obstructed and infected. Getting this checked by your doctor can determine what you have and then decide on the proper treatment. Sometime a procedure can be done to cure the problem. ...Read more

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I have very tender breast they leak sone blaxk pus and some clear to green?

I have very tender breast they leak sone blaxk pus and some clear to green?

Probable papilloma: It is very likely you have what is called an intraductal papilloma causing some bleeding. Alternatively, you can see this in fibrocystic breast disease as well. The discharge is actually the left over products of old blood. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if bug bites on my ankles are swollen and red? I've tried cleaning them with isopropyl alcohol, but they still leak pus.

Depends on the bug &: Whether they're infected. Pus is a tell-tale sign of infection, and some bugs are known to spread some very serious diseases. Please bring your foot to a doctor and have them checked out. ...Read more

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I had a bump on my thumb that hurt and leaked pus. After that my thumb swelled and became hot and red. After a week the redness has spend to the palm.?

I had a bump on my thumb that hurt and leaked pus. After that my thumb swelled and became hot and red. After a week the redness has spend to the palm.?

Cellulitis: You need to seek medical attention immediately. You likely have cellulitis (deep tissue infection), and will need medical care and antibiotics. ...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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