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I always have purulent sputum (sometimes green, sometimes yellow, sometimes brown) all winter long. Should i sheck up with doctors?

I always have purulent sputum (sometimes green, sometimes yellow, sometimes brown) all winter long. Should i sheck up with doctors?

Yes: Absolutely. You should see a pulmonary specialist. If you have purulent sputum daily, at your age, your doctor needs to take a history and be prepared for other tests in case that doesn't lead to an answer. Probably allergies, but there could be asthma, cystic fibrosis and other much rarer problems behind this. If you smoke, step one is stop. Get help from your doctor with this. ...Read more

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I have had purulent mastitis for almost 4 weeks now. They think it may be mrsa. how contagious am i? And how likey am i going to need surgery

I  have had purulent mastitis for almost 4 weeks now.  They  think it may be mrsa.  how contagious am i? And how likey  am i going to need surgery

MRSA Mastitis: Don't breaast feed if thats what your asking. Oral Linezolid twice daily may work its truly MRSA. It may take 6-8 weeks (or longer) to cure. IV antibiotics like Cubicin, Vancomycin, Gentamicin can be used. It also depends on how destructive the mastitis is if you'll need surgery. The first thing that needs to be done is a proper I & D for diagnosis. Once confirmed plan aggressively treat. ...Read more

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Is it typical to have purulent discharge and growths on the floor of the vagina associated with urethral caruncle?

Is it typical to have purulent discharge and growths on the floor of the vagina associated with urethral caruncle?

Yes: If you have a caruncle, then discharge would be normal. I'm not sure what 'growths' you are referring to. Sometimes the vagina appears 'bumpy' which is normal, elastic tissue of the vagina, but any growth should also be looked at by a physician. Wouldn't want to miss a lesion that could be concerning. See a doctor for definitive answer. ...Read more

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Purulent, mucus bloody stool what is the cause?

Purulent, mucus bloody stool what is the cause?

Sounds like: Colitis either infectious or inflammatory bowel but can't rule out a polyp or tumor. You need to get a colonoscopy after a full history and physical exam. See a colon and rectal surgeon for your workup and do it soon! before things get acutely worse. ...Read more

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I noticed some white thing with my blood clot on my extraction tooth site. I removed my teeth yesterday & i have purulent before removing it.

Gum infection: I am not clear what you mean by removing your teeth but it sounds as if you have a gum infection. Please see your dentist immediately ...Read more

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