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Hi, I'm 22 yrs old, F. Just wanna ask about my sputum results. 1stday: No AFB seen, PUS cells:few, Epithelial cells:few. 2nd day same except PUS:rare?

Hi, I'm 22 yrs old, F. Just wanna ask about my sputum results. 1stday: No AFB seen, PUS cells:few, Epithelial cells:few. 2nd day same except PUS:rare?

Pus cells;WBCs: Pus cells are white blood cells. It is normal to have a few or rare pus cells in a sputum but it would be concerning for infection if there were large numbers of them. AFB are acid fast bacilli and these are a marker for tuberculosis. The results are normal on both days with no sign of infection or AFB. However if they are concerned about TB with you then a sputum culture is needed. ...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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Gram stain sputum- presence of few epithelial cells, moderate number of pus cells, few gram positive cocci in chain observed in smear What does this in?

Gram stain sputum- presence of few epithelial cells, moderate number of pus cells, few gram positive cocci in chain observed in smear What does this in?

Sputum gram stain: Sputum gram stain testing is not done nearly as often as it once was, since we now know it usually isn't very helpful in diagnosis. The white blood cells (pus cells) suggest infection like bronchitis or pneumonia -- but it's usually possible to judge this just by appearance of the sputum (e.g., yellow or green mucus). Gram pos cocci could be entirely normal bacteria. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pus in the lymp node in neck right side? Is it tb? Chest xray & sputum is normal. Esr is 48mm& eosophils is 08%.

What are the causes of pus in the lymp node in neck right side? Is it tb? Chest xray & sputum is normal. Esr is 48mm& eosophils is 08%.

Need more info: This could be one of many diagnoses and needs to be discussed with the doctors who have the results of the tests. Can be tuberculosis, as well as other infectious or non-infectious inflammatory conditions. The eosinophilia is compatible with TB, but also with other diseases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes? M 20 female.

Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes? M 20 female.

Infected node: Supraclavicular nodes are either primarily involved with infectious process derived from lung but ruled out by chest film. Occassional neoplastic spread to node can cause necrosis but more frequently enlarges. Best approach is to biopsy node and culture the necrotic area. Cause if no malignancy present will be detemined by organism grown out. ...Read more

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I have red tonsils and throat for a month with no pain, cough, sputum or white spots on them. I put cotton on them and I saw blood and pus on it. Why?

I have red tonsils and throat for a month with no pain, cough, sputum or white spots on them. I put cotton on them and I saw blood and pus on it. Why?

Red tonsils: The redness is a sign of inflammation. Tonsils are a lymph gland that can swell with any type of infection. They trap dead/dying white blood cells. The blood is likely from the raw surface due to swelling - and the pus is likely from a low grade viral infection you have. Are you running a fever? I would monitor it for several days. If it continues you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sick for about a week now. I have coughing, nasal congestion, sputum is thick and yellow, very sore throat, I have white pus on my tonsils, no energy.

Sick for about a week now. I have coughing, nasal congestion, sputum is thick and yellow, very sore throat, I have white pus on my tonsils, no energy.

Mgt: One possible cause is influenza viral infection. Your PCP can prescribe an anti-viral medication such as Tamiflu (oseltamivir) as indicated. If this is an uncomplicated viral infection, it should resolve within 10 days. ...Read more

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What's a sputum culture?

What's a sputum culture?

See below: Sputum is the mucus that you cough up. A culture means that the specimen (in this case sputum) is plated on a plate with growth medium and incubated to test for any bacteria (or fungi). The purpose is to see if an infection is causing an illness. If bacteria grows, it is identified with various reagents and then tested for antibiotic susceptibility for treatment purposes. ...Read more

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Pus with urine?

Pus with urine?

Sounds like: Sounds like an infection. You need to see your doctor, . ...Read more

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Weird pus thingon face?

Weird pus thingon face?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can provide an accurate assessment for the lesion on your face. If you have redness, swelling, pain, warmth, fever- these are signs of a possible infection & warrant prompt attention. ...Read more

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My hickey has pus is this normal?

My hickey has pus is this normal?

No: So I think you have an abcess and not a hockey. See doctor or make appointment here for exam ...Read more

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How to make sputum for sputum test?

How to make sputum for sputum test?

Coughing: Sputum is mucous material from the lungs/respiratory tract that is produced by coughing. ...Read more

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What causes sputum to smell fruity?

Bacteria: There are certain gram negative bacteria (ie like pseudomonas) than can give the sputum a fruity like smell (historically described as grapelike). ...Read more

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Is pus a normal symptom of cystitis?

Is pus a normal symptom of cystitis?

Pus or white cells: In urine are usually present in the urine with cystitis. ...Read more

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What does pus in the urine look like?

Cloudy, whitish: Looks no different from harmless/normal urinary sediment. Look like a mass of tine circles or discs when viewed under a microscope. ...Read more

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What can a sputum sample tell doctors?

What can a sputum sample tell doctors?

The most: Important information would be the presence of inflammatory cells supporting an infection, and more specifically bacteria. If present the culture can guide the choice of the most effective antibitioics. ...Read more

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Bronchitis how is a sputum culture done?

Bronchitis how is a sputum culture done?

Cough and spit: Sputum in expelled into a cup and it is examined under a microscope and smeared on culture plate for organisms to grow. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a tampon with pus on it?

Change it: Change it and use a clean one. If the pus is coming from your vagina then you should be examined for an infection. ...Read more

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What causes the rusty sputum in pneumonia?

What causes the rusty sputum in pneumonia?

Entry of red cells: The rusty sputum tends to occur in the stage of red hepatization of pneumonia when red blood cells leak into the alveolar spaces in the lung. When coughed out, the sputum at this early stage of infection can have a rusty appearance. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of pus cells pack field?

What is the meaning of pus cells pack field?

Unclear question: Did you mean to say, pus cells per high power field? The interpretation would depend on what fluid was being examined. You may wish to restate the question with additional information. ...Read more

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Does cough and colds can be cause of sputum?

Does cough and colds can be cause of sputum?

Sputum: Mucus production is normal. Excessive mucus production can be triggered by allergies, irritants and infections (viral, bacteria). Cough is frequently the body's reflex to expel mucus from the lower respiratory tract. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to drain pus from wounds?

Why is it necessary to drain pus from wounds?

Pus may be infection: Pus is formed when the body is fighting an infection. It may be a sign of a healthy immune system, ergo the term "laudable pus". Pus is full of white blood cells (which fight infection) and microorganisms causing the infection. However, when pus collects in a cavity it forms an abscess. Pus should be drained from wounds to help fight the infection and help the wound to heal normally. ...Read more

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What's the different between pus and abscess?

What's the different between pus and abscess?

Abscess contains pus: Pus is the creamy material that contains live and dead white blood cells and bacteria. When pus is loculated into a collection in the body it is an abscess. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have blood in my sputum?

Talk to your doctor: Blood in sputum is never normal. Depending on the patient's age, health and lung condition (s), it can be something that needs an immediate full-scale evaluation or a brief time to see if it comes back. Let your doctor know what you are seeing and whether there are other symptoms such as fever, weight loss, shortness of breath or other new problems. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should you do if you find blood in sputum?

What should you do if you find blood in sputum?

Monitor closely!: Blood in sputum is usually due to a respiratory infection, with blood coming from superficial blood vessels traumatized by coughing, and should resolve as one recovers. However, other causes exist and the amount of blood expelled, and for how long, needs to be monitored closely. If it frank blood, instead of blood tinged sputum, or ever more than a tablespoon, please call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Sputum (Definition)

Sputum is mucus that comes up from the lungs and can be ...Read more