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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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My right underarm are really sticky and a pus like substance is coming out of it and it smells?

My right underarm are really sticky and a pus like substance is coming out of it and it smells?

Hidradenitis: This sounds like hidradenitis suppurativa which is an infection of glands under the arm-pits and sometimes the groin area. You need to be checked by a doctor. Patricio gargollo, md pediatric urology childrens medical center dallas. ...Read more

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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

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My eye is red blood shot and watery pus like substance is coming out. Is this serious?

My eye is red blood shot and watery pus like substance is coming out. Is this serious?

Yes: Sounds like infection and needs evaluation and treatment. It may clear on its own, but could also lead to permanent vision problems. See and eye doctor. ...Read more

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Hi My 3 month EBF baby has loose motions for last 14 days. now its green loose watery/seedy stools. stool test - 8-10/hpf pus cells reducing substance + , started "taxim o"Bbay is gainig weight n active. plz tell me if he has ny other serious condition or

Hi My 3 month EBF baby has loose motions for last 14 days. now its green loose watery/seedy stools. stool test - 8-10/hpf pus cells reducing substance + , started "taxim o"Bbay is gainig weight n active. plz tell me if he has ny other serious condition or

Probably not: The presence of reducing substances and pus cells in small concentrations doesn't necessarily indicate infection, but it seems your doctor prescribed Taxin O just in case. EBF babies typically have soft stools that may also appear "seedy" & range from yellow to green in color. Iron supplements can make the stool darker. Since your baby is active & growing, most like s'he is fine. ...Read more

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I have a clear/milky substance that comes from my nipples. It doesn't look like pus. My breasts feel heavier.Any ideas on what it is. I have apt nxt wk?

I have a clear/milky substance that comes from my nipples. It doesn't look like pus. My breasts feel heavier.Any ideas on what it is. I have apt nxt wk?

Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea is the term for spontaneous milky discharge from the breast. There are several causes including medication side effects as well as hormonal issues. A blood test is indicated and you may also need an MRI of the head. Limit nipple stimulation to decrease the amount of discharge. ...Read more

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I have a white substance coming from the right side of the back of my throat it looks like pus but its not liquid its more of a solid doesn't hurt ?

I have a white substance coming from the right side of the back of my throat it looks like pus but  its not liquid its more of a solid doesn't hurt ?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What might it mean for pus to be coming out of my bellybutton?

What might it mean for pus to be coming out of my bellybutton?

Omphalitis!: Belly button infections are quite rare in adults, unless due to trauma from piercings. This usually responds to oral antibiotics. If it recurs, one should search for an umbilical cord remnant connecting the belly button to the intestine or bladder (this can be seen on cat scan). If present, surgical excision is necessary. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more