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Reoccurring cyst on right side above pubic hairline on male can sometimes get smelly pus out of it

Reoccurring cyst on right side above pubic hairline on male can sometimes get smelly pus out of it

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This sounds like a bacterial infection. It could have started with an infected hair follicle. Staphylococcus aureus is often the cause. You can place warm compresses on the cyst for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. Replace the compress as it cools. This can be done every few hours. Since this is a recurrent problem, recommend that you see your regular doctor or a dermatologist to determine the cause. Don't handle, lance or squeeze it as that can cause the infection to spread. If you get redness, swelling and warmth in the surrounding skin - it could be a sign of cellulitis. Take care. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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If you have a cyst pus on your and you don't get any medical attention, can you die?

If you have a cyst pus on your and you don't get any medical attention, can you die?

Cysts are harmless: Cysts by definition are collection of non infectious fluid . If the content is pus , the term we use is called abscess . Abscess could be dangerous and depending on the location it might endanger life. Antibiotics are helpless against abscess at times due to inability to penetrate the collection. The best treatment for abscess is incision and drainage ...Read more

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Cyst released sticky pus with blood , what does that mean?

Cyst released sticky pus with blood , what does that mean?

Draining cyst: Sounds like an infection, you need to see your dr. You may need to be on antibiotic and diagnose what the problem is and treat it! ...Read more

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How to release the pus a cyst has without getting it infected& without being surgically removed or injectioned?

How to release the pus a cyst has without getting it infected&  without being surgically removed or  injectioned?

Sterilize: Usually at home, we dont use sterilzed environment. Wearing gloves, and sterilizing skin before you drain the site helps.. ...Read more

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I have a cyst it was red but now it poped and liquid came with a white pus it starting to hurt is this normal ?

I have a cyst it was red but now it poped and liquid came with a white pus it starting to hurt is this normal ?

Location: It would have been helpful if you could have mentioned the location . Some cysts are notorious in that they recur .I would suggest , if you clean it with chlorohexidine , and keep it clean . The spontaneous rupture and the fluid evacuation is a good news in a way what ever that might be ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cyst and an abscess? They're both sacs of pus inside the body, or below the skin, correct?

What is the difference between a cyst and an abscess? They're both sacs of pus inside the body, or below the skin, correct?

No: An abscess is a collection of pus usually caused by a bacterial infection.
A cyst is a sac that is lined by a membrane and contains fluid or semi-fluid matter not pus and is not caused by infection.
A cyst can become infected and the liquid can change to pus thus becoming an infected/abscessed cyst. ...Read more

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I have two small cyst looking bumps in my vaginal area. Both popped and a bit of pus came out. What could it be? Should I be concerned?

I have two small cyst looking bumps in my vaginal area.  Both popped and a bit of pus came out.  What could it be? Should I be concerned?

GYN exam needed: It is not possible to give a accurate DX with the description.
I would suggest using some warm moist packs to the area until a DR visit is arranged. ...Read more

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Ithink I have a pilonodal cyst & iwent to the doctor & he said it didn't have pus he prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin). I researched it & i'm scared. Shld i take it?

Ithink I have a pilonodal cyst & iwent to the doctor & he said it didn't have pus he prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin). I researched it & i'm scared. Shld i take it?

Antibiotic: Unless you have an allergy, i would recommend taking the prescribed antibiotic for the infection. Otherwise call your doctor to discuss what your fears or concerns ate. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my testicle sack.Nothing comes out of it ; like pus or blood. Can you shed some light on this for me. Thanks in advance.

I have a cyst on my testicle sack.Nothing comes out of it ; like pus or blood. Can you shed some light on this for me. Thanks in advance.

Cyst scrotal wall: Common cystic lesion on the scrotal wall are sebaceous cyst or hair follicle infection causing swellings. Based on the size, growth or pain may need treatment have it examined and treated if necessary. ...Read more

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3 year old son started getting hard like cysts on his bottom, starting on the inside of his buttocks. They're painful,full of lots of pus.

3 year old son started getting hard like cysts on his bottom, starting on the inside of his buttocks. They're painful,full of lots of pus.

Please see a doctor: Your son needs medical help, you can't self treat/medicate, meanwhile apply warm compresses to the area and give OTC pain killer, good luck ...Read more

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What to do if the pilondal cyst partially popped...Its bleeding with pus and i'm pretty sure it is infected, but the cyst is still there. ?

What to do if the pilondal cyst partially popped...Its bleeding with pus and i'm pretty sure it is infected, but the cyst is still there. ?

See a surgeon: There are various treatment for pilonidal cysts/abscesses. In the acute phase antibiotics and wound care are needed. When things calm down may want to consider definitive surgery. ...Read more

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I had a cyst on my back that had to be cut and drained. I'm waiting for the culture but the pus was green does that indicate any type of bacteria?

I had a cyst on my back that had to be cut and drained. I'm waiting for the culture but the pus was green does that indicate any type of bacteria?

No: Gram stain and culture has to be resulted in order to treat correctly. Some people guess based on color or smell of pus. But, this does not have accuracy. ...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 get cyst-like things around my panty like even with loose undies. These are very painful and when they burst its greenish-gray pus and blood.?

I get cyst-like things around my panty like even with loose undies.  These are very painful and when they burst its greenish-gray pus and blood.?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa (hi-drad-uh-ni-tis sup-u-ra-ti-va) is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences. ...Read more

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I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

Hands off: A pimple on the penis is no different than anywhere else. Best to just leave it alone and let it drain spontaneously. However, if it is large (e.g. up toward half an inch or more), especially painful, or if a lot of surrounding redness, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

DR.: Always best to have a trained professional clinically examine you, diagnose you officially, and perform any necessary procedures on you, especially if going to be done to your penis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst just popped on its own. Tip black & blueish; tissue around red/inflamed. Pus & blood came out but not all. What should I do?

Sebaceous cyst just popped on its own. Tip black & blueish; tissue around red/inflamed. Pus & blood came out but not all. What should I do?

Start antibiotics: It sounds like the cyst is infected. You should see a plastic surgeon who can start you on antibiotics and lance the cyst if necessary. ...Read more

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A cyst drained but no pus came out and only blood did. I also did not feel any pain, and only blood kept draining. Should I go see a doctor?

A cyst drained but no pus came out and only blood did. I also did not feel any pain, and only blood kept draining. Should I go see a doctor?

Yes : I think it is a good idea to go see your doctor to find out what is going on and what else if any needs to be done.You said cyst drained , who drained the cyst and where is it located . SeeMD ...Read more

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I don't know if i have a cyst or a spider bite. It's been swollen for 3 days, when i go to pop it brownish/red pus comes out then it refills?

I don't know if i have a cyst or a spider bite. It's been swollen for 3 days, when i go to pop it brownish/red pus comes out then it refills?

Cyst: Either way you should not pop this lesion. Instead apply warm compresses. If there is spreading redness or persistent swelling with pus, have a physician examine and advise you. It may need incision and drainage which you shouldn't attempt. ...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