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My Boyfriend is experiencing drainage or pus. He has a tube draining it all out next to his stitches but more pus is coming out on gauze than before.

My Boyfriend is experiencing drainage or pus. He has a tube draining it all out next to his stitches but more pus is coming out on gauze than before.

See doctor: Probably a wound infection. He needs to contact the office of the dotor who did the surgery or providing care for this problem. This isn't something that can be sorted out on a forum like this. ...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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Had surgery to remove hrt monitor. Have an area where there are still stitches poking out. Pus and blood coming out of that whole. What could it be?

Had surgery to remove hrt monitor. Have an area where there are still stitches poking out. Pus and blood coming out of that whole. What could it be?

Could be infection: I always tell my patients to return to see me if they see anything unusual at the surgical site (unusual discharge - pus, green or thick yellow discharge, redness, increased pain or increased warmth). Those are all signs of infection, and it is best to be safe than sorry if you think there may be an infection there. If the stitch is infected it may need to be removed, however that is up to your Dr ...Read more

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I had stitches removed & tape placed. The tape fell off and there is white underneath the cut and yellowish pus coming out. Is this normal or infected?

I had stitches removed & tape placed. The tape fell off and there is white underneath the cut and yellowish pus coming out. Is this normal or infected?

Either: If it is not thick and light straw colored, it is probably just serous fluid. If it is thick, creamy and yellow, then you should go back and see the doctor. It may just need to be cleaned or you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is a little pus on my partial knee replacement sight where the stitch is anything to be concerned about a month after surgery?

Is a little pus on my partial knee replacement sight where the stitch is anything to be concerned about a month after surgery?

It can be: This is most likely a stitch dissolving and coming out to the surface. You need to see your surgeon. It may require some short term antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is a little pus on my partial knee replacement sight where the stitch is anything to be concerned about a month after surgery?

Is a little pus on my partial knee replacement sight where the stitch is anything to be concerned about a month after surgery?

Yes: Yes it requires good local wound care.
Clean it several times each day with hydrogen peroxide and cover and change bandaid regularly.

This is usually a stitch that is working its way to the surface. Check with your doctor and you may need antibiotics to help clear the area up. ...Read more

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My cousin bust his lip and had to get stitches but now yellow and clear pus is coming out is that a sign of an infection?

My cousin bust his lip and had to get stitches but now yellow and clear pus is coming out is that a sign of an infection?

Possibly: But would have to see it to be sure. Have him go to a doctor and be seen and determine whether this needs further management. Purulent material coming from a wound is usually infection. ...Read more

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My lil girl is 6 went to dentist, he cut her lip! 2 stitches and that was to days ago. Now full of pus and really red. Please help, I am scared!

My lil girl is 6 went to dentist, he cut her lip! 2 stitches and that was to days ago. Now full of pus and really red. Please help, I am scared!

Sad: We are all concerned that your child's dental experience was anything other that pleasant and fruitful. Please call dentist back and have lip evaluated. May need rx or antibiotic. Your dentist may also reefer you to oral surgeon or pedodontist. Hope she's feeling 100% soon. ...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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Had 12 stitches placed in rt middle finger 8 days ago. Swelling, increasing redness, and pain, but no fever, pus. Is it safe to remove stitches?

Had 12 stitches placed in rt middle finger 8 days ago. Swelling, increasing redness, and pain, but no fever, pus. Is it safe to remove stitches?

See doc who put in: The best person to decide the answer is someone who placed the sutures and can recheck the wound. If you can't see the person who placed them, find your PCP or an ED or acute care doc to check the wound.
It's impossible to tell you a good answer over the web or phone... ...Read more

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Pain three weeks after dental implant. Stitches still in. No swelling. No drainage. Normal? Tooth was pulled before procedure

Pain three weeks after dental implant. Stitches still in. No swelling. No drainage. Normal? Tooth was pulled before procedure

Don't think so: Pain is usually a symptom that something is amiss. I have seen several cases where implants were placed into extraction sites imbued with unresolved infection. Biomarker l-homocysteine will test positive if there is infection present. NEED TO DETOX ...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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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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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 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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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 to do if I have some black pus in my semen?

What to do if I have some black pus in my semen?

Here are some. ..: What you described may represent the occurrence of hematospermia as seen in its various degree of discoloration or even bright red blood in the semen. This condition has scared and even terrified many men; as well, it has annoyed many professionals for nothing specific could be found through investigation over the 5-6 decades. At the end, empirical antibiotic use has been used by some assuming... ...Read more

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What does pus cell numerous means in urinary test?

What does pus cell numerous means in urinary test?

TNTC: If you are referring to a urine analysis that says pus cells "too numerous to count" if usually indicates urinary infection. A urine culture will document the type of infection and the correct antibiotic to use. Sometimes antibiotic is prescribed empirically without a culture in the interest of time and cost. ...Read more

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Pus/blood filled swellings. Everywhere. What is this?

Pus/blood filled swellings. Everywhere. What is this?

Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe allergic reactions, heart failure, severe malnutrition, severe fluid overload, sepsis, etc. Swelling is a very non-specific finding and has so many causes that identifying the cause takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then getting a doctors opinion should give you peace of mind. ...Read more