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Doctor insights on: Swollen Bump On Neck Oozing Pus And Blood

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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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I have a swollen neck lymph node & a bump nearby but have no symptoms otherwise. I'm waiting for blood work to be done, but what could it be?

I have a swollen neck lymph node & a bump nearby but have no symptoms otherwise. I'm waiting for blood work to be done, but what could it be?

Many causes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. Swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. Blood work came back normal.

Half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. Swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. Blood work came back normal.

See doctor: You need to talk to your doctor about this especially if it has been present for more than a couple of weeks. I am concerned about the stiff neck which may signal meningitis. Blood tests do not detect all infections especially those in isolated areas. ...Read more

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I have these bumps under my arms that are filled with pus and blood. They are extremely painful and they swell up too. What is this?

I have these bumps under my arms that are filled with pus and blood. They are extremely painful and they swell up too. What is this?

Bumps under arm: These bumps can be either a blocked up sweat gland in your armpit; these tend to be fairly small, around 1/4 inch. Certain deodorants can irritate the pores and cause them to block up. If there are multiple larger lumps, you may have a condition called "hydradenitis suppurative" where the glands get recurrently swollen, tender, and often actually drain pus. See an md. Treatment is controversial. ...Read more

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Keloid oozing pus and blood?

Keloid oozing pus and blood?

See Plastic Surgeon: You should see a board certified plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine you and treat you. (no home remedies). ...Read more

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I don't have any health insurance and my belly button is oozing pus and blood and smells and it hurts below the belly button?

I don't have any health insurance and my belly button is oozing pus and blood and smells and it hurts below the belly button?

Skin infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Would be reasonable to clean the area out with soap and water and a Q tip. May use a dab of a topical antibiotic such as neosporin, triple antibiotic, etc. Try to keep it clean and dry. If this progresses you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's and my belly button hurts really bad and is oozing pus and blood and stinks horrible. Any idea of what it is?

I have Crohn's and my belly button hurts really bad and is oozing pus and blood and stinks horrible. Any idea of what it is?

Infection: From your description it sounds like an infection. Please see a doctor to get it treated. ...Read more

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I'm dry sockets are swollen and oozing pus, what can I do?

I'm dry sockets are swollen and oozing pus, what can I do?

You can: Try hydrogen peroxide rinses. Try to keep it around the extracted tooth area. It should help as emergency treatment. Please see your dentist for future treatments. ...Read more

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I squeeze a bump on my penis and blood and clear pus came out what is it?

I squeeze a bump on my penis and blood and clear pus came out what is it?

Infection: You have an infection and may need to consult your doctor, it needs a culture of the puss and will need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a bump underneath my skin on my inner thigh. Sensitive to touch. If I pop them only blood comes out. No pus ever. What could it be?

I have a bump underneath my skin on my inner thigh. Sensitive to touch. If I pop them only blood comes out. No pus ever. What could it be?

Probably a cyst: I think you have been squeezing it and it is very hard to say what exactly it is. It could be a cyst. Or a small boil or infected cyst. I suggest you have it checked by your doctor and find appropriate diagnosis and proper treatment if any needed ...Read more

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Is this set of bumps filled with pus on my 17 yo son something to be concerned about? They do not express blood and are not painful. Photo avail.

Is this set of bumps filled with pus on my 17 yo son something to be concerned about? They do not express blood and are not painful. Photo avail.

Wrong site: The docs on the public HT site can not review your uploads, previous or future questions. The paid concierge site has many of those features and if interested, read site info. Puss filled anything is worrisome but could be as simple as a minor hair follicle infection or progress to a deep abscess. A warm compress can sometimes help these resolve. Keep the area clean and contact his doc if they cont ...Read more

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My 2 yr Daughtr hav a Bump on her hip frm few wks, now it hurts nd she cant sit, I think it is pus and blood bump and it seems deep, wat should I do?

My 2 yr Daughtr hav a Bump on her hip frm few wks, now it hurts nd she cant sit, I think it is pus and blood bump and it seems deep, wat should I do?

Abscess: This could a skin infection changing into an abscess. you need to see your doctor to make sure if he/she will drain the abscess. Try to clean it well with soap and water, apply antibiotic ointment and keep it clean ...Read more

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I'm virgin&have returning bumps onpubic area. Have curly thick hair. I squeeze bumps hair pus&blood comes. Its causing scarring. How to fix and what is it?

I'm virgin&have returning bumps onpubic area. Have curly thick hair. I squeeze bumps hair pus&blood comes. Its causing scarring. How to fix and what is it?

Folliculitis: Stop squeezing these sores. The scars may be permanent. Your hygiene is not working and the hair follicles have infectious bacteria. Please see your physician soon. ...Read more

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What is this bump on my vagina? Recurring bump on the outside of the vagina. It is full of pus and blood but I don't have a clue what it is, please help?

What is this bump on my vagina? Recurring bump on the outside of the vagina. It is full of pus and blood but I don't have a clue what it is, please help?

This: This sounds like a vaginal abscess (infection), they tend to recur. If the area in question does not drain on it's own or you get a high fever see your doctor. The area may need to be incised and drained.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back of my neck. And it's draining pus. What could that b?

I have a bump on the back of my neck. And it's draining pus. What could that b?

Pustule/abcess: Occasionally the oil glands or hair follicles are invaded by skin germs. Various forms of staph or strep are the most common agents. Staph more commonly stays local while strep causes redness & extends under the skin surface. A warm compress over the area increases blood flow and allows the body to heal itself sometimes, if it persists, your dr may need to open & drain it & rx meds. ...Read more

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I have a big bump on my neck without pus, what does this sound like?

I have a big bump on my neck without pus, what does this sound like?

Cyst or lipoma: Sounds like cyst or lipoma. A boil would hurt. A swollen lymph node is possible depending upon site. ...Read more

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Vaginal bumps re - occuring pus filled with blood. Very painful sometimes.

Vaginal bumps re - occuring pus filled with blood. Very painful sometimes.

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Sounds like you may have hidradenitis superativa. Schedule a visit to confirm. ...Read more

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What do I do about a bump next to my nipple with pus in it? (Also old blood)

What do I do about a bump next to my nipple with pus in it? (Also old blood)

Always check: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. If the lesions are easily visible consider doing a virtual visit with a doctor on Healthtap now. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?

What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?

See a doctor: This can mean nothing very good. There are several possibilities and all will require professional attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bump in my nose I cleaned it with peroxide and it popped with pus and blood coming out. Came back. What is it?

Infected follicle: This is likely a blocked hair follicle that has become infected. It typically will resolve on it's own and will not require further treatment. If you develop swelling in your nose, you should seek treatment with your ent. ...Read more

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I have a beautyspot that seems to be infected I have cleaned it out its blood and pus. .. now its very sore and swollen?

I have a beautyspot that seems to be infected I have cleaned it out its blood and pus. .. now its very sore and swollen?

Of course, the pus: Suggests that infection is/was present. And the manipulation itself would have caused soreness and swelling. Sometimes just the cleaning out is enough to allow the body's own healing, but usually a health professional needs to make that judgement with you. You need to be seen and have this probably infected lesion assessed. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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4 days ago I woke up with a bump on my foot with pus in it, a few days later it got worse and really swollen. What could be the problem?

4 days ago I woke up with a bump on my foot with pus in it, a few days later it got worse and really swollen. What could be the problem?

Several: Discharge (pus) is a sign of infection. So is edema (swelling). I would have it looked at... Community acquired Mrsa infections as well as other infections present themselves as u describe and need immediate attention. ...Read more

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What is occasional bump on labia minora, at first hurts to wipe then just hurts. Will pop when I wipe or I pop it, filled with pus little blood.

What is occasional bump on labia minora, at first hurts to wipe then just hurts. Will pop when I wipe or I pop it, filled with pus little blood.

Blocked gland: Most likely this is a blocked gland. Sweaty rubbing like sex or exercise can cause the pore opening that drains the gland to get clogged. The fluid inside backs up and can get infected. Hair follicles can also get infected and cause bumps that come and go and drain pus and blood. ...Read more