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My son is draining yellow fluid from the ears and it stinks, What could this discharge be?

My son is draining yellow fluid from the ears and it stinks, What could this discharge be?

Infection!: Infection of the ear canal, or a middle ear infection that has resulted in tympanic membrane rupture can cause ear discharge that has an unusual color and odor. This is called otorrhea and needs an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I have a yellow discharge in my tonsils, it's not tonsil stones, just like an ooze and there's some swelling. What could it be? How do I treat it?

I have a yellow discharge in my tonsils, it's not tonsil stones, just like an ooze and there's some swelling. What could it be? How do I treat it?

Tonsillar discharge: Could be infection of tonsils, post nasal drip or possible retropharyngeal abscess. Seek medical attention at doctor urgent care. May consider antihistamine , and gargling with salt water 3 x a day but you also may need antibiotics ...Read more

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Pericardial effusion drainage tube removed 4 days ago. Still getting yellow discharge bandage over tube site. How long should it continue to drain?

Pericardial effusion drainage tube removed 4 days ago. Still getting yellow discharge bandage over tube site. How long should it continue to drain?

Usually short: Usually few days to a week. Depends on original cause, your over all health and nutrition status. In general, skin should seal in short period of time if over all health and nutrition status good and no abnormal tissue issues such as chest irradiation, etc.... ...Read more

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My daughter has a small hole in her throat, near her tonsils. Yellow/creamy discharge came out recently. What is this?

My daughter has a small hole in her throat, near her tonsils. Yellow/creamy discharge came out recently. What is this?

Tonsillar crypt: The surface of the tonsil has multiple crevices or crypts. Sometimes these crevices will become enlarged and fill with a yellow, cheesy looking material which may be a combination of bacteria and extruded cells. They are usually single, except in an acute infection, and often cause minor discomfort. A peritonsillar abscess could drain, but there would be severe sore throat & swelling first. ...Read more

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Had lap surgery 12/20. Woke up today with drainage from belly button on sheet. Has been draining pink/yellow all day. I posted a pic of it on profile?

Had lap surgery 12/20. Woke up today with drainage from belly button on sheet.  Has been draining pink/yellow all day. I posted a pic of it on profile?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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What does yellow discharge mean?

What does yellow discharge mean?

Nasal discharge?: You do not indicate where the discharge comes, nasal discharge or vaginal discharge? ...Read more

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What is yellow discharge and no odor?

Depends..: Yellow discharge from what? When? How long? Painful? How much? Intermittent? Continuous? Other people too, or just you? We can't answer questions without more precise details. ...Read more