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My left tonsil has been swollen for 5 days now. Been on antibiotics for 4. My tonsil ruptured and had bloody puss coming out of it. Am i ok?

My left tonsil has been swollen for 5 days now. Been on antibiotics for 4. My tonsil ruptured and had bloody puss coming out of it. Am i ok?

Peritonsillar absces: You may have had a peritonsillar abscess that ruptured. If you are feeling better overall with less pain and are improving with the antibiotics, you should be ok. If you are uncertain, see an ent. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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My tonsils are swollen with white puss on them what should I be thinking ?

My tonsils are swollen with white puss on them what should I be thinking ?

Tonsillitis: See your primary care doctor for a throat culture, antibiotic if positive for Strep. The other possibility is tonsil stones. See ENT for that condition. ...Read more

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Should there be puss coming from the dry socket dressing? And is it normal for it to bleed and the dressing still be there 7 days later.

Should there be puss coming from the dry socket dressing? And is it normal for it to bleed and the dressing still be there 7 days later.

It is possible: If you suffer from dry socket, you also have an increased risk of infection. The dressing may be changed as often as everyday or as infrequently as every 3-6 day. It usually takes about 7 to 14 days for the healing process to finalize. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen tonsil on just the left side? There's no pain, no puss, and no other marks. Just looks/feels swollen/like something's stuck

Swollen tonsil: Yes, could be a foreign body reaction. But anytime there is just one swollen tonsil should be checked to make sure not a tumor or something like lymphoma. Go see an ent. ...Read more

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My boils wont stop bleeding, how can I stop it? It popped, puss came out, now it wont stop bleeding

My boils wont stop bleeding, how can I stop it? It popped, puss came out, now it wont stop bleeding

Inflammation: Furuncles or pimples can be associated with a significant amount of inflammation, and this can cause some bleeding when it is opened. This can be exaggerated if you are on nsaids or other drugs that affect clotting. Gentle pressure should stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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Bleeding puss filled bumps in pubic region?

Bleeding puss filled bumps in pubic region?

Infection: You need medical attention for a bacterial infection soon. ...Read more

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Are puss pockets on your tonsils a symptom of herpes?

Are puss pockets on your tonsils a symptom of herpes?

Tonsil stones: These are not from a herpetic infection. As we get older, our tonsils become cratered. These craters hold onto food, which are the source of the "pus pockets". ...Read more