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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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I have had really bad tonsil stones for a while, I need to remove them daily and my tonsils bleed, is this serious or am I doing something wrong?

I have had really bad tonsil stones for a while, I need to remove them daily and my tonsils bleed, is this serious or am I doing something wrong?

Tonsil stones : Tonsil stones are the result of chronic changes in the crypts of the tonsil. Actually food gets stuck and hardens in the crypts and causes a local infection and thus bleeds. The food putrifies and is smelly when it is expressed from the tonsil. You need to get your tonsils out. You can try a water pic jet spray to help clean out the crypts.
But at the end of the day, they need to be out. ...Read more

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I have white puss inside my mouth. What could be wrong?

I have white puss inside my mouth. What could be wrong?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I keep waking up with bleeding and a disgusting taste in my mouth. im havin belly aches. and my period is nearly 3 weeks late. what is wrong with me?

I keep waking up with bleeding and a disgusting taste in my mouth. im havin belly aches. and my period is nearly 3 weeks late. what is wrong with me?

Gum Disease: Gum disease is most common in everyone but it is also ignored by all since it does not cause symptoms. Only when symptoms arise do patient's see their dentists. Please see your dentist asap for possible periodontal or gum disease. ...Read more

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5 days ago i tested my INR and it was 2.5 , yesterday i had fever and headache and bleeding from mouth and nose for half an hour, what's wrong with me please, take warfarin500 and asprin. Thanks indeed

5 days ago i tested my INR and it was 2.5 , yesterday i had fever and headache and bleeding from mouth and nose for half an hour, what's wrong with me please, take warfarin500 and asprin. Thanks indeed

Ask your MD: Bleeding while anticoagulated is complex. Even if your inr was in acceptable range 5 days ago, you may be out of range. Please follow-up with your physician. ...Read more

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Mouth sores bleeding gums nose bleeds bruises head aches joint pain and fever over the past 2 weeks what's wrong with me?

Mouth sores bleeding gums nose bleeds bruises head aches joint pain and fever over the past 2 weeks what's wrong with me?

2 separate problems: These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See your dentist. 2. Headache, joint aches, fever - seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest. Good luck. ...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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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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Had a scalp cyst removed in October. Now where it was removed it's bleeding and puss. Is that normal?

Had a scalp cyst removed in October. Now where it was removed it's bleeding and puss. Is that normal?

No: This is consistent with an infection at the site of the cyst removal and it should be evaluated by the physician who removed it. A culture may be taken and, while waiting for results, you may be started on warm applications, antibiotic ointment as well as antibiotics by mouth. ...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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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

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My tonsils are bleeding, swollen, and have puss coming from them.

My tonsils are bleeding, swollen, and have puss coming from them.

Acute tonsillitis : Tonsils are like sponges in the back of the throat. Just like sponges they have pockets where things can accumulate. Sometimes this is bacteria. The bleeding is caused by little infections pushing out debris like abscesses rupturing. It is important to check to see if it is a strep infection as this can effect your skin, heart and kidneys. ...Read more

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