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What might it mean for pus to be coming out of my bellybutton?

What might it mean for pus to be coming out of my bellybutton?

Omphalitis!: Belly button infections are quite rare in adults, unless due to trauma from piercings. This usually responds to oral antibiotics. If it recurs, one should search for an umbilical cord remnant connecting the belly button to the intestine or bladder (this can be seen on cat scan). If present, surgical excision is necessary. ...Read more

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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've got pus coming out of my belly button what could this mean?

I've got pus coming out of my belly button what could this mean?

Infection: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...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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What does it mean when pus is coming out of infected area?

What does it mean when pus is coming out of infected area?

Pus & infection: It means you need urgent medical attention, need antibiotics and other possible interventions. ...Read more

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Pus cells/leucoytes : occasional. Epithelial cells : (+). What it means?

Pus cells/leucoytes : occasional. Epithelial cells : (+). What it means?

Depends: Do you have any symptoms such as dysuria, suprapubic pain, flank pain or fever? If yes, these findings may suggest an urine infection. If no, these findings are seen in contaminated sample, asymptomatic bacteriuria or colonization which is normal. A good perineal hygiene is usually helpful to avoid colonization of bacteria. ...Read more

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I m 28 yrs old. I have 8-10 pus cells and 40-50 epithelial cells. What does it mean?

I m 28 yrs old. I have 8-10 pus cells and 40-50 epithelial cells. What does it mean?

Repeat Urine test: With so many epithelial cells, it means a repeat urine sample that is midstream clean catch is a good idea. The white cells may be a result of vaginal or vulvar irritation and not due to a bladder infection. ...Read more

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I just had my papsmear test and the result was gram + cocci, no pus cells seen. What does that mean? Should I be alarmed?

I just had my papsmear test and the result was gram + cocci, no pus cells seen. What does that mean? Should I be alarmed?

No: Pap smears are meant to find precancerous cervical cells. They aren't designed to diagnose infections. There are normally a wide variety of bacteria in the vagina. Unless you are having symptoms, gram positive cocci on your pap should not be of concern. Hope this reassures you. ...Read more

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Pus cells in urine means?

Here are some. ..: Pus cells are degenerated white blood cells and its presence denotes inflammation inside urinary tracts does exist usually resulting from bacterial UTI, STD-related urethritis, stone, tumors, foreign body, physical related event including surgery & instrumentation, etc. But, careless urine collection may lead to significant contamination so to show pus cells but commonly along with squamous cells. ...Read more

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What does trace of pus in a urinalysis mean?

What does trace of pus in a urinalysis mean?

Need to rule out: Infection in the urinary system. You did not provide a quantitative information about the number of pus cells. All lab results need to interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have pus in the fallopian tube?

What does it mean to have pus in the fallopian tube?

Infection: It means the tube contains infection. It may be a long term chronic infection. Or it may be an acute or immediate infection. An acute infection needs to be treated with antibiotics, sometimes requires hospitalization. Sometimes the tube must be surgically removed for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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What does it mean of I have pus spots on my tonsils?

Infection: Pus spots on the back of the throat or tonsils usually means an infection is going on. Often they're caused by viruses and go away in a few days. They can also be caused by bacterial germs like strep. Talk to your doctor. They may want to do a strep test to see if treatment is needed. You can help throat pain by drinking cold (non-acid, non-carbonated) liquids. Throat lozenges can help. ...Read more

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Pus and bleeding from belly button?

Pus and bleeding from belly button?

Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. ...Read more

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What can it mean to have pus cells in your throat?

What can it mean to have pus cells in your throat?

Many causes: While the glands of the throat typically produce one to two quarts of mucous daily, which filters the air and traps foreign matter you inhale, abnormal substance like pus in the throat is a symptom of a wide variety of throat problems ranging from strep throat to bacterial infections. I would see your doctor to have it diagnosed. ...Read more

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What does 30 to 40 percent pus cells in urine mean?

What does 30 to 40 percent pus cells in urine mean?

Pus: Pus is composed of decayed material and largely white blood cells. 30-40% is a relatively large amount. This suggests that there has been an inflammatory reaction or immune response. If other lab findings support it this could represent an infection or other condition that needs treatment. Be sure to talk with your doctor for further assistance. ...Read more

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Cyst released sticky pus with blood, what does that mean?

Cyst released sticky pus with blood, what does that mean?

Draining cyst: Sounds like an infection, you need to see your dr. You may need to be on antibiotic and diagnose what the problem is and treat it! ...Read more

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I have a problem I have white pus comun out my dic what does that mean?

I have a problem I have white pus comun out my dic what does that mean?

Urethritis: In general having penile discharge is thought to be symptoms of either gonorrhea or chlamydia or both. The other possibility is that it could be a sign of too much prostate fluid. The question there is does it hurt to ejaculate? ...Read more

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Pus cells (WBCs) Numerous in my urine report. What does it mean plz help?

Pus cells (WBCs) Numerous in my urine report. What does it mean plz help?

Numerous WBC in urin: You may have a UTI or vaginitis (UTI more likely with lots of cells).Are you having burning with urination? Would f/u with doctor you may need antibiotics ...Read more

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I drain pus there is hole now that means everything is out now (abscess)?

No: A pus hole is usually a carbuncle. Unfortunately it usually needs antibiotics and surgical removal. See a doctor for these. It does not heal up unless the entire hole/cyst is removed. Maybe you have something else that might just heal on its own. An infected cut?
Can try first aid cream and warm compresses.
See a doctor for complete diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more