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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This morning pus and a little bit of blood was coming out of my bellybutton. What does this mean and what should I do?
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
Pus & infection: It means you need urgent medical attention, need antibiotics and other possible interventions. ...Read more
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
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 presence of gram+ cocci, no pus cells seen. What does that mean? Should I be alarmed?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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