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Dark hard bump on back. It's painless. Hasn't changed size. Had it for about a year. No pus or anything when squeezed. What could it be?

Dark hard bump on back. It's painless. Hasn't changed size. Had it for about a year. No pus or anything when squeezed. What could it be?

See Dermatologist: For any lesion on one's skin the best best is to see a dermatologist. Many primary care physicians are able to diagnose skin conditions, and if not refer to a dermatologist. One's skin is the largest organ and subject to many, many conditions. Some benign and some deadly. Don't take chance and have it examined soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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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In have these tiny little bump on my chin. Whenever I squeeze them a thin white string of pus comes out then they come back fast. What is this?

In have these tiny little bump on my chin. Whenever I squeeze them a thin white string of pus comes out then they come back fast. What is this?

Skin infection?: This needs to be examined in order to be successfully diagnosed. Stop squeezing these. Could be dangerous by spreading infection. Go show these to your PCP. ...Read more

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I had a boil in November on the lower back of my head, bad-smelling clear pus came out when I squeezed it, then it healed. Now I have a reddish raised bump in that spot. What could this be/what should be done, if anything?

I had a boil in November on the lower back of my head, bad-smelling clear pus came out when I squeezed it, then it healed. Now I have a reddish raised bump in that spot. What could this be/what should be done, if anything?

Skin care: 60 year old gentleman with history of a skin infection versus cyst. You should visit a dermatologist in the office to examine your skin. It is possible that this is a self-limited skin infection or infected follicle or it could be a sebaceous cyst which has lining that will elaborate keratinous grummus until that lining is scraped. Your dermatologist will be able to evaluate this for you. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my arms that's spreading and are full of puss they are spreading quickly they itch when you squeeze the pus out its back full within an hour they are very itchy

I have red bumps on my arms that's spreading and are full of puss they are spreading quickly they itch when you squeeze the pus out its back full within an hour they are very itchy

Hopefully: Hopefully you have seen a doctor by now. If not you must do so at once, this sounds like a very aggressive infectious process that needs to be treated with antibiotics right away.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back of my neck. And it's draining pus. What could that b?

I have a bump on the back of my neck. And it's draining pus. What could that b?

Pustule/abcess: Occasionally the oil glands or hair follicles are invaded by skin germs. Various forms of staph or strep are the most common agents. Staph more commonly stays local while strep causes redness & extends under the skin surface. A warm compress over the area increases blood flow and allows the body to heal itself sometimes, if it persists, your dr may need to open & drain it & rx meds. ...Read more

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What's this long pus like thing that came out of my back?

What's this long pus like thing that came out of my back?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump that releases pus when I squeeze it on my vagina, what is it?

I have a hard bump that releases pus when I squeeze it on my vagina, what is it?

It could be...: It could be anything from a hair follicle bump to a Bartholin gland infection. This requires a GYN MD visit to 'lay eyes on" to accurately identify the cause. ...Read more

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I had a big pus filled pimple on corner of my testis its not paining when it squeezes it s lightly paining?

I had a big pus filled pimple on corner of my testis its not paining when it squeezes it s lightly paining?

Probably a cyst...: Your described "pimple" hints the presence of overactive hyperplasia of sebaceous gland or sebaceous cyst. If so, leave it alone and don't squeeze it. Such cyst may grow in size over time and even occasionally get infected but not common. Besides, the number of such cyst may increase over time, but unpredictable. So, live on and enjoy life. ...Read more

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Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

At your tonsils?: Hard white or yellow concretions in the tonsils are usually tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. Harmless although they can cause a foreign body sensation and contribute to halitosis. Exudate on the tonsils or throat may be an indication of tonsil infection (viral or bacterial). See a doc for thorough exam. ...Read more

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How can I remove pus from the back of my throat? Is it infectious?

How can I remove pus from the back of my throat? Is it infectious?

Go to doctor: Whether you have pus pockets over tonsils or a post nasal drip, a proper diagnosis is only possible with a careful examination. In some cases, your doctor needs to refer you to an ENT to drain the pus if indicated. There are potential and serious complications involving the airway. Get checked ASAP to get well soon:) ...Read more

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Pus filled bumps on the back?

Pus filled bumps on the back?

Likely a boil!: It looks like you have a boil which is an infection of the hail follicle of oil gland, it may require simple drainage with or without oral antibiotics. Warm pads may help increasing the local circulation and fasten healing. ...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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Lump in the croin area which is hard and hurts squeezed it and pus can out?

Lump in the croin area which is hard and hurts squeezed it and pus can out?

Below: GO see your DR, you need an antibiotic.

Until then try warm moist packs to the area 3 times per day for about 15 min each time. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about blood and pus in my urine with back pain?

Should I be concerned about blood and pus in my urine with back pain?

Yes!: Please seek medical care right now. Please do not delay. Thank you. ...Read more

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Non itchy, pink pus filled bumps on the back of my legs, what are these?

Non itchy, pink pus filled bumps on the back of my legs, what are these?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I had a pus filled spot on the base of my shaft and I squeezed it & it popped, just wondering if that's normal or if somethings wrong, not an sti?

I had a pus filled spot on the base of my shaft and I squeezed it & it popped, just wondering if that's normal or if somethings wrong, not an sti?

Skin infection: Most likely an infected cyst similar to a pimple. Keep the area clean and if it is red, hot or tender go to an Emergency Room or walk in clinic. ...Read more

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Pus filled bump on back of ear. How do I bust it and keep it from coming back?

Pus filled bump on back of ear. How do I bust it and keep it from coming back?

See a doctor: Do not try and drain this yourself without assistance and with a possible need for concomitant antibiotic treatment. This could be very dangerous and create a risk to spread infection to other areas of the skull and brain and soft tissues. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a pimple on the areola? Because I just got it today and it's very painful even when I squeezed it white pus came out of it

Is it normal to get a pimple on the areola? Because I just got it today and it's very painful even when I squeezed it white pus came out of it

A pimple: That is painful enough to write in about might be a small abscess or infected duct that might best be managed with antibiotics and surgical help draining if need be ...Read more

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I shaved my head, now I've developed a farm of white-pus filled bumps, there is a bump on the right back side of my head. What can this bump be?

I shaved my head, now I've developed a farm of white-pus filled bumps, there is a bump on the right back side of my head. What can this bump be?

Razor bumps?: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a fancy word for razor bumps. More so in dark-skinned people, shaving closely with a razor can cause new very short hairs to grow down in to the skin, causing irritation. It's also possible to have an acne-type response to shaving, and it's possible to introduce infection as well. Warm compresses can be helpful, gentle cleansing with hypoallergenic soap. ...Read more

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I got bit on my abs by some bug, it grew pus. Put neosporin, popped it. Went away, but feels like a marble is still there. New one coming back, why?

Start over: How do you know a "bug" is responsible? Did you see and feel it? Neosporin did not "pop" it. The neosporin had no effect on the behavior of this. If it annoys you, see a dermatologist for a better diagnosis and definitive therapy based on that. ...Read more

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I have white pus filled bumps on the back of my head. When I force the pus out more bumps take their place and are spreading continuously. Assistance?

I have white pus filled bumps on the back of my head. When I force the pus out more bumps take their place and are spreading continuously. Assistance?

Bad idea: Your infection is spreading and your squeezing is the cause. Please consult a physician for both topical and oral antibiotic therapy and stop squeezingthese abscesses, unless you weant to spend a week or so in a hospital. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump on my back and its painful. Few years back also I had same lump on same place, pus came out and for few years I was fine. Help!

PCP or URGENT CARE: It may be infected. Get your PCP to take a look at it or go to the urgent care center for evaluation. You may need to have it incised and drained ...Read more