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Pus: Introduction

Pus: White or yellow oozing fluid. See detailed information below for a list of 54 causes of Pus, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Pus:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pus. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Pus:

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Pus: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Pus, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Pus Treatments

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Message Boards for Pus

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Pus or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Pus:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Pus. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine pus-filled lesion (pustule) and determine if pus is on the skin (which suggests acne, folliculitis or boils) or under the skin with surrounding skin redness (which suggests an abscess)
    • Determine if the pus-filled lesion (pustule) arises from a hair follicle (which suggests folliculitis) or arises independently
  • Blood tests
    • Fasting blood sugar, especially if boils are recurrent
    • Blood culture, if person is unwell and has a fever
  • more tests...»

Pus: Animations

Pus: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Pus may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pus

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Pus. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Pus: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Pus

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Pus: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Definitions of Pus:

Detailed list of causes of Pus

The list below shows some of the causes of Pus mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pus?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pus. Of the 54 causes of Pus that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 43 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pus:

The following list of conditions have 'Pus' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Blastomycosis ... abscess over bone lesion
  • Boil ... pus head appears on the boil, burst boil, boil on skin





  • Glanders ... pus-forming skin infections, skin abscess











Conditions listing medical complications: Pus:

The following list of medical conditions have Pus or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.















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Causes of Pus Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pus based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Pus?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Pus, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Pus:

    Subtypes of Pus:

    Abscess (44 causes), Chronic abscess (12 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Pus:

    Sores (467 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pus:

    Infection (1293 causes), Skin lump (36 causes), Abscess (44 causes), Skin blisters (426 causes), Acne (65 causes), Actinomycetales infection, Actinomycosis, Bacteremia, Bacterial appendicitis, Blastomycosis, Boil, Boils, Cancer, Carbuncle, Chancroid

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