Found a lump

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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » January 27th, 2010, 7:47 pm

Wut Oh... I found a lump on Shades' rear leg last night. It seems a little deeper than the small lipoma we just removed from his brother's shoulder last month. Pretty solid and a little smaller than a gumball.
It wasn't there and now it is. Seems like it just popped up overnight almost. :shock:

Aside from lipoma or other tumor, what could it be??
I'll be calling the vet tomorrow. I noticed it last night and was hoping it would just be gone today, fast as it appeared. No luck.
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Postby Marinepits » January 27th, 2010, 7:51 pm

Bug/spider bite? :?
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Postby amazincc » January 27th, 2010, 8:16 pm

Swollen lymph node? :|
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Postby CinderDee » January 27th, 2010, 8:51 pm

Where is it on the leg?
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » January 27th, 2010, 8:56 pm

It's on the outside of the leg, above the ankle in the meaty part of his leg.
It's in the same spot where Jazzy had a nerve sheath tumor a few years ago.
It could be a bite, I didn't think of that.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » January 27th, 2010, 9:14 pm

Sorry for dp.

Wait and watch for a few days, or get in as soon as I can? Opinions?
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Postby Marinepits » January 27th, 2010, 9:30 pm

Personally, I would watch-n-wait a couple of days, unless it suddenly changes size or ulcerates or does something weird, LOL.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » January 27th, 2010, 9:45 pm

Yaaahh! I hope that doesn't happen. lol
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Postby Pit♥bull » January 28th, 2010, 7:53 am

Trouble is still with us after 14 months because we didn't wait :|

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Postby TheRedQueen » January 28th, 2010, 10:32 am

My old basset used to get fatty cysts all of the time, and then she got one that popped up suddenly, but was different than the rest.

Took her in to have them all removed (since one was right near her eye... :nono: ).

Anyway, the odd one on her leg turned out to be a follicle problem...I don't even remember what exactly happened, but it was to do with the hair follicle. Never heard of it before or since. But it showed me how many lumps there can be!

Good luck with your lumpy boy... :goodthoughts:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 28th, 2010, 11:20 am

I shall keep my fingers crossed for a harmless, simply unattractive lump. :goodthoughts:
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » January 28th, 2010, 7:41 pm

Ok, well today it seems to be a bit more fluid-filled and I'm almost positive it is a bit smaller. Kind of cyst-like.
I'm thinking of trying a warm compress on it to see if fluid will draw up towards the surface.

Thanks for the good thoughts. If I don't see any change soon, he'll be going in to have an aspirate done.
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Postby blabsforbullies » January 28th, 2010, 7:42 pm

I'd have it checked, but then even if I wasn't "in the biz", I'm a paranoid freaky critter mommy :rolleyes2: , so I'm more apt to rush in for a sneeze. :shocker:
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Postby HappyPuppy » January 28th, 2010, 8:41 pm

Keep us posted!!! I hope it's nothing major!
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Postby CinderDee » January 29th, 2010, 8:51 pm

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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » January 29th, 2010, 11:18 pm

Thanks Dee.

It is going away. It seems a bit harder today, but is much smaller. Weird..??
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Postby CinderDee » January 30th, 2010, 4:00 am

Did you put the warm compress on it?
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » January 31st, 2010, 12:05 am

I tried but he wouldn't sit still enough for me.
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Postby CinderDee » January 31st, 2010, 12:23 am

Sounds like someone I know. :nono: I hope it continues to get smaller.
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Postby Suzi » January 31st, 2010, 1:27 pm

Good to hear that you will be getting him to the vet......We are in the midst of dealing with MCT...The way you describe the lump getting bigger, then smaller, just appearing,,worries me for your boy. MCT is a very agressive cancer.
I truely do not want to give you worries,,,I just want to stress the importance of ruling this type of monster out.

If and when it is removed (the sooner the better),,,make sure you tell your vet to get clear margins.

We'll be looking for updates,,,,and sending good thoughts as we wait....Hope it's nothing.
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