Neuter Complications?

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Postby pitsnok » September 21st, 2010, 8:45 pm

I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with Ollie. Everything was just fine after his neuter until yesterday I noticed what looked like a bag of liquid hanging next to his penis... Boss's Bulbous Glands have been noticeable a lot so at first I assumed it was the same thing...only bigger? It honestly just felt like liquid and was only on one side of his penis.
His incision site looks fine-no abnormal redness or seeping, but today the 'bag' of fluid seems more solid, and I think is a little bit warmish...Not hot by any means, but I think it's warmer than usual. He seems like he might be in a little bit of pain--i.e. he is hesitant about hopping onto the bed, or into a lap...up until now we have had to do all we can to prevent him from hopping on things...so that is kind of a red flag.
Someone has mentioned it could be a seroma, which I understand isn't a very serious problem, but now that he seems to be in pain I am a little more concerned. Does it sound like an infection to you guys? They have been wearing their e-collars at all times while crated up until yesterday, so I know he hasn't been irritating it by licking it.

I am calling our vet in the morning, but I was hoping I could get some feedback as soon as possible as to whether I should be concerned, or call the e-vet or what. I'm just worried!
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Postby Tubular Toby » September 21st, 2010, 11:04 pm

When I had Toby neutered at a year old, his sack (for lack of a better word) filled up with blood. I took him back to the vet and he explained that it sometimes happened when neutering mature dogs, gave him some antibiotics to be safe and sent us home. It ended up draining naturally which was a MESS. But Toby is just fine now.

Doesn't sound like it's in the same area on Ollie though? That's just my experience with Toby.

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Postby Malli » September 22nd, 2010, 3:17 am

um, without a picture I'm hesitant to even guess.
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Postby LMM » September 22nd, 2010, 9:55 am

Yea a picture would help but sounds maybe like a hematoma (sp?). Or wait, is this fluid clear?
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Postby plebayo » September 22nd, 2010, 9:58 am

pitsnok wrote:I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with Ollie. Everything was just fine after his neuter until yesterday I noticed what looked like a bag of liquid hanging next to his penis... Boss's Bulbous Glands have been noticeable a lot so at first I assumed it was the same thing...only bigger? It honestly just felt like liquid and was only on one side of his penis.
His incision site looks fine-no abnormal redness or seeping, but today the 'bag' of fluid seems more solid, and I think is a little bit warmish...Not hot by any means, but I think it's warmer than usual. He seems like he might be in a little bit of pain--i.e. he is hesitant about hopping onto the bed, or into a lap...up until now we have had to do all we can to prevent him from hopping on things...so that is kind of a red flag.
Someone has mentioned it could be a seroma, which I understand isn't a very serious problem, but now that he seems to be in pain I am a little more concerned. Does it sound like an infection to you guys? They have been wearing their e-collars at all times while crated up until yesterday, so I know he hasn't been irritating it by licking it.
I am calling our vet in the morning, but I was hoping I could get some feedback as soon as possible as to whether I should be concerned, or call the e-vet or what. I'm just worried!



Could be a seroma or reaction to suture... or... I highlighted/italicised your post, you said up until yesterday? It wouldn't take much licking to irritate the area. We generally say to leave the cone on 10-14 days for dogs who are interested in licking their parts.

I'd definitely have a vet take a peek at it as it could be a reaction to the suture.
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Postby Jenn » September 22nd, 2010, 10:33 am

:goodthoughts: No advice, but hope he's ok!!
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Postby pitsnok » September 22nd, 2010, 11:25 am

There isn't any fluid visible. It's just a sack under the skin.
Suzanne, they are still wearing their cones he just had it off for a little bit. That was after the mystery sack appeared haha.
It shrunk a little bit by last night and I didn't get a chance to look at it before I left this morning but if it is looking like it did yesterday when I get home I'm calling the vet. I feel like it's a seroma, but I need to be sure.
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Postby pitsnok » September 22nd, 2010, 1:46 pm

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poor Ollie. Having his privates posted on the internet.

This was taken the day before yesterday, but it looks the same. He is sort of leery of putting weight on his back left foot, so it seems like he is hurting again today. Also, the area feels warmer to the touch. I called the vet but the earliest they could get us in is tomorrow morning so we booked that. He is still eating and peeing and pooping normally so I'm not too concerned, but he isn't acting like the playful puppy he usually is.
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Postby amazincc » September 22nd, 2010, 2:04 pm

:shock:

For a second there I was thinking that maybe "they forgot to remove one"... glad you're getting it checked out tomorrow. :)
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Postby pitsnok » September 22nd, 2010, 2:10 pm

For a second there I was thinking that maybe "they forgot to remove one"... glad you're getting it checked out tomorrow. :)


That crossed my mind when I first noticed Boss's bulbous glands... I'd never seen them before, and then I was like..."uhhh! WHAT did they doooo?!"
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Postby iluvk9 » September 22nd, 2010, 3:24 pm

pitsnok wrote:poor Ollie. Having his privates posted on the internet.


8)

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Postby amalie79 » September 22nd, 2010, 4:42 pm

Good thoughts from us, too...

Robin had a seroma and we used warm compresses, and she got a round of antibiotics because the vet did a needle aspiration. But we were also visiting the vet every other day for him to check on it.

This is the main reason I'm hesitant to change vets-- they only do walk-ins, so I'm able to run anyone from our crew over there on short notice. Yeah, it probably feeds my hypochondria, but it's good to have the option.
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Postby Ino » September 22nd, 2010, 5:21 pm

Aww- poor boy! Good thoughts sent his way!
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Postby plebayo » September 22nd, 2010, 10:41 pm

Wow it's like dog porn :p
Sending good thoughts, hopefully it's something super simple and you can get him fixed up and back to normal, poor guy!
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Postby iluvk9 » September 23rd, 2010, 6:41 am

btw NOT 2011 PBT calendar material.... 8)
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Postby pitsnok » September 23rd, 2010, 9:56 am

Hematoma! We got cephalexin and remadyl. Hopefully it will clear up with no surgery.
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Postby pitsnok » September 23rd, 2010, 10:02 am

Oh and the vet said he is 9mo to a year old, which is exactly what we thought.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 23rd, 2010, 10:09 am

Yay for a hematoma!
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Postby Jenn » September 23rd, 2010, 11:48 am

iluvk9 wrote:btw NOT 2011 PBT calendar material.... 8)


lmao

Glad it was good news, hope he heals quick and with no complications!! :)
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Postby Malli » September 23rd, 2010, 12:08 pm

I saw the picture and thought "that needs to be seen" and it was! Glad you went!

We have had a visit to the Vet this week too. :rolleyes2:
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