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    Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    Unfortunately, this is another medical thread, but for my other girl Daisy.
    While checking her over for issues (those of you who don't know, my other girl had a fungus question mark hanging over her, so I was checking Daisy for signs), I came across a very small, soft, moveable lump, adjacent to the base of her spine under her skin. No visible signs on top of the skin, and a picture would be pointless because it doesn't protrude much at all. I actually mistook it for her spine until I realised it was soft and moved (i.e could be pressed in).

    Daisy's not a struggler or verbaliser so I wasn't surprised that she made no fuss over me touching it, if it distressed her I wasn't made aware.

    I've read GuineaLynx's section on lump's and the only applicable lump seems to be a Lipoma but I'd like some second opinions, and advice on whether or not she needs a vet check or just monitoring.

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    Re: Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    Lipomas are squishy -- they filled with fat. If it's not squishy, chances are it isn't a lipoma.

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    Re: Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess_Piggie View Post
    Unfortunately, this is another medical thread, but for my other girl Daisy.
    While checking her over for issues (those of you who don't know, my other girl had a fungus question mark hanging over her, so I was checking Daisy for signs), I came across a very small, soft, moveable lump, adjacent to the base of her spine under her skin. No visible signs on top of the skin, and a picture would be pointless because it doesn't protrude much at all. I actually mistook it for her spine until I realised it was soft and moved (i.e could be pressed in).

    Daisy's not a struggler or verbaliser so I wasn't surprised that she made no fuss over me touching it, if it distressed her I wasn't made aware.

    I've read GuineaLynx's section on lump's and the only applicable lump seems to be a Lipoma but I'd like some second opinions, and advice on whether or not she needs a vet check or just monitoring.
    Hi, @Princess_Piggie and Happy New Year. How have you been doing?

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    Re: Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    @bpatters, it does seem to squish in. What would you recommend?

    Hi @pinky! Happy New Year to you too! I've been doing fairly well, how've you been doing?

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    Re: Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    I'd measure the size, and watch it very carefully for a while. If you notice it getting larger/pus-filled/redder/harder/painful/whatever, or if it seems to be affecting her ability to move, then see a vet. If it stays the same, then mention it to the vet the next time you take her in.

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    Re: Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    If it were to be pus filled, how would you notice that with it being under the skin, just so I know what to look for?

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    Re: Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    Often, something with pus in it will come to a head, sort of like a bad pimple. That's not true 100% of the time, but it is often enough that you can use it as a clue.

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    Re: Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess_Piggie View Post
    @bpatters, it does seem to squish in. What would you recommend?

    Hi @pinky! Happy New Year to you too! I've been doing fairly well, how've you been doing?
    I've been doing good. My two seniors (Wishbone and Rigatoni) passed this Fall so I have some youngsters here. I'd love to hear an update on how things are going with you.

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    Re: Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    Well my girls are still doing good, albeit seemingly more accident prone of late. I'll inbox you a more personal update :)

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