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    Chubby Monroe - lump in bum

    My guinea pig has recently appeared with a rather large lump on his bum. He has been fine, eating and drinking well but when I touch he sounds like his in pain. I am super conscious and paranoid. What should I do? What even is it?

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    Re: Chubby Monroe - lump in bum

    Take him to the vet. A pig that's in pain needs to see a vet. A pig with a lump needs to see a vet.

    Choose an exotic vet. Small animal vets treat dogs and cats, not pocket pets, and some of them are downright dangerous.

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    Re: Chubby Monroe - lump in bum

    What could it be?

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    Re: Chubby Monroe - lump in bum

    I am going to call the vets now

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    Re: Chubby Monroe - lump in bum

    It sounds like it has appeared and grown rather rapidly? If so it is most likely an abscess.

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    Re: Chubby Monroe - lump in bum

    I would second a likely abscess. Let us know how it goes and if you need any more advice on this!

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    Re: Chubby Monroe - lump in bum

    I have been to emergency vet and they said it is a poop impacting but we have caught it early. Thanks all for your suggestions.

    He is currently on antibiotics and we clean his bum once a day.

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    Re: Chubby Monroe - lump in bum

    Glad to hear you caught it early! Let us know if you need anything else. :)

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