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    Might be a tumor, but it seems odd, anyone else see this before?

    I haven't noticed any behavioral changes, but found this lump accompanied by what seems like a "pimple" on the skin of my 4 year old guinea female. I don't want to panic too much and need to get to the vet, but has anyone seen this before? I can't seem to find any matches online.
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    Re: Might be a tumor, but it seems odd, anyone else see this before?

    Where on your guinea pig is this bump located?

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    Re: Might be a tumor, but it seems odd, anyone else see this before?

    It looks to me like a small benign cyst -- maybe a seborrheic keratosis or, less likely, a trichofolliculoma. Is it completely on the skin, or is there a lump underneath?

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    Re: Might be a tumor, but it seems odd, anyone else see this before?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soecara View Post
    Where on your guinea pig is this bump located?
    It's in her left side, on her back.

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    Re: Might be a tumor, but it seems odd, anyone else see this before?

    It sort of feels like a semi hard lump underneath the "sore".

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    Re: Might be a tumor, but it seems odd, anyone else see this before?

    Then I'd take in for a vet visit. Be sure to see an exotic vet -- small animal vets treat dogs and cats, not pocket pets, and some of them are downright dangerous.

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