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Tumor mammory tumor

RodentsRus

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Hi our piggie Cupcake has a lump om her nipple and we brought her to the vet and they diagnosed it as a mammary tumor that will have to be removed ..we are vey nervous about this.Has anyone else had this happen with their piggies? Also she has 4 nipples which the vet says its odd. But otherwise she is doing good and eating and pooping well.
 

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Mammary tumors are common, and usually have a very good prognosis. The surgery isn't particularly invasive, and doesn't often cause problems.
 

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Ditto bpatters.

I haven't heard of a pig with four nipples! Can you show a photo? Where are the extras located?
 

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Here you go.. She didn't like me taking it.
IMG_4956.jpgCupcakes nipples.jpg
 

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Thank you for posting the photo!

What a cute belly. Has she had the tumor removed yet?
 

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We're in a similar situation. We just found out last Thursday that Poofters has mammary lumps. Our vet isn't sure if they're tumors or cysts, so this Tuesday she'll do an ultrasound to determine what they are, so if they're tumors she'll do surgery the same day, and if they're fluid-filled cysts she'll aspirate because they're so close to the surface. Poofters was spayed in January because she had ovarian cysts that were growing rapidly. She came through the surgery so well that I feel fairly confident, but it's still somewhat stressful. I'm doing all the things necessary to prepare for surgery, but of course I'm hoping she won't need it. Like Cupcake she's otherwise in excellent health.

How is Cupcake now? Have you had the surgery. All the best to you!
 

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Just to let you all know her op had to be changed to Jun 11.
 

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Just to let you all know her op had to be changed to Jun 11.
Poofters' surgery went very well. By the way she's acting, one would never know that she'd just had surgery a few days ago. It was very scary on the day of the surgery because she wasn't able to fully wake up for a few hours, due to both the anaesthetic and the Metacam (which she had a lot of), and it took her about five hours for her to take any food, but our vet has had 30+ years of experience with exotics, and reassured me that Poofters would be fine. The vet had also given her metachlopramide to get her digestion moving, as well as subcutaneous fluids and a vitamin C injection. As frightening as it all was, we made it through and Poofters is doing fantastic. It helped a lot that Poofters went into the surgery in excellent health. It sounds like Cupcake is similarly in good health.

We're waiting for the results of the biopsy now, so hopefully we'll find out during the post-op appointment.

All the best to Cupcake!
 

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Hi everyone..Well Cupcake is scheduled for a operation on Wednesday to have a tumor removed on her nipple ..It was bigger last week but it seems to be shrinking?? It is definalty smaller and not as hard as it was.My question is would you get it removed or wait a few more days to see if it gets any smaller?? She is acting and eating normally and does not seem to be in any pain.Any advice would be appreciated. Thanx.
 

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I'd still have it removed.
 

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Update. Took her to the vets that had seen her before and she agrees with us that it had shrunk and is not as hard. So for now she said she thinks it may have been an abscess. So now she is on Baytrail, Metcam and benabac for 14 days.
 
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Just a update.. Cupcake is still on Baytrail. It's still there but it's a about 1/2 the size it was. Hope will keep shrinking.
 

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Mammory Tumor - Update

Update on topic https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/99607-mammory-tumor

Update.. She has been on Trim/Sulfa, metronidazole twice a day and Metacam once a day for the last two weeks. It's shinking but the vets whats
to till remove in 2 weeks. When adopted her around March 2011 and had a guinea pig in the past die after a small op. so we are scared to have
it done..As she is acting like she has nothing wrong with her..
 

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Mammory Tumor - Info Please help

Anybody? info Please.
 

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Re: Mammory Tumor - Update

Is it shrinking from the antibiotic or the metacam? Because I'm confused as to how an antibiotic would cause a non-bacterial tumor to shrink?
 

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[MENTION=10133]RodentsRus[/MENTION], please do not start multiple threads on the same sick pig. It makes it entirely too hard for other people to follow what's going. I've merged these threads.
 

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@RodentsRus, please do not start multiple threads on the same sick pig. It makes it entirely too hard for other people to follow what's going. I've merged these threads.


i tried to add the my other post about it butit sadi it's over 90 days and i couldn't added so that why i started a new one..
 

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OK, I didn't realize the other one was so old.
 

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Did the vet ever find out if it's an abscess, cyst, or tumor? Sometimes they do a needle aspirate to see what's inside the lump.

If it's shrinking because of the antibiotics, that makes me think it's an abscess. It's an unusual place for an abscess, though.

Perhaps it's not shrinking but moving up in the body cavity more? Or can you actually palpate it?
 

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The vet has definitely said it has gotten smaller and they did aspirate but nothing came out..also you can palpate it and it feels like it just under the skin and it does not seem to be bothering her at all..she is eating and playing with her cage mate...but the vet is sort of pushing to have it removed .
 
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