what is this?

andy123

New Member



noticed this on the side of bob today, its only tiny about half a pea size, firm to the touch and moves with the skin, doesnt seem to hurt him if i touch it or anything :confused:

for anyone who cant see the image heres a link to it... http://i43.tinypic.com/2jxrbo.jpg
 
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jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
Yes, I could see it on FB. It does look like it could be the start of the same thing. Luie's path report was right under the picture. We need to get Dayna, ferritinmyshoes to look at the picture. She's one of the vets on here. Try uploading your picture again here.
 
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ferretinmyshoes

Veterinarian
Staff member
Hello all. :) It looks quite a bit like what Luie had with how it is growing without disrupting the overlying skin. It could be something like an abscess under the skin, but I'd be more inclined to think it's some kind of growth. There are a few different types of growths. My veiled had some growths that turned out to be papillovirus, and you saw Jann's thread on Luie's growths. The only way to know is to remove it and sent it to the lab for histopathology where they can tell what type of tissue is growing and what's inside. That would of course need to be done under anesthesia since it would be painful, so a trip to the vet to discuss removal would be a great idea. Just make sure it gets sent to the lab even though it's more expensive because otherwise you'll never know what it is. And without knowing what it is you won't know how likely it is to come back or spread to other areas of the body.
 
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