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Old 08-29-2012, 10:53 PM
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Default Pea size bump (looks like puss) on my dogs leg

I found this pimple like bump under my dogs leg, does anyone know what it might be? I searched online and read about Lipoma but most of the pics I see are very large lumps, this is more like a pea size bump that looks to be filled with puss like a pimple.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:04 PM
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Pop it?

LOL At least I'd be tempted to, then wash the area well or apply polysporin.

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It looks like a pimple, so likely an infected bite or something like that. Or who knows, something in her system that's coming out her skin there (like an infection).

If you don't want to pop it, apply a hot compress and keep the area clean and keep an eye on things, if it gets worse or anything bring her to the vet.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:34 PM
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sebaceous cyst? I had a friend who took her dog to the vet for a similar-looking thing and thats what it was. They popped it and that was the end of it

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:43 PM
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Could be a cyst or histiocytoma.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:13 PM
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I wouldn't be able to resist popping that.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:22 PM
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I think I'd probably sterilize a needle and open it up, clean it out and soak it with betadine.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:43 PM
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Ok, so no one seems overly concerned about it and Fred is acting normal, doesn't seem to be in pain. I don't want to pop it because I don't really know what it is, I'll probably just monitor it, his annual vet visit is in December.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:49 PM
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I second sebaceous cyst.

I worked at a clinic once that used to treat those with the laser. It was gross but worked well.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:15 PM
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Pop it! Lucy had a couple of those on her back - I finally got brave and squeezed them and eeeewwww there was SO MUCH stuff inside it. But that was that, they were gone and never came back.

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:04 AM
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I finally tried to pop it with a needle that i soaked in alcohol to sterizile. THe whole thing didn't pop like I expected, I made a few small holes in it where i was able to squeeze some blood out but that was it. No puss or anything and the bump is still there, not sure if it will be smaller tomorrow or not. Was there supposed to be a lot of puss or is it normal to only see blood? I didn't aggressively poke at it, I was very timid and nervous.

Anyway, I think I'm going to take him to the vet this weekend to get it checked out. The whole time during the procedure though freddie was really calm and didn't seem like he was in pain at all.
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