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Bump in dog's tummy (Possible cyst)

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by a-novac, Nov 16, 2019.


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    a-novac PetForums Newbie

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    About a week ago, I noticed my dog had a little bump in his tummy, it looked like a sack full of liquid, I didn't worry too much since I have another dog who usually gets bumps in her body due to her age.
    A few days later, my dog started licking and touching the bump in his tummy and I noticed it started bleeding just a little bit, kind of like when you scratch your skin too much and I thought of letting it heal naturally.
    A few days ago, I checked on him and noticed the bump is gone but now there's a wound in that same spot, it's not bleeding but I can see his flesh, the spot has no skin! (see image)
    I took him to the vet yesterday and he said if it was a normal wound it would've started healing by now, and said it could be a cyst. He told me to keep the area clean and gave me some ointment, and he'll check on my dog in a couple of days before taking a sample of the skin to the lab.
    I want to have a other opinion since I'm worried that this thing can be transferred to my other dog!

    Has anyone seen anything like this? Could it be a cyst or a tumor?
     

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    a-novac PetForums Newbie

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    Here are some better quality pictures. The vet said it's not infected, there's no blood or pus and I'm following the vet recommendations.
     

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    Engel98 PetForums Senior

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    With growths you can never tell for sure just by looking at it.

    Because it's quite circular almost button shaped it could be a histiocytoma which are a benign growth often found in young dogs typically 3 years and younger but can happen at any age.

    Only way to know for sure is biopsy. Although histiocytomas have a tendency to grow for about 2-3 months then disappearing
     
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    Blitz PetForums VIP

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    Looks a bit sore but the only person that can tell you what is wrong is the vet after taking a biopsy.
     
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