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help! my cat has a huge lump on the right side

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by cat444, Sep 24, 2020.


  1. cat444

    cat444 PetForums Newbie

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    I noticed just now that my cat has a huge lump on the right side of the abdomen; pretty noticeable, don’t know how i missed this. He is acting normal, eating playing etc.
    It’s like something is swollen inside of him. He recently had surgery because he had only one testicle i’m afraid it was a complication maybe..i’m rly scared
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Give your vet a call now, you most likely will need to take him into be seen
     
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    cat444 PetForums Newbie

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    It’s already closed everywhere where I live, no non stop vets.
    Is it dangerous??
     
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    cat444 PetForums Newbie

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    I took a closer look and it’s hard
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Only a vet can tell you what it is ,hard or soft it needs to be examined .
     
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    cat444 PetForums Newbie

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    Yes I know and I will first thing in the morning, but I was wondering if anyone experienced the same thing or has a clue what it could be. As a peace of mind.
     
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    Treaclesmum PetForums VIP

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    I really would ring the out of hours emergency vets for this, it could be anything. If he recently had a vaccination it could be a harmless reaction to that, but as he had surgery it could be a sign of internal bleeding. Please call your local emergency vet, even if they just advise you over the phone, they should know if it is urgent or not.
     
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    cat444 PetForums Newbie

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    I will try to ring to another city, but we really don’t have any emergency vets; no one ever answers the phone.
    By “recently” I meant like a month ago( surgery). But I’m thinking I would have noticed something since then..
    He seems unbothered by it, but then again they hide their pain well.
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Are you in the UK ? If so all vets must by law provide access to out of hours cover .It may not be at their own surgery but if you ring the day time number there should be a recorded message giving the number to contact .As for whether it would be dangerous that will depend on what is causing it .
     
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    Douglas’ Dad PetForums Senior

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    Try an online vet. I use justanswer and they have 24/7 coverage. You will need to make sure you are clear you’re asking for a cat vet. They can do telephone consults too. I’ve used this a lot and the quality varies but the following if online seemed credible: Dr Joey, Dr Chris and Dr Michael Salkin. If you don’t get an answer that allays your concerns you can get a second opinion immediately.

    Update on the Justanswer vet recommendations. The following I would not use:

    Dr Scott Nimmo (knowledge way out of date)
    MichelleB717 (doesn't answer your specific question and "data dumps").

    But a cat vet called PreciousPaws (yes!) was fantastic and very patient.
     
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    MilleD PetForums VIP

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    OP posted about a rabies jab so I doubt they are UK.
     
  12. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    I take it that was in a different thread
     
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    MilleD PetForums VIP

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    Yes.
     
  14. cat444

    cat444 PetForums Newbie

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    Yes, that’s true I don’t live in the UK
    We just got back from the vet, when she touched him, she feared that maybe he had hernia so we put him on the table for further palpation. That’s when the vet told us she couldn’t feel anything anymore; hernia was off the table anyway, but she couldn’t feel anything to the touch anymore.
    Her guess was that maybe he had swollen something whole like unchewed meat, but if anything goes wrong, to keep an eye on him.
     
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    cat444 PetForums Newbie

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    swallowed* not swollen
     
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