Sore-looking cloaca! Concerned

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Sore-looking cloaca! Concerned

Postby Commissaar » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:58 am

Hi all,

I have a beardie, she's about 2 years old. Otherwise healthy. Set up has been detailed in previous posts but I'm using a long viv with a t5 as well as a mercury bulb for basking. Diet is veggies (manly pak/bok choi staple) with morios, dubias and occasionally wax worms or fruit beetle grubs as a treat.

Recently she's been constipated, I've had to give her more baths than usual where she usually then poops in the water, but there's a lot of poop. Poops look healthy, just huge like she's had a lot backed up.

Recently when she pooped today I noticed a big mark on her cloaca that looks painful. It's not too noticeable but it does look like a patch that's concerning. It's more prominent after she's pooped.
Wondering if this is just due to constipation? I will take her to the vet for checkup very soon regardless, but is it an emergency?

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Thanks for all your help
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Re: Sore-looking cloaca! Concerned

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:56 am

It doesn't look like pink or swollen tissue the way it would if this was a prolapse so that's probably good news. It could just be something a bit stuck during a poop. I see this happen sometimes if a strand of hair is eaten. It looks like a dried piece of worm or something - I'm not certain what it is. I would offer plenty of water to keep her hydrated and reduce strain during pooping. Hopefully that will just come free during the next poop.
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Re: Sore-looking cloaca! Concerned

Postby AHBD » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:45 pm

I don't see anything wrong at all. Sometimes there's a bit of tissue exposed as the poo but that's normal.
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Re: Sore-looking cloaca! Concerned

Postby Drache613 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:27 pm

Hello,

I agree, I think her hiney looks fine, it isn't raw at all. Sometimes that area can remain a bit
open at times, after they go to the bathroom, but quickly go back to normal.
There definitely isn't any evidence of a prolapse though.

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Re: Sore-looking cloaca! Concerned

Postby Commissaar » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:14 am

Thanks everyone it passed with another poop. Thought it might have been a sore but I think it was a bit of shell or something!

I panic over these things only because I love her xD
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Re: Sore-looking cloaca! Concerned

Postby Drache613 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:03 pm

Hello,

That is great to hear, she is all back to normal now. :D I figured it wasn't anything to worry
about. It is hard not to worry about them!

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