HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Tue May 16, 2017 11:37 am

ill keep you updated
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Tue May 16, 2017 11:55 am

are you sure its not progressing into tail rot?
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Tue May 16, 2017 11:58 am

also i never heard of "Swelling" while shedding..
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby EllenD » Tue May 16, 2017 12:08 pm

I'd be very concerned about an infection spreading from the necrotic tissue at the end of his tail upwards towards his body. Just because he's on an antibiotic does not mean it's the correct antibiotic for that particular infection (unless a vet did a culture of the end of his tail and an antibiotic sensitivity test to determine the correct antibiotic for that specific bacteria), and soaks/Neosporin will do little for an aggressive internal infection. Yes it looks like a shed coming on, which can obviously cause issues, but his tail has already had an infection and tissue die. So it's very hard to tell sometimes what's going on internally without blood work to get a white cell count, and a culture from the actual infected tissue. It's a scary and frustrating problem because on one hand that dead tissue may just drop off and the stub may heal with no issues, and that bump further up may be nothing, but on the other hand the infection that caused the already dead tissue may have spread upward (or the open, dying tissue may have allowed a new bacterial infection in and it's spreading), and that bump may very well be an abscess. The only way to find out it to have a Herp vet aspirate the bump and check for lymphocytes. If it is an abscess it will eventually cause sepsis without getting him a proper diagnosis and proper treatment.
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Tue May 16, 2017 12:12 pm

@ellen
i just emailed my vet photos of the bump and how the tail looks, she will probably get back to me very soon.
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Tue May 16, 2017 12:17 pm

unable to go today because i dont have a ride, will he be okay till like later on this week?
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby CooperDragon » Tue May 16, 2017 12:18 pm

Yeah just keep an eye on the tip of the tail. If the necrotic (shriveled) part appears to travel further up the tail then it becomes a more urgent matter but if that area is staying put then it's not an immediate concern. Hopefully it will just fall off and heal over and that will be that.
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Tue May 16, 2017 12:20 pm

so if it starts getting blacker, i should be worried
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby CooperDragon » Tue May 16, 2017 12:23 pm

blacker, shriveled, further up the tail than it is currently. If it is an active infection, you don't want it to spread further.
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Tue May 16, 2017 2:08 pm

emailed vet, if i dont get a response by tomorrow i'll call the vets office.

anyways
just spent a nice afternoon outside with both of my beardies, ate many dandelions and slept in grass.
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby CooperDragon » Tue May 16, 2017 2:08 pm

Sounds like a great afternoon =)
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Tue May 16, 2017 2:13 pm

yeah, they both enjoyed it.
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Fri May 19, 2017 6:56 am

update
one bump faded away, other one is still there..
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Re: HELP!! BUMP ON TAIL

Postby matero3o » Mon May 22, 2017 7:47 am

update: he's starting to shed.
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