Vent cancer? *UPDATE*

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Vent cancer? *UPDATE*

Postby Superhands » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:00 am

Hello everybody!

I made a post a few weeks ago about my beardie Superhands and his suspicious vent problem. I wanted to give a helpful update to others in our situation!

It turns out right his hemipene was the problem rather then the cloaca, and his left hemipene is producing normal seminal plugs so it seems breeding season could have been the trigger.

After 3 weeks of antibiotics, daily baths and iodine cleans there was no real improvement. The lovely exotic vet team who have been treating him agreed it was best to amputate the hemipene and send a bacterial culture to the lab to confirm what the infection was and how it could have started aswell as finding the perfect antibiotic to further treat him.

He came out of surgery yesterday is so far is doing well! Theres been some bleeding which is apparently normal and he's on a cluster of oral pain medication and soft antibiotics until the lab results come in!

The vets have saved his amputated hemipene so we can do a tissue sample if the lab results are inconclusive or unhelpful. If it comes to that I'll let you lovely people know so we can all learn about this strange condition!
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Re: Vent cancer? *UPDATE*

Postby AHBD » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:20 pm

Sorry to hear that your boy needed surgery. It looked like it could have been put back in but I guess the vet wasn't sure what exactly the problem was. Hopefully he'll have a speedy recovery + back to his energetic self ASAP. :)
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Re: Vent cancer? *UPDATE*

Postby Drache613 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:35 pm

Hello,

Oh poor boy, that is too bad he had to have surgery. :cry: At least one hemipene is still in place
though. It sounds like the surgery went well also & that he is doing pretty well.
Definitely do keep us all updated, we hope he makes a complete recovery.

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