Lumps on my Beardie

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Lumps on my Beardie

Postby Amoonlitmaiden » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:48 am

My beardie is 11. A few months ago I found a lump on her chest. Vet said to just keep an eye on it. Lately my beardie has been lethargic. I just had a baby so I dont get to handle my beardie as much as I used to. Today I went to pick her up and noticed her lump has gotten bigger... MUCH bigger I am taking her back to the vet next week, but I wanted to see what you guys think it is. I am really hoping it is not cancer. I am worried :( I dont want it to be serious![Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby LimKH » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:56 am

Amoonlitmaiden wrote:[Click image to enlarge]
My beardie is 11. A few months ago I found a lump on her chest. Vet said to just keep an eye on it. Lately my beardie has been lethargic. I just had a baby so I dont get to handle my beardie as much as I used to. Today I went to pick her up and noticed her lump has gotten bigger... MUCH bigger I am taking her back to the vet next week, but I wanted to see what you guys think it is. I am really hoping it is not cancer. I am worried :( I dont want it to be serious![Click image to enlarge]
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Amoonlitmaiden wrote:[Click image to enlarge]
My beardie is 11. A few months ago I found a lump on her chest. Vet said to just keep an eye on it. Lately my beardie has been lethargic. I just had a baby so I dont get to handle my beardie as much as I used to. Today I went to pick her up and noticed her lump has gotten bigger... MUCH bigger I am taking her back to the vet next week, but I wanted to see what you guys think it is. I am really hoping it is not cancer. I am worried :( I dont want it to be serious![Click image to enlarge]
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OMG!!! WHAT HAPPENED?? It looks serious. I think you should take it to the vet ASAP. Wait for people's respond.
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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby Amoonlitmaiden » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:02 am

OMG!!! WHAT HAPPENED?? It looks serious. I think you should take it to the vet ASAP. Wait for people's respond.[/quote]

I did just call the vet and they were able to get me in today. A relief! I really hope it's nothing too bad and something they can cure. I work with animals and never seen this :'(
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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby LimKH » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:04 am

Amoonlitmaiden wrote:OMG!!! WHAT HAPPENED?? It looks serious. I think you should take it to the vet ASAP. Wait for people's respond.


I did just call the vet and they were able to get me in today. A relief! I really hope it's nothing too bad and something they can cure. I work with animals and never seen this :'([/quote]

Hope that your bearded dragon gets well soon :(
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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby Amoonlitmaiden » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:10 am

LimKH wrote:
Hope that your bearded dragon gets well soon :(


Me too :( thank you!
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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:37 am

Hello,

Oh my, I'm not sure what that could be, hopefully not a tumor.
Could she have been bitten by a brown recluse spider or a cricket possibly?
I don't think it looks like a burn either. Let us know how the vet visit goes.

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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:40 am

Look like puncture wounds to me .

Things that come to mind to me are
>> cat claw or fangs and infected .
>> dog bite and infected .
>> spider bite /s infected / necrotizing ??
>> snake bite and infected / necrotizing ??

Definitely need blood work and swabs and small needle aspirations to work out what's going on.

I'd be preparing yourself for a long expensive treatment , perhaps involving surgery under a general to drain and debride all infected tissues and that might be the best you might expect .
Hopefully there is no tumour , but there is definitely some kind of abscess there.

I'd not be putting taking her the vet and I hope you have a competent / experienced / knowledgeable REPTILE vet who can cure this .
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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby HippieLizards » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:00 pm

kingofnobbys wrote:Look like puncture wounds to me .

Things that come to mind to me are
>> cat claw or fangs and infected .
>> dog bite and infected .
>> spider bite /s infected / necrotizing ??
>> snake bite and infected / necrotizing ??

Definitely need blood work and swabs and small needle aspirations to work out what's going on.

I'd be preparing yourself for a long expensive treatment , perhaps involving surgery under a general to drain and debride all infected tissues and that might be the best you might expect .
Hopefully there is no tumour , but there is definitely some kind of abscess there.

I'd not be putting taking her the vet and I hope you have a competent / experienced / knowledgeable REPTILE vet who can cure this .
It does certainly look like that, this is very serious. I'd definitely get her to a certified experienced Reptile vet ASAP and do blood work like Nobbys said, To me though it looks like some sort of growth or tumor, which I really hope it isn't. :(

I did some research, Apparently Tumors on reptile stomachs are very rare, typically they appear on the head, Back, limbs, or tail. I'm still not ruling that out as a possibility. But it looks too small to be a tumor however. Do you have any other pets in the house aside from her that might have had access to her? Did you feel the lumps? are they hard or are they soft and crackly?

Please keep us up to date on how she's doing as this is very urgent.
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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:01 pm

HippieLizards wrote:
kingofnobbys wrote:Look like puncture wounds to me .

Things that come to mind to me are
>> cat claw or fangs and infected .
>> dog bite and infected .
>> spider bite /s infected / necrotizing ??
>> snake bite and infected / necrotizing ??

Definitely need blood work and swabs and small needle aspirations to work out what's going on.

I'd be preparing yourself for a long expensive treatment , perhaps involving surgery under a general to drain and debride all infected tissues and that might be the best you might expect .
Hopefully there is no tumour , but there is definitely some kind of abscess there.

I'd not be putting taking her the vet and I hope you have a competent / experienced / knowledgeable REPTILE vet who can cure this .
It does certainly look like that, this is very serious. I'd definitely get her to a certified experienced Reptile vet ASAP and do blood work like Nobbys said, To me though it looks like some sort of growth or tumor, which I really hope it isn't. :(

I did some research, Apparently Tumors on reptile stomachs are very rare, typically they appear on the head, Back, limbs, or tail. I'm still not ruling that out as a possibility. But it looks too small to be a tumor however. Do you have any other pets in the house aside from her that might have had access to her? Did you feel the lumps? are they hard or are they soft and crackly?

Please keep us up to date on how she's doing as this is very urgent.


Yep , that was I found when referred to my reference books on reptile deseases .

There is definitely a very strong possibllity this now a systemic infection ( ie she has blood poisoning as a result ) and if not I'd be surprised. She's critically ill IMO so don't delay the vet visit and make sure the vet is experienced and knowledgeable about reptile health .
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EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby AHBD » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:28 pm

We'll find out when the O.P posts back with the findings from the vet. Until then just be patient , no one knows what this is from. Hopefully something that can be dealt with.
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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:52 am

Hello,

Do you have any updates for us yet? We are all anxiously awaiting what could be going
on with your girl.

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Re: Lumps on my Beardie

Postby HippieLizards » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:28 pm

Hello,

How is she doing today? Has she been alright? Has anything gotten worse or better? And have you found a Vet yet? This site can help you find a reptile vet near you: http://www.anapsid.org/vets/

I hope she's doing well. We're all cheering for her!

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