Follicular stasis

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Follicular stasis

Postby DorisTheDragon » Mon May 13, 2019 12:53 pm

So today Doris went for an X-ray and the vet thinks she has follicular stasis. Id never heard of this, but now I’ve done some research, it does look a lot like it with lots of round objects and a slightly swollen liver. He’s treated her for an obstruction, hopefully, and suggested I go back at the end of the week for another check up. Does anyone have any advice, or been through anything similar? I’m feeling very scared.

(I think Doris had a nice time at the vets, she came home perky and demanded crickets!)
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Re: Follicular stasis

Postby AHBD » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:21 pm

Hey there, I know this is from back in May but did Doris actually have F.S. ? How is she doing ? EDIT.... I saw that in July she had ADV but no mention of the F.S.
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Re: Follicular stasis

Postby DorisTheDragon » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:31 am

Hi :) thanks for asking.
The vet changed his mind about follicular stasis, and she seems to be fine. She didn’t lay last year, but is displaying typical springtime behaviour again now so we’ll see how it goes this time! Isn’t it amazing how much energy these lazy dragons have in spring time..
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Re: Follicular stasis

Postby AHBD » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:43 am

I'm glad to hear that the vet misdiagnosed her, she did not actually have that condition and that she's doing reasonably well. :) I was searching for threads on this subject [ F.S. ] because there's a very sad and frantic young person without enough money here on the forum who's vet simply felt her dragon's belly and says the dragon needs surgery ASAP . I think there's a good chance that the vet may be mistaken and I wanted to link your thread to show that it might be a mistaken diagnosis. I'm hoping !!
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Re: Follicular stasis

Postby DorisTheDragon » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:57 am

We did a lot of tests last year, and it turned out that Doris had a few different health problems. Follicular stasis wasn’t one of them despite initial diagnosis. I would recommend doing tests! Sending best wishes to the dragon and owner in question.
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Re: Follicular stasis

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:04 am

Thank you so much for coming back and updating us. It's very important to do that, you never know how much your own experiences can help someone else who is currently suffering through a similar situation. So thanks once again!

How has she been doing as of lately? What were her actual ailments?

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Re: Follicular stasis

Postby DorisTheDragon » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:43 am

Happy to help others out :)

Doris had coccidia and pinworms, which took a while to sort out. She may have also had a small impaction which was treated.

The vet thought that maybe some neurological symptoms were caused by follicles pressing on her spinal cord, but the adv diagnosis explained both the swollen liver and the difficulty walking.

We wouldn’t have known about any of these without doing fecal and blood tests, then the adv test, and of course the expertise of the vet.

Now she’s her usual happy self, better at walking some days than others, and needs a lot of hydration for her liver, but still climbing and eating and digging like a happy little dragon.
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Re: Follicular stasis

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:46 am

Well I'm so glad it worked out for you and that shes back to her normal self :)

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