Bearded Dragon lump on head

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Bearded Dragon lump on head

Postby NoahErps » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:07 pm

My bearded dragon has a lump on the back of his head. Right above his ear and just in back of his line of spikes. We think it’s an abscess but there’s a possibility of it being an aneurysm or tumor. It’s very new.
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Re: Bearded Dragon lump on head

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Re: Bearded Dragon lump on head

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Re: Bearded Dragon lump on head

Postby Drache613 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:15 am

Hello,

Oh dear, that is probably going to be an abscess, aneurism or a tumor. My guess is that it
is most likely going to be an abscess or aneurism. Has he fallen that you know of or hit his
head possibly?
Is he acting normal & eating as he usually does?
Since it seems like it came on suddenly you will definitely have to monitor this situation. Do
you have a vet you could get him in to see?

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Re: Bearded Dragon lump on head

Postby NoahErps » Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:01 am

Yes, we are booking a vet appointment ASAP. He is acting just as he was without it. He’s eating normal and will run around. We are just making sure he doesn’t hit his head so if it is an aneurysm, it won’t rupture. We were just away for a week and when we came back he had it, so I don’t know if he hit his head or not. One of the people who was taking care of him though sent a a picture of him and it looked like it was starting to appear. It was like half or 1/4 of the size it is now. Once it reached the size it is now, it hasn’t gotten any bigger, it’s just stayed the same size. I have also put VERY slight pressure on the lump and he didn’t show any reaction, so I don’t think it is hurting him at the moment.
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Re: Bearded Dragon lump on head

Postby Drache613 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:05 am

Hello,

Let us know how the vet visit goes. I am glad to hear he is not acting ill though, that is
a great sign!
That is good it hasn't gotten any larger right now & doesn't seem to hurt when you touch
it, bless him. Definitely try to keep him from having to climb too much so he can't hit his
head on anything right now.
Keep us posted on him.

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Re: Bearded Dragon lump on head

Postby NoahErps » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:45 am

The vet visit went good. They didn’t do any x rays yet, they just looked at it. They highly doubt that it’s a tumor or aneurysm because of the shape. We’ll bring him back in a week or two for the x ray.
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Re: Bearded Dragon lump on head

Postby Drache613 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:01 pm

Hello,

That is good news the vet visit went without incident! So you will be going back for x-rays
soon then?
How is he doing, still active & has an appetite I hope?

Let us know how he is doing.

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