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andyslastbeer 01-11-2014 09:49 PM

HELP! odd bump on my puppy!
 
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I just noticed this bump on ozzie today and I'm not sure if I should be worried or not.

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trcy 01-11-2014 09:56 PM

are both his testicles down?

andyslastbeer 01-11-2014 10:01 PM

Neither are. Hes 8 weeks old. It doesn't seem to be bothering him at all. When I touch it there's no reaction from him.

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wyominggrandma 01-11-2014 10:10 PM

Both his testicles should be able to be felt at 8 weeks, they should actually be down in his scrotum. This is not a typical "lump" from a undescended testicle. I am curious , can you "push" it back inside his tummy? Is it soft or hard?

andyslastbeer 01-11-2014 10:12 PM

The vet felt both testicles when I took him in at 6 weeks. It is kind of hard but I can press it into his stomach.

wyominggrandma 01-11-2014 10:14 PM

Do you feel a "hole" when you push it back inside? Does it go flat then?
If the vet felt both testicles, then this is not a testicle....

andyslastbeer 01-11-2014 10:18 PM

actually no. It is hard but I cannot push it in.

wyominggrandma 01-11-2014 10:21 PM

I was thinking possible hernia from weak tummy muscle, not the typical one on the umbilical cord. However if it can't be pushed in, then that is moot.
I think if it doesn't disappear as fast as it showed up or gets bigger I would be taking him to the vet. ...

andyslastbeer 01-11-2014 11:39 PM

His next appt is in 2 weeks but I may just go in sooner. Thanks for all the feedback.

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huntergreen 01-12-2014 12:30 AM

no idea, but i doubt i would make a special trip to the vet for this unless it is causing pain.


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