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Old 11-08-2011, 02:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HELP, SHOULD I CALL THE VET?

My 8 month old male hedgehog has a veiny-looking lump near his tail. It doesn't seem to hurt him, and he's as active as usual, but I wondered if I should be worried. PLEASE HELP!
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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...you should post a pic so some experienced folks can have a look.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i can't get him to let me take a picture, but it's a fleshy, veiny lump by his tail, right next to his leg. has anyone ever seen this before?
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Is it like red ? normal skin colored? inflammed? not inflammed?

will he unball for you? if you cup in your hand loosely balled you should be able to get a pic in the general area of his tail at least no? My stinker if she will not let me see I can gently cup her with both hands kinda itching her middle back...then I use my thumbs on the quill line and pull it back slightly to see her bum

Hopefully someone will come along soon that might have an idea...if he is in distress (breathing weird or anything abnormal like that) you should go to vet asap. If he seems fine/normal tho likely ok to wait and make an appt to have them look at it.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just wanted to add...most vets have a 24 hr number for after hours and will be able to advise what can or can not wait for a vet trip
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If it is at his anus, he needs to see a vet immediately as it could be a prolapsed rectum or the start of one.

Otherwise, as has been mentioned already, if he is acting normal, waiting until this morning should be fine.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have no advice, just saying a prayer and keep us posted! Everything others experience we all benefit from!!!

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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YAY! IT SEEMS TO BE BACK TO NORMAL!!!! maybe he just needed to run or something? thank you everyone for your prayers!
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eh? .....that is not likely
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