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Mini 04-25-2019 01:23 AM

Bleeding lump near mouth
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Hi my hedgehog has a lump that has been getting bigger over the days. And recently the lump started bleeding because she started scratching it. I took a snap shot while she's sleeping. Could anyone advise what should I do next? 😢

Aj.t 04-25-2019 07:07 AM

He needs to go to the vet as soon as possible. Lumps are never a good sign, especially by the mouth as they can hinder eating and drinking, but even more so because it’s bleeding.

Mini 04-25-2019 07:50 PM

Is there any ways to stop her bleeding? I tried applying pressure. But after awhile she starts scratching at her lump still it bleeds again...

Aj.t 04-25-2019 08:05 PM

Hey there! They do sell commercial pet safe coagulant powders, but another option would be to use a ^teeny^ tiny amount of cornstarch if you have any and dab it on the open part of her wound. Unfortunately due to its location, she’s gonna come into contact with it a lot, but if you do choose to go this route monitor her closely for a few minutes to make sure she’s not trying to lick it off. Cornstarch is not harmful if ingested in very small amounts but also doesn’t have any benefits so limit the amount you use.

Aj.t 04-25-2019 08:05 PM

If you don’t have starch, flour might work, I’ve just never used it so I can’t claim it

nikki 04-26-2019 01:36 AM

Please get that poor baby to the vet first thing in the morning. Don't even wait for an appointment just show up and say you have an emergency. That needs to be treated now and is probably very painful.

Mini 04-26-2019 10:08 AM

Thanks all for the advice!!! Appreciate it

Kalandra 04-26-2019 10:22 AM

Cornstarch and similar products are unlikely to help with that type of wound. The area in question will bleed a lot when damaged. She is scratching at it because it hurts and will continue to do more and more damage to it. She definitely needs a veterinary visit as she will need pain medication at a minimum.

Mini 04-27-2019 01:56 AM

Yes she's in a surgery now to remove the lump. 😢

belties 04-27-2019 07:40 PM

We wish the best for her. Please let us know how it goes.

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