Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm - Hedgehog Central – Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-18-2009, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
FiaSpice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Montréal, Canada
Posts: 764
Talking Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

(yes I've posted on CnH, but I want the more awnser to act fast)
It's not about Litchi or Tangelo rest assured.

Friend that has taken an hedgehog from her co-worker. I went to see her tonight and told me thta Capri (the hedgie) was kinda fat and needed a wheel. I came to check her an realised she has a big purple-red mass on her chest right beside her arms, like under a "breast" (sorry I don't know the apropriate word it's late). It's about the size of a quarter and it's not hard but soft. Obviously, Capri is bottered when I touch her there. I have no pic (she doesn't have a camera). What could that be, a tumor?

I've told her (and her vet tech friend too) to go to the vet, I suggested mine since she wasn't happy with hers. But she's not too keen on putting money for the hedgehog that isn't "hers" (she kinda regret taking it, and thrus me, I'm happy Nancy talked me intoo taking a rescue instead of this girl). So, what kind of procedure would they do? Blood test, biopsy? Thanks for your help and I'll root for her, but let me tell you there's no way I take her in, hedgie bugget is streched and I don't even have a place for quarentaine.
__________________



Gone, but never forgotten
Etsy shop: K52 artworks
K52 artworks on Facebook
FiaSpice is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-18-2009, 09:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Hedgiepets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 754
Default Re: Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

It could be a bruise, but hard to say. Is she in a cage that has a loft? Could she have fallen onto something outside of the cage. Maybe a spider bite? Yes, I would say go to the vet to have it check.
__________________
Deneen
HedgiePets
Hedgiepets is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2009, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
FiaSpice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Montréal, Canada
Posts: 764
Default Re: Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

No she's on a sterlite bin. She does have an igloo but my friend didn't said if she was a climber. I doesn't sound like a "buise", usually brusses doesn't that big of a bump. Anyway I just sent the vet info and offered her to drive her there.
__________________



Gone, but never forgotten
Etsy shop: K52 artworks
K52 artworks on Facebook
FiaSpice is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2009, 12:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Hooked on Hogs
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 8,950
Default Re: Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

Is it a lump? Will it wiggle around? Is it scabbed or is the purple colour under the skin. Could it be a mammary tumour?
__________________
* * * Nancy * * *

Retired from breeding

Rescue contact for both the Hedgehog Welfare Society and the IHA
Rescued over 70 (and counting) hedgehogs needing a new home


http://freewebs.com/thehedgieden/
Nancy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
FiaSpice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Montréal, Canada
Posts: 764
Default Re: Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

It's exactly like the picture you showed me Nancy

The lump is not really wigelly as far as I recall.
__________________



Gone, but never forgotten
Etsy shop: K52 artworks
K52 artworks on Facebook
FiaSpice is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2009, 11:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Hedgiepets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 754
Default Re: Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

Looks like a tumor.
__________________
Deneen
HedgiePets
Hedgiepets is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-19-2009, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,558
Default Re: Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

Looks like a tumor to me as well. Time to go to the vet and talk to doc about options to remove it.
__________________

Snuffle!
Kalandra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-19-2009, 01:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Hooked on Hogs
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 8,950
Default Re: Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

The hedgehog pictured is one of mine that I posted on CnH just to show what a tumour looked like. It's not the hedgehog in question.
__________________
* * * Nancy * * *

Retired from breeding

Rescue contact for both the Hedgehog Welfare Society and the IHA
Rescued over 70 (and counting) hedgehogs needing a new home


http://freewebs.com/thehedgieden/
Nancy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-19-2009, 03:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,558
Default Re: Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

Ha! Guess our tumour radar's are functioning normally then .
__________________

Snuffle!
Kalandra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-19-2009, 04:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
FiaSpice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Montréal, Canada
Posts: 764
Default Re: Purple-red mass on chest beside the arm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nancy
The hedgehog pictured is one of mine that I posted on CnH just to show what a tumour looked like. It's not the hedgehog in question.
Yes I guess I wasn't clear it was your picture, but it's exatcly the same, so I'm like 90 sure it's a tumor. How costly it is to remove, usually, and is the pronostic good in general?
__________________



Gone, but never forgotten
Etsy shop: K52 artworks
K52 artworks on Facebook
FiaSpice is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central – Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bean exploring and getting a chest rub (video) gml Fun Stuff 6 05-15-2012 04:36 PM
Mass on the jawº Manuel Health 3 08-07-2011 12:34 PM
Being mean and soar on chest. XrihedgeX Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour 1 08-31-2010 07:49 AM
oral mass mkzimms Health 3 01-12-2009 08:44 AM
Damian vs. Chest Hair sebian Fun Stuff 5 10-04-2008 12:18 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:08 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum