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Possible Prolapse?

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Help needed ASAP. Pics are of her undercarriage, but not meant to be graphic or grotesque.

Checked on my two hedgehogs this morning and one, Gertrude, had a dried poop-looking thing near her bottom. I immediately ran some warm water and let her soak, hoping it would wash off like poop normally does. But it wasn’t letting loose. I didn’t want to pull on it either.
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However, the closer I looked, I realized the thing was actually coming from her lady part, not her butt… I’m very, very worried and have no idea what it is. I shone my flashlight from under the brownish area, and it’s all pinkish-red, which makes me very concern that it’s an internal part of her that shouldn’t be on the outside.
She’s acting normal, but I know hedgies are good at masking pain or feeling unwell. This baby is over 3 years old, but has never had any health concerns.
Any insight would be so greatly appreciated. I’m a very worried hedgehog mom this morning.
PS: She’s never had babies or been exposed to a male.
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She needs to see a vet. Could be prolapse, or even a tumor protruding. Time for medical help.

I had one with a uterine prolapse in 2020, it didn't look quite like that, but it was tissue protruding from her. She required an emergency spay. With her it was quite noticeable she was in pain. We had trouble finding a vet at the time to do the surgery due to the pandemic, but the emergency vet gave us antibiotics, pain medication, instructions to do warm compresses to keep it moist and clean every few hours and to find a vet to do the surgery within a few days.
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