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Need help very soon - January 20th 2017, 02:31 AM

My 12 year old yorkie has this dark spot on her stomach. It feels bumpy but it feels like its in her stomach. It looks to be about the size of a gummy bear. I can feel it completely but don't know what it is. It doesn't seem to be bothering her but should it bother me? Please help I'm very worried
   
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Re: Need help very soon - January 20th 2017, 03:55 AM

Hi there,

Unfortunately none of us are veterinarians, so we are unable to diagnose what it is. It could be a number of different things. So I recommend taking her to the vet so they can check to see what it is, and they will know if it's serious or not. I'm sorry we can't help more! Keep us updated

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Re: Need help very soon - January 20th 2017, 04:23 AM

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Like Brittany said. We are not vets so we cannot tell you anything. But my best advice to you is to go see the vet. They will tell you if it's something to worry about or not. Or maybe ask your parents first and show them and see what they say, who knows it may have been there all her life. I know I notice things on our dogs that have been there since we got them. I hoped this helped.

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Re: Need help very soon - January 20th 2017, 04:49 AM

Hey there, the others both said take her to the vet which is definitely the best thing to do. If it eases your mind a little, my dog got a lump on his stomach and it turned out to just be a fat lump. What the vet did say was see if it gets any bigger and then it might be something to worry about. Of course always check with the vet for you as well to see if that is also the case, but it also might not be anything to worry about yet so don't stress too much over it.

I hope it all gets sorted out and it isn't anything serious. As Brittany said, keep us updated.
   
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Re: Need help very soon - January 22nd 2017, 09:27 AM

Hi, Ali!

I'm sorry you found this lump. I know it can be very worrisome especially when you love your furry family member so much.

A lump can be a variety of different things so we aren't able to diagnose it. Considering the fact that it is discolored and she is 12 years old, it is possible it could be cancer. I don't mean to scare or worry you further since it may not cancer because like I said, it could be a variety of different things. It could simply be a fatty lump, a benign tumor, a cyst as well as many other different possibilities. I'm also not a professional either so I cannot say for sure. It could be something completely harmless but it is certainly worth looking into and seeking professional opinion on just to be sure.

I encourage you to make your parents aware if you haven't already, and take your dog to the vet. The vet will be able to feel the lump, look at it and figure out if it's something to be worried about. If it's something serious, he/she can catch it as early as possible and treat it, and if it isn't; that's wonderful, and you can be free of that worry.

Try not to worry too much but keep your eye on it for any changes in the meantime and get her to the vet as soon as possible. I know that since she's 12 years old, you and your family must have taken great care of her and love her a lot. I hope it gets better soon. Keep us updated!
   
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Re: Need help very soon - January 22nd 2017, 11:51 PM

Hey there,

As the others have said, we can't tell you for certain what it is and without a lot more information I'm reluctant to even speculate. I would definitely recommend taking your dog to the vet to have them have a look at it. In the meantime, keep an eye on it and note whether it changes at all (for example growing in size, becoming harder, or changing colour).

Like Raven, my dog also had a lump in her stomach, and when we took her to the vet they just said to bring her back if it got bigger or changed shape and otherwise just make sure it wasn't hurting her. Since it wasn't causing her any discomfort and it hasn't grown at all, we've just left it.

When you take your dog to the vet they'll likely take a sample to test what the spot is made of so they can then decide the best approach (e.g. removing it). That's the only real way of knowing for sure what it is, and it will help put your mind at ease if you have a professional look at it.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes!



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Re: Need help very soon - January 23rd 2017, 02:48 AM

Hi there,

As the other members have said, the best thing is to take your dog to the vet to get it checked out.

I hope everything is ok.


   
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