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Large lump under spay incision...

Well, we're 8 days past surgery for Avery's spay and it looks like we're headed back to the vet tonight. For the last couple of days, she's had a lump developing under her incision. (The incision looks good - it's underneath that's questionable.) The lump is the length of the incision and pretty much the size of a golf ball and it's not getting any smaller.

I'm wondering if anyone has anyone run in to similar complications after their pups were spayed?

This girl keeps me on my toes!

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No, I've only had males. Good luck. I hope she's fine. Almost sounds like a hernia. ?
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A visit to the vet is always a good idea when in doubt. We recently adopted a five month old rescue golden, Maggie. She was spayed shortly before we brought her home. She also developed a lump under her incision. The shelter lady told us that it was a hernia and that it was very common. We were going to the vet anyway. So, I asked about her lump. The vet said not to worry. And, a few days after our vet visit, it started shrinking and was gone. I hope that your doggie is fine and that it is just a bump on her road to recovery.

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A visit to the vet is always a good idea when in doubt. We recently adopted a five month old rescue golden, Maggie. She was spayed shortly before we brought her home. She also developed a lump under her incision. The shelter lady told us that it was a hernia and that it was very common. We were going to the vet anyway. So, I asked about her lump. The vet said not to worry. And, a few days after our vet visit, it started shrinking and was gone. I hope that your doggie is fine and that it is just a bump on her road to recovery.
That's what I was hoping to hear! Thanks. We're definitely taking her to the vet tonight but, in the meantime, I'm curious as to what's going on.
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Maybe a seroma, hematoma or a stitch reaction? That sounds more swollen than it should be.
Can't find any good pics, but here's a google page with similar symptoms:
http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...-8&sa=N&tab=iw

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This happened with my last foster girl. The incision looked great, but there was a mushy feeling lump kind of next to/under the incision. My vet told me that if the area didn't feel hotter than normal to the touch, and if there was no discharge from the area (clear discharge would be okay) that it was just fluid build up. She also told me to put warm compresses on it several times a day. I think the lump started forming about 4 days after the spay, and it was gone in about a week.

I know this has happened to a few other people here after their girls were spayed. By all means though, talk to your vet if you are uncomfortable about anything.

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Maybe a seroma, hematoma or a stitch reaction? That sounds more swollen than it should be.
Can't find any good pics, but here's a google page with similar symptoms:
http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...-8&sa=N&tab=iw

Run it by your vet...and give Avery a hug...I always admire your siggy pics of her, she's a doll and you're a good photographer!
Thanks! I need to get some more recent photos up...she's getting big!

I did a few searches on-line and it came up with a few possibilities. Hopefully whatever it is will be a simple, quick fix. She's dying to get out there again to play!!!! (and we're ready for it, too! haha!)
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Well, we're 8 days past surgery for Avery's spay and it looks like we're headed back to the vet tonight. For the last couple of days, she's had a lump developing under her incision. (The incision looks good - it's underneath that's questionable.) The lump is the length of the incision and pretty much the size of a golf ball and it's not getting any smaller.

I'm wondering if anyone has anyone run in to similar complications after their pups were spayed?

This girl keeps me on my toes!
What was the outcome with the Vet? did I miss it somewhere?
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Hello,

Sorry - I'm just seeing this now. It turned out to be a reaction to the sutures and it ended up going down on its own after about a week. We ended up having to keep her low activity for TWO weeks. That was hard!

She's good and healed now, though.
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Good to hear she is well again! Thanks for the update.
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