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Hi Everyone, I am posting here in desperation as no vet we have seen has been able to point us in the direction of a cause for our Digby’s lumps. Recently at about 16 weeks, Digby had a lump removed from his back (egg sized). Pathology described it as organised haematoma, but could not say what it was caused by (they have guessed injection site, another dog bite). Within 10 days, 3 more lumps grew back and got to size of tennis balls!!

Specialist vet surgeon removal, masses were described as cysts, with no indication to cause, but not cancer. Digby firmly bandaged to reduce post op swelling, and strict confinement rest so he doesn’t aggravate the site. He is due back to have stitches removed today (after 10 days). Felt under bandage last night, lump has returned so we spent most of the night in shock again. :( This is just not fair on a beautiful happy, otherwise healthy 5 month old. Has anyone in the world had a similar problem? Please help!
 

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I do not know but I hope someone can help give you some answers. My heart goes out to you and your baby.
 

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Are you sure if its a lump coming back? It could be swelling. Prayers coming your way for Digby. If your vet gives you no more info on why these lumps have appeared, I would try going to a specialist of maybe a veterinary hospital in your area. A pup so young...I would be calling the breeder and informing her and asking her for any input she has...
 

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poor, poor little one...
 

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Contact a Veterinary School if you haven't already for a consultation. I am so sorry to hear about this!

Schools of Veterinary Medicine in Australia
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Victoria.[12]
  • School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia.[13]
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, New South Wales.[14]
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland[15]
  • School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.[16]
  • Faculty of Medicine Health and Molecular Sciences ,James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland.[17]
  • School of Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide, South Australia (a new course that began in 2008).[18]
 

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How very sad and distressing for all of you. At 5 months, you should be playing and laughing and enjoying things together. This breaks my heart for you. I hope you get some answers soon and something that really helps.

I would also recommend a veterinarian school. If they are too far, maybe you can get your vet to consult with them, share these pictures. I've never seen anything like this.

I'm going to give two of the vets on this forum a heads up about your post, maybe they might have some suggestions.
 

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Poor Digby!! That is terrible...I feel so sorry for him and for you. I agree with everyone who already posted to see a specialist or go to a vet school. I hope you are able to get answers for your baby soon!!! Thoughts and prayers will be with you!!!
 

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Yes, this is certainly something unusual. Humans can get a condition where benign tumors form on the body--some name like neurofibromyoma I know a child with is and her tumors began along the spine. Hope it is not something like that because this can be painful.
 

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Thanks to Irene, we are still out of power.. but now I am at work... I have never seen anything like it. I agree your best bet is a veterinary college. Could be a clotting issue???
 

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I am so sorry this has happened. I certainly hope that you will come back and tell us what is causing this. Prayers coming your way for a healthy outcome and a diagnosis that is benign and treatable.
 

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I am so sorry for you and your sweet baby!! I hope a vet college specialist and diagnose and treat this successfully! Sending prayers!
 

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Sorry you and Digby are going thru this...Hope answers are forth coming for you.
Let's pray what you feel now is just some swelling from surgery.
Thoughts and Prayers for both of you.
 

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Oh, I am so sorry your puppy is facing this. There is no puncture wound anywhere in there? I have seen this before only on a horse with a deep, narrow puncture. Please keep us updated so we can learn along with you.You must be extremely stressed, and I hope you can find a Dr. House vet.
 

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Holy cow, I've never seen anything like that before either. I hope the specialist gets it figured out for you.
 
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