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Advice Please: Sow With Swollen Genetalia

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MadKatter

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I've noticed my girl has a lump/ swelling at genitals.

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Not smelly
No discharge noted
Given it a clean
Cannot see any debris (hay/bedding) there

Remains very active
Pooing and Peeing ok
No weight loss
I am able to apply pressure to the area with no reaction

I give my girls filtered water as our water is chalky so they get it from a filter jug like us due to previous concerns with other pigs over kidney/bladder stones.

I'm naturally a worrier and over think things and she seems in perfect health otherwise.

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Please see a vet promptly - it may be a urethral stone stuck or a womb infection in the making.
 

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Please see a vet promptly - it may be a urethral stone stuck or a womb infection in the making.
Thank you.
I will be taking her to the vets.
How would she have got a urethral stone or a womb infection?
I don't understand how it could be either as she has fresh filtered water daily, not been used for breeding and seems to be in very good health part from the swelling.
 

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Thank you.
I will be taking her to the vets.
How would she have got a urethral stone or a womb infection?
I don't understand how it could be either as she has fresh filtered water daily, not been used for breeding and seems to be in very good health part from the swelling.

These are the first things that come to mind - but as I can't see and feel a piggy, all I can do is guess. I - nor anybody! - CANNOT diagnose safely and reliably via the internet. Only a vet can do that. It can be something completely different, for all I can tell.
 

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I was only asking why you thought these could be possible problems.

I am not trying to diagnose her.

I was merely seeking advice.

Thought someone may be able to ease my mind having been in the same position before.
 

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Thank you.
I will be taking her to the vets.
How would she have got a urethral stone or a womb infection?
I don't understand how it could be either as she has fresh filtered water daily, not been used for breeding and seems to be in very good health part from the swelling.

Sounds like you're doing all the right things &ticking all the boxes.

The first picture looks odd, I would take her to the vets to get her checked out.

Unfortunately piggies can get infections etc the same as us humans. Stones seem to be reduced by filtering water as you're doing &maybe check her diet is low calcium if it turns out to be a stone.

Well done on noticing it quicklythough. Hope she gets on ok. Let us know the verdict- I'd be interested to know.

Fingers crossed :)
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I think some Piggies are just more prone to illness just as some ppl are. Hopefully you got it early and it's not too serious!
 

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Sounds like you're doing all the right things &ticking all the boxes.

The first picture looks odd, I would take her to the vets to get her checked out.

Unfortunately piggies can get infections etc the same as us humans. Stones seem to be reduced by filtering water as you're doing &maybe check her diet is low calcium if it turns out to be a stone.

Well done on noticing it quicklythough. Hope she gets on ok. Let us know the verdict- I'd be interested to know.

Fingers crossed :)
Xx

Thanks

I am very hot on calcium levels in the diet :)

I hope it's nothing serious
 

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I think some Piggies are just more prone to illness just as some ppl are. Hopefully you got it early and it's not too serious!

So difficult that they can't tell you if anything is wrong.

I do regular inspections on them and weights and I truly adore my ladies.

Thank you
 

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I agree that your girl needs to see a vet for diagnosis. Hope all goes well at the vets.
 
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