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Female with bloody genital area

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I have a 2 year old female guinea pig who, upon picking up and inspecting, seems to have blood on her private parts. She’s been eating, drinking, and acting normally and doesn’t appear to be in pain, even when I moved her fur to take the pictures. Does anyone know what this could be from or how serious it could be?
 

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It could be any number of reasons, only a qualified vet will be able to inspect and diagnose your piggy. Guinea pigs are natural prey animals so hide illnesses and pain extremely well so she could well be in discomfort and not showing it yet. Please get her to a vet as soon as is reasonably possible for prompt treatment before any condition gets worse
 

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Bleeding from the genitals always requires vet investigation. Please take her to see a vet as soon as you are able to do so. Please let us know how you get on at the vets.
 

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Bleeding from the genitals always requires vet investigation. Please take her to see a vet as soon as you are able to do so. Please let us know how you get on at the vets.
My mom took her to the vet, and thanks to the photo she was able to deduce that the bleeding (which stopped) was likely from the uterus so she probably has a small uterine tumor. Also her feces was lower in her body than normal which is probably from the tumor pushing down on it. She’s getting spayed tomorrow and since she’s young and super healthy otherwise there’s very little risk. The doctor said it was good we brought her in now as she hasn’t even been bleeding a full day, as the longer it goes unattended to, the weaker the pig becomes. X-rays attached for visual and because they’re cute
 

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Oh gosh! Thank God your vet caught it quick. Best of luck tomorrow and I hope it all goes well
 

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So glad that your vet has got to the cause of the problem so quickly. Everything crossed for your little lady tomorrow. What’s her name?
 

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Good luck at the vets with her spay.
Sending healing vibes for a speedy and full recovery :nod:
Hope all goes well and make sure she has plenty of pain relief available when she's home.

Hope your day isn't too nerve racking either?!? :hug:
Xx
 
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