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Large Fast Growing Lump

naomi.davies7

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Hi everyone,

My boy Burt has a massive lump under his front left arm. He was a rescue so don’t know his exact age but he’s around 4. It seems to have grown really quickly and he doesn’t seem to be in any pain when I touch it. He’s eating and acting normally, I’m going to take him to the vets tomorrow morning I’m just worried about what they’re going to say.

I’m hoping people have some advice/words of comfort.

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Hi everyone,

My boy Burt has a massive lump under his front left arm. He was a rescue so don’t know his exact age but he’s around 4. It seems to have grown really quickly and he doesn’t seem to be in any pain when I touch it. He’s eating and acting normally, I’m going to take him to the vets tomorrow morning I’m just worried about what they’re going to say.

I’m hoping people have some advice/words of comfort.

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Fingers firmly crossed! It depends very much on the nature of the lump, which only a hands-on examination can bring answers for you. Several things can blow up quite quickly from abscesses to cysts to tumours (which can be benign or malign) to lymph nodes. It is always an anxious time; I have been there more than once with abscesses to mammary tumours.

If an operation becomes necessary, you may find our post-op care guide helpful: Tips For Post-operative Care
 

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Fingers firmly crossed! It depends very much on the nature of the lump, which only a hands-on examination can bring answers for you. Several things can blow up quite quickly from abscesses to cysts to tumours (which can be benign or malign) to lymph nodes. It is always an anxious time; I have been there more than once with abscesses to mammary tumours.

If an operation becomes necessary, you may find our post-op care guide helpful: Tips For Post-operative Care
Thank you, I just wish I’d noticed earlier today so could have got him down to the vets ASAP. I’m just praying it’s the best case scenario!
 

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So the vets examined him and found about 7-8 much smaller lumps all over his body basically the best case scenario is a massive infection throughout his lymphatic system, worst case they’re cancerous. They took cells from the large lump and have sent them off for testing and have given antibiotics in the meantime.
 

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An anxious time for you. Hoping it’s not the worst case but thinking of you.
 
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