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Lump Under The Chin

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Hi! Our piggy has a lump the size of a grap. It's located under the jaw, if you imagine sticking your finger through a mans adams apple, that's where the lump is.

The vet took xrays of his jaw, because it's very large and not normal, but it was not causing him any pain. The vet did not mention the lump, could she have missed it?

His teeth and bite are normal. He is underweight, but eats a lot every day in addition to us giving him critical care. Gained 40g over night, so we are hope for the best.

Anyone who has been through the same?

(He is now on antibiotics)

Thankful for all help and answers :hug:
 

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Hi! Our piggy has a lump the size of a grap. It's located under the jaw, if you imagine sticking your finger through a mans adams apple, that's where the lump is.

The vet took xrays of his jaw, because it's very large and not normal, but it was not causing him any pain. The vet did not mention the lump, could she have missed it?

His teeth and bite are normal. He is underweight, but eats a lot every day in addition to us giving him critical care. Gained 40g over night, so we are hope for the best.

Anyone who has been through the same?

(He is now on antibiotics)

Thankful for all help and answers :hug:
I would recommend to have the lump investigated; it could be an abscess or a swollen lymph node, but only a vet can tell. There should not be any lumps on the neck.
 

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I would recommend to have the lump investigated; it could be an abscess or a swollen lymph node, but only a vet can tell. There should not be any lumps on the neck.

Thank you ❤ How would a lymph node be treated? And can they grow in the matter of days?
 

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Thank you ❤ How would a lymph node be treated? And can they grow in the matter of days?
Both can come up very quickly; any quick growing lump should be seen promptly. If you have noticed a potential problem, please always mention it to your vet and draw their attention to it; don't expect them to find it when they are looking for something else.

An abscess just under the skin is generally lanced. With a lymph node it depends on whether the swelling is caused by an infection or by cancer (lymphoma), which has become more frequent in the last few years. The latter is unfortunately not treatable.
 

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I had a piggy have a lump removed under his chin a couple of months back now. It was two small abscesses and a fatty lump. The vet did x-rays to check that there wasn't a problem with the teeth and did an operation to remove them. He recovered quickly and barely lost weight as a result. The sooner lumps are checked out the better chance of a quick and easily resolution
 

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I had a piggy have a lump removed under his chin a couple of months back now. It was two small abscesses and a fatty lump. The vet did x-rays to check that there wasn't a problem with the teeth and did an operation to remove them. He recovered quickly and barely lost weight as a result. The sooner lumps are checked out the better chance of a quick and easily resolution
Thanks for sharing! We are going on a check-up this week, so I hope it'll be sorted then ❤ I'm glad your piggy did okay ❤
 
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