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Swollen Bottom- Dropped Testicles?

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AppaMommy

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Hi guys- I'm a fairly new cavy owner. We live in Montana. Appa has long white hair. I've had my pig for about 6 months. He's about a year old now. I took him to the vet last week because his bottom was swollen and sticky. I was told it was the oil gland that was a little infected. We've been doing warm compresses and topical antibiotics. All of the stickyness has disapeered but his bottom is still a bit swollen. Now it is on either side of his penis. Is it likely just his testicles? I thought he'd be done with puberty by the time I got him at roughly 6 months. It seems odd that his balls would drop now. Thoughts?
 

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Have you got a photo so we can see exactly what the problem is? My barney is king of the dangleberries - it's amazing how big they can get!

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@AbiS that photo should be x rated! :yikes::))

and I thought Tango and Cash were bad ...

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Quite impressive isn't he! Definitely no girlie pigs allowed - he could do a lot of damage with those bad boys! :lol!:
 

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If it is symmetrical, it is likely to be his testicles. Not all descend quite that early. Some boys can develop proper "treasure chests".
Any one-sided swelling needs to be investigated, as it could be an abscess or a hernia.
 

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I'm sorry this took so long. I've been sick. anyway I talked to the vet. Appa did just have his testicles drop. Thank you for your help!
 
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