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Brodiexox

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For a couple of years she has had quite a big cyst on her side, we took her to the vet and the vet said she would be fine. It flared up really bad last week so we took her to the vet and the vet said the surgery would be extremely risky for her so we decided to leave it, today I noticed her chewing the cyst and when I took her out of her cage for a cuddle she started jumping from my arms and scratching at me which she's never done, and now she's making a very weird kind of grunting noise which I've never heard before. It only started after I put her back in her cage though. It sounds extremely graspy and I'm very worried. she has been eating and drinking as usual but she won't stop making the grunting noise and biting her cyst. Can anyone help or give advice?
 

SkyPipDotBernie

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Is your vet a confident guinea pig vet. @PigglePuggle had something similar i think with her skinny pig.

The grunting could be because of pain maybe. It def irritating her by the sounds of things. Have you got any guinea pig pain killer?
 

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Is your vet a confident guinea pig vet. @PigglePuggle had something similar i think with her skinny pig
Sorry I cant help, we had an abscess not a cyst, and we had surgery straight away... our girl just had a weird and very rare allergic reaction to her sutures!
I think you should explore with the vet exactly why surgery would be especially risky if there is a removable lump of any kind causing discomfort and distress. Many piggies have harmless lumps that dont bother them but something bothering them that they are biting at and might open up and infect needs some sort of immediate treatment. Possibly if the vet isnt confident with surgery they might refer this to a vet who is? Hope piggy is ok anyway!
 
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