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    DefaultElbow dysplasia or Hygroma? please help!

    Hi Guys


    I noticed laylah my 10 month old choc lab had a lump on her elbow.
    Its about the size of a piece of gnocci, firm but squishy in texture. It doesnt cause her any pain to touch the lump. It kind of feels like a round muscle. and is not painful to her at all
    Anyway i took her to the vet to get it checked and the vet says shes pretty sure its elbow dysplasia!
    I was shocked! we got laylah from a very reputable breeder who health checks all her dogs and has never had any elbow problems in any of her lines...although i know it can be environmental to a degree.
    anyway they want to get xrays and scans done to be certain. $700 for the scans under a general...the cost isnt really an issue, its just i had done some research and found her symptoms to match that of a hygroma and laylahs breeder agree's the photos of hygromas look identical to laylahs elbow

    Anyway im going to get a seccond opinion but was just hoping to hear about elbow dysplasia and hygromas and see if anyone has had any experience with them...and what you guys think?

    im hoping and praying it is a hygroma and not ED


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    You can't tell elbow dysplasia unless they did an xray.

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    Get a second opinion and a new vet. They can tell elbow dysplasia with 1 or 2 x-rays. Your dog doesn't need scans.



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    My pup has elbow dysplasia and it certainly didn't present itself that way. He had a slight limp. It was determined as others have mentioned through x-ray. I agree with getting a second opinion.

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    Did the vet give any insight on why he thinks a lump means ED? Seems like an odd leap (not that I am experienced on this topic). While it is normally recommended to go straight to the ortho vet for xray should one suspect issues, in this case I think seeing another regular vet for their thoughts is more on par as the first vet's diagnoses and VERY expensive plan is potentially a little nutty.
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    Methinks your vet has a mortgage payment due and is looking to drum up extra income.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    Methinks your vet has a mortgage payment due and is looking to drum up extra income.

    haaaa or the office needs a new computer system



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    the vet said due to the lump...her slight east-west stance (only sometimes) and the fact she didnt like being examined when the vet was pulling her leg joint..they are the reasons she thinks ED...i dont thnk the examination hurt laylah i thnk she is a energetic puppy who didnt want to be held down and examined.. i have poked squeezed and bent her leg heaps and she doesnt even flinch
    I dunno..does any of this sound like ED to you guys?

    i will see a differnat vet for a second opinion


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    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    the vet said due to the lump...her slight east-west stance (only sometimes) and the fact she didnt like being examined when the vet was pulling her leg joint..they are the reasons she thinks ED...i dont thnk the examination hurt laylah i thnk she is a energetic puppy who didnt want to be held down and examined.. i have poked squeezed and bent her leg heaps and she doesnt even flinch
    I dunno..does any of this sound like ED to you guys?

    i will see a differnat vet for a second opinion
    Nope, doesn't SOUND like ED. You don't just need a second opinion, you need a new vet PERIOD.

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    update:
    the lump is a hygroma although second opinion vet still suspects laylah has ED going in for scans Wednesday...im hoping and praying the vet is wrong


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