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    Marley developed a 3" diameter swollen tumor on her backside near her tail. day 1 it was poked and cells viewed under a scope were mostly normal with possible abnormalities so off to lab it went. No determination for why this is present.

    Day 3 on a walk it bursts and starts to bleed slowly and a smaller swollen area near her shoulder develops. It too is normal. Day 3-6 $800, 6 visits, several tests including Blastomycosis have not yielded a positive test. She is on Clindamycin & Clavamox for a week with no changes. I'm very frustrated and worried.

    Now they want to sedate her and check a "chunk" for cancer. 4 Docs at a large Animal Care Center don't yet have a clue. meanwhile she is fairly normal but bleeds drops as tumor swells. This is Crazy. Poor Marley

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    Oh, gosh, that is very worrisome.

    Where do you live? I'm wondering if there are any Schools/Colleges of VetMed with reasonable distance of you where there'd have better diagnostic services.

    FWIW, most of the S/CVMs are less costly. IMO, $800 sounds like a lot for this.

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    Awww sweet baby . How frustrating. Hope you get some answers soon. Sending lots of healing thoughts for Marley. Keep us posted.
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    This would worry me too. I agree with a Univ. as mentioned or at least another vet hospital for another opinion.

    The way they seem to pop up quickly if I understand you correctly is strange and makes me wonder if it is something internal like bacteria or fungal and it is manifesting thru the skin than bursting/bleeding to release, almost like abcess would burst. I have never seen this in a dog but have with horses that have founder/navicular. In horses its an infection making its way to the surface near the hoof/ankle and than bursting to release. (which is a good thing)

    Does that make sense?

    Prayers you figure this out and its easily treated and not serious.

    Please keep us posted when you can.
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    Marley had surgery yesterday 2 areas removed. One golf ball sized, the other lemon. Ouch! Lots of dead tissue but after removal Doc said tissue around the area looks good. Off to lab for review but Cancer is a concern.

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    Prayers they are benign.

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    Biopsy is back. No Cancer. Mystery as to why this happened. Perhaps a spider bite. She should heal with no expected issues. Thanks to all for the comments and support.

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    That's good news!!!! Now healing thoughts for Marley.
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    I'm so glad to hear it wasnt' cancer. Hope your girl heals quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmhmadison View Post
    Biopsy is back. No Cancer. Mystery as to why this happened. Perhaps a spider bite. She should heal with no expected issues. Thanks to all for the comments and support.
    Just seeing this...I am so happy Marley is ok

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