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lump removal

Post by touie » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:20 am

I have a 20 month old boy with a lump that has been slow growing and doesn't seem to bother him but I think it is just getting to the point where I should contemplate getting it removed. Would you put a 20 month old through surgery?
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Re: lump removal

Post by Rhian33 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:54 pm

I think if it was me then I would. I had a doe spayed recently at about that age (she had pyo) after 2 lump removals and she came through it fine.
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Re: lump removal

Post by squeakrat » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:48 pm

If he's in otherwise good health, then I would remove it.
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Re: lump removal

Post by beeratz » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:14 am

I put one of my girls through a lump removal at 26 months and she came through absolutely fine, no problems whatsoever. If your boy is generally healthy then I wouldn't hesitate to go ahead with the op :)
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Re: lump removal

Post by touie » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:47 am

Thanks everyone, I think he is healthy otherwise
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Re: lump removal

Post by touie » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:16 pm

Sadly he didn't wake up from the anaesthetic :'(
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Re: lump removal

Post by Rhian33 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:23 pm

I'm so sorry. What a shock! It's really uncommon to lose a rat under anaesthetic nowadays, maybe he had a heart problem which you didn't know about.
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Re: lump removal

Post by ElizabethW » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:42 pm

So very sorry x
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