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Is this on/under the skin - or actually inside the belly
inside belly on right side. about size of an egg.
Ok - while this may be a benign mass, a lipoma, I would have this evaluated.
Before considering a surgery - the recommendation to determine what the growth is (benign growth vs. cancerous mass) would be to have your veterinarian perform a procedure called a FNA (Fine Needle Aspirate).A FNA procedure is quite simple with minimal risks. Usually without any sedation at all (and no anesthesia), a small needle is inserted into the lump and then cells and fluid are aspirated into the syringe, then pushed onto a slide.The slide is examined under the microscope either by your veterinarian, or if you elect, by a board certified clinical pathologist. The goal would be for them to tell you what the cells are, and therefore, what the mass is. Is it benign or malignant? And would surgery then be indicated.Please let me know if this makes sense or if you have additional questions!
Yes it does make sense. I will also be seeing my niece on saturday who is also a vet for her opinion. Thanks for your help.
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