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My dog has a lump on his right neck that his Dr. called and

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My dog has a lump on his right neck that his Dr. called and left a msg that the asperate came back as blood nothing else it is too late to call them what does that mean - what are the cause of just getting blood?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

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CriticalCareVet :

Do you mean ASPIRATE, with a needle, not a biopsy - correct?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

do you have an ansew for my question?

Customer:

Am I supposed to type my question again or just sit here?

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Unfortunately at times - because a very small needle is used, it does not come back with a positive result.

It just gets cells, not a chunk of tissue.

In these cases - if concerned and the mass does not resolve, a true tissue biopsy will be needed rather than a needle sample.
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Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
-Unfortunately at times - because a very small needle is used, it does not come back with a positive result.

It just gets cells, not a chunk of tissue.

In these cases - if concerned and the mass does not resolve, a true tissue biopsy will be needed rather than a needle sample.
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Please keep in mind that if you do not list all the important information above (medical history, current medications, previous illness, etc) it is harder for me to give you the most complete information.

With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site.

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Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
See above
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I did not get an answer back about the aspirate just having blood in the pathology report and i wanted to know the causes of it.

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
-Unfortunately at times - because a very small needle is used, it does not come back with a positive result.

It just gets cells, not a chunk of tissue.

In these cases - if concerned and the mass does not resolve, a true tissue biopsy will be needed rather than a needle sample.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I would like a cut and dry hypothetical answer - if the aspirate comes back with just blood - what are the typical causes of just having blood in a lump?

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Just blood = non-diagnostic sample. Could be a hematoma or benign lump.

No way to know without biopsy.

Cut and dry.
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