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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Is it a cluster of bumps or just a few?
2- Are they firmly attach to the underlying tissue or move with the skin?
Friend, bumps under the skin could be benign growth like a cyst, fatty tumor, etc. In some cases we can have malignant tumors. In this case, the fact that they are so many I am inclined to believe these could be benign growth like a cyst. To determine the exact nature of the bumps I would recommend you speak to your family veterinarian about doing an FNA (fine needle aspirate); this is a very quick test where your vet will collect a sample of the cells with a needle. Requires no anesthesia, inexpensive when compared to a biopsy and can be done within minutes during an office examination. Your vet will most likely submit sample to a lab to be evaluated under the microscope for a definitive diagnosis. The decision of benign neglect or complete surgical removal should be made based on FNA results.
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