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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Swollen lower belly sheath area. dog does not seem in

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swollen lower belly sheath area. dog does not seem in discomfort. blood test came back clean and its not lymphoma
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: wilson...age is a mystery...prob 12-14
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Wilson?
Customer: has had growths cut off his sheath before
JA: Is Wilson bleeding a lot?
Customer: nope
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Were the previous growths biopsied? If so, were any of them mast cell tumors which could have degranulated at this time causing the swelling you're seeing? Has Wilson's prepuce been reflected back to the point that its entirety could be examined for tumor? This might require dissociation or anesthesia.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The vet didn't know what causing the tumor, he did not say mast cell. The dog actually did seem in discomfort last night just from the way he is sitting. It is spreading super fast and its really hot. It started off as a lump in the belly around of his leg, but in the past week it has spread to the sheath area.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

Wilson's vet needs to consider a mast cell tumor (particularly at his age) or another neoplasm (cancer/particularly at his age) or even bacterial abscess if there's a history of trauma - either of which can cause such "super fast" and "hot" spreading. I'd like to be more specific for you but such a presentaton needs to be examined hands-on. Please have Winston rechecked at your earliest convenience. Please continue our conversation if you wish.