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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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My 5 month old mastiff has a large swelling on her shoulder

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my 5 month old mastiff has a large swelling on her shoulder and another on her back end
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: layla
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about layla?
Customer: she is very itchy - no fleas
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 month ago.

I am sorry you are worried about Layla.

How long have the swellings been there? Are they painful to her?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 month ago.

How big are they: 2 inches, 6 inches, larger?

A swelling can be fluid (blood, serum, pus) under the skin, or it can be an allergic reaction, or an injury. To find out what it is, we often do FNA, fine needle aspiration, using a fine sterile hollow needle to get fluid or cells from the swelling, to tell us what it is.

If her shoulder joint below the swelling on her shoulder is painful, this could be related to a joint problem or injury.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 month ago.

I have not heard back from you; I hope you saw my response.

Please let me know how Layla is doing.

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