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She has a lump on her chest on left side. It is a large

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She has a lump...

She has a lump on her chest on left side. It is a large circle.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the bird's name and age?

Her name is ***** ***** she is about a year and a half.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lulu?

She seems fine otherwise. She is sitting on the perch with her buddy, Ally

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Bird Veterinary
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Bird Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Bird Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you upload a photo(s) of Lulu and her lump to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/ Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Unfortunately, I cannot. It looks like a red paddle board ball sticking out of her chest.
Bird Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I understand. Which type of bird is Lulu, please?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
parakeet
Bird Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Tumors of parakeets in that area can be benign - lipomas (fat tumors), xanthomas, fibromas - but also malignant such as the fibrosarcoma. An avian vet (www.aav.org) would need to examine this tumor hands-on and then advise if it were practical to remove it surgically. These don't respond to conservative (medical) care. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Bird Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 29 days ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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