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I discovered a lump in my cats abdomen area on the right side

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I discovered a lump in my cat's abdomen area on the right side this weekend. It is about the size of an egg and has delevoped quick. I am always rubbing her stomach and have never felt it before. She is eating normally and her urine and bowl movements are also good. It doens't seem to bother her when I touch it. How concerned should I be.? I still need to call our vet.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

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CriticalCareVet :

Is this on/under the skin - or actually inside the belly


inside belly on right side. about size of an egg.

CriticalCareVet :

Ok - while this may be a benign mass, a lipoma, I would have this evaluated.

CriticalCareVet :

Before considering a surgery - the recommendation to determine what the growth is (benign growth vs. cancerous mass) would be to have your veterinarian perform a procedure called a FNA (Fine Needle Aspirate).

A FNA procedure is quite simple with minimal risks. Usually without any sedation at all (and no anesthesia), a small needle is inserted into the lump and then cells and fluid are aspirated into the syringe, then pushed onto a slide.

The slide is examined under the microscope either by your veterinarian, or if you elect, by a board certified clinical pathologist. The goal would be for them to tell you what the cells are, and therefore, what the mass is. Is it benign or malignant? And would surgery then be indicated.

Please let me know if this makes sense or if you have additional questions!




Yes it does make sense. I will also be seeing my niece on saturday who is also a vet for her opinion. Thanks for your help.

CriticalCareVet :

You are very welcome!

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