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my dog has a bump on the outside of her vagina. what could

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my dog has a bump on the outside of her vagina. what could it be?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 years ago.
HiCustomer

Welcome to Just Answer. Can you help me with a couple questions?
1) How big is this bump?
2) Is she bothered by it? Licking it, scooting?
3) How long has it been there?
4) Can you take a picture of it and post it?
5) How old is your dog and what breed?
6) Any bumps anywhere else?


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

1. about the size of a pencil eraser

2. licking it a little, no scooting.

3. not very long, just noticed today

4. she is a 2 year old great dane

5. no other bumps noticed- she is an ear shaker though- could this be yeast related?

Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 years ago.
6) Is this bump sticking up from the skin - sort of like a wart?
7) Is this bump under the skin?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
its sticking up, like a pimple or mole would, only its the color of her skin (blue merle) and reddish. she's not in heat either.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 years ago.
The description that you are giving has me suspicious that it could be a wart/papilloma, histiocytoma, cyst, skin tag, or tumor. All of these can be seen on the skin on various locations of the body on a dog her age. For me to tell you what it is exactly is going to be impossible without seeing it. Even then, it may require a needle to be placed into it to remove some cells to look at under a microscope to tell what it is. Sometimes, it even requires a step further - surgery to remove it to have a pathologist evaluate the tissue once it's submitted for evaluation.

Here is a good link talking about skin bumps.
http://www.dog-health-guide.org/doglumpsonskin.html

I would take your little one into your vet to have them evaluate since you are concerned about it.
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