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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30299
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Can I send you a pic of a small dime size raised bump

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Hello... Can I send you a pic of a small dime size raised bump on my Brussels chest.. How do I send you a picture?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Yes, you can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (not if you're using the chrome browser) or you can use an external app such as or I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok...I'll get you a pic asap
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Thank you! That well-circumscribed bump indicates a benign neoplasm ("new growth"). A lipoma (benign fatty "glob") is likely. Pepper's vet can needle aspirate this and examine the aspirate microscopically. Fat is easy to identify and if found this bump can be simply "watchful waited". Surgical resection would be curative but not essential. If other cells are found instead, the vet may be able to identify them or might send the aspirate to our pathologist for review. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
got it, Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
You're welcome. I should mention that some of these turn out to be filled with fluid even though they feel solid. The fluid usually indicates an apocrine or epidermoid cyst - benign lesion. I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Hi Shelby,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Pepper. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hello.....he seems fine, but I will my eye on the spot to make there are no abnormalities around the area!
Thank you !
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Sounds good. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.