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Dog spayed last Tuesday. She has a lump along her incision…

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Dog spayed last Tuesday. She has a lump along her incision line. She has been more active than we would like; I suspect she has a seroma. Anything to be concerned about?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

No...not hot, no drainage, not painful.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

1- Is she licking the incision?

2- Can you post a picture of the incision on this chat?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Did you receive the requested information?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Yes, I was looking at the picture. When you press on the incision does it feel hard or soft like liquid?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It is soft. Not hard, not tender, no pus.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. No need to accept the phone call request. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Friend, you are right to suspect that there is likely a seroma in the incision. It is also important to remember that there are 2 more layers of sutures below the skin that will often become inflamed (normal) creating a small lump which may be contributing to the swelling you are seeing.

I would recommend you minimize her movement; no running. Activity should be limited to urinate and defecate on a leash. Apply warm and cold compresses on the incision. You start with warm compresses for 2-3 minutes then finish with cold; this will help move the fluid from the incision; do this 2-3 times a day. Follow up with your family veterinarian.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service. See you again soon!

Dr. Peter

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