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I was bathing my girl and i found a lump its right on the

underside of her nipple and...
I was bathing my girl and i found a lump its right on the underside of her nipple and it feels like a grape.. I can feel all around it and it doesnt seem to hurt her
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Gracie she's 8
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gracie?
Customer: I dont think so
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Dr. Peter
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1- Is she spayed?

2- Is the lump above or below the skin?

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
1.. No she is not
2. It's below the skin right behind the nipple
Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Talking this way is fine

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

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Friend, a lump below the skin in a female dog could be a benign lump like a fatty tumor, a cyst, etc. But, it is also important to rule malignant lumps. Unfortunately, on history only it is not possible to determine the exact type of lump, I am sorry. To determine the exact nature of the lump I would recommend you speak to your family veterinarian about doing an FNA (fine needle aspirate); this is a very quick test where your vet will collect a sample of the cells with a needle. Requires no anesthesia, inexpensive when compared to a biopsy and can be done within minutes during an office examination. Your vet will most likely submit the sample to a lab to be evaluated under the microscope for a definitive diagnosis. The decision of benign neglect or complete surgical removal should be made based on FNA results.

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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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
One more question.. Is there a difference in texture like it's better to have a soft lump or a hard lump ?

No, a malignant or benign tumor could be hard or soft. If the lump is symmetrical, slow growing, not invasive to the underlying tissue, etc. this is more consistent with being benign.

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Ah ok thanks

You're welcome. :)

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