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My 11 year old male has large bumps at the base of his tail.

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my 11 year old male has large bumps at the base of his tail. he has not been feeling well in the last few days. He seems constipated or maybe it hurts to go. Do cats get hemroids? (not sure how to spell)
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Jake
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jake?
Customer: no, he is an indoor. I also noticed recently a small lump near one of his nipples
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is***** but you can call me Dr. H, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I understand that your pet Jake has some large masses near the tail base and has not been feeling well for the past few days and seems constipated.

To answer your question, yes cats can get hemorrhoids, although rare. More commonly they get megacolon (enlarged colon) that leads to constipation and obstipation (inability to defecate).

I would very much like to see a picture of the lump on the skin. You can share a photo easily by uploading it to your computer and using the button just above the chat that I believe is labeled as "Add photo" or "Share file". Let me know if you have issues and I can have a customer rep help you along.

- Dr. H

Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 10 months ago.

Also can you specify what symptoms Jake is displaying when you say he isn't feeling well?