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My dog has a bump on his belly that looks like a blood ...

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My dog has a bump on his belly that looks lije a blood blister. I thought it may be a tick but you can't see legs or anything. It is completely under the skin. What could this be.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
Is it located about the center of his underside up towards the ribcage?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
No it is lower near the nipples. it looks like a blood blister but it is a bump
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
It might be a small hernia. Dogs have nipples all the way from the rear to between the front legs. If it was in the centerline and in front of the area where the sheath is I'd suspect an umbilical hernia.
You can read about hernias here
It may also be a small infection that hasn't opened to drain yet.
And it could be a wart or a tumor. There is a wart type growth young dogs get called a histiocytoma which looks almost like gum stuck on the skin. You can read about this here
You can read about other causes of lumps here
Best bet is an in person exam by your vet on this.
Hope this helps you!
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