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Dog has a lump on back right p. And appears to have a clear

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Dog has a lump on back right hip. And appears to have a clear pus coming out L.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Now based on Buster's history and the photos, this looks like we may have had a soft tissue trauma that has gotten infected. If it feels like a lump, then an abscess would be a concern. Still if the material being expressed is clear and has no odor, then a ruptured cyst would be another possibility. Now looking at this wound, I am concerned about it healing. The edges do not look fresh and if there is infection that will retard healing.

Therefore, in this case, it would be ideal to have this checked by your local vet. If they express just puss and it doesn't look to be a very large abscess, then oral antibiotics can be used to clear this and facilitate healing. Though if it does extend into the tissue, we may need them to surgically open/drain the abscess or even remove the infected tissue (that is the same procedure for cysts otherwise they just heal, regrow, refill, and rupture again). As well, if they need to drain this, they can also look for any foreign bodies (often bits of dirt, debris, etc.) that often get into these wounds and prevent healing.

Overall, these would be our concerns for Buster. In this case while we can salt water bathe this area +/- apply Neosporin to reduce infection, it looks too angry and potentially deep to full clear this without the systemic treatment I have noted above.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Buster. How is everything going?
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