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Second opinion] My dog had a pink lump pop up suddenly on her elbow. Its kind of soft and almost feels like a blister, it does not seem to bother her even when I touch it. I know this is a common area for a hygroma in young large breed dogs but mine is a 7 year old pug. She did recently get a cytopoint injection but I cannot find any documentation of such a side effect.

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. What is the dog's name?

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Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Veterinary
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Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

1- Can you post a picture of the lump?

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Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

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

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Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Friend, the lump in the picture is not a hygroma. This appears to be a cyst, an infection, etc. But, it also important to rule out malignant type tumors like a MCT (mast cell tumor). 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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