1yo Pekingese/Chihuahua mix has a sudden round mass on her face.

Published on: April 04, 2021 • By: articElite0 · In Forum: Dogs
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articElite0
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April 04, 2021 at 09:34pm
Hello, vets! The bump showed up within the past day or two as I had not noticed it before. If feels hard, or at least very firm. I can’t feel it through the other side of her mouth. Today it looks more raw than it does in my attached pictures, and I don’t think it looks any bigger. Pimple, cyst, or something else entirely? How long should I wait for it to clear up on its own before spending money on a vet trip? Thank you :) 7A607052-314C-4C5A-B517-205916F65720EA517B15-ECA4-4E12-ABD0-151303BD8C71
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Liz Buchanan BVSc
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April 04, 2021 at 10:17pm
Hello!   Pimples, cysts or follicular infections may be possibilities, as may Demodecosis (Demodex is a sort of mite) and even cancer.  It can be difficult to tell from a photo and sometimes a sample is needed.  Our advice would therefore be to make an appointment.  At best, a cyst or pustule may burst before the consultation happens, but at worst the lesion could expend to cover a larger area or turn out to be sinister, so it's worth planning a check.   Best of luck - and please do let us know!
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Liz Buchanan BVSc
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April 04, 2021 at 10:23pm
(ps to be very clear, cancer would be extremely unusual in such a youngster.   As there is hair-loss, it may be worth being aware the possibility of Ring-worm and washing your hands appropriately, although this usually occurs without a swelling or lump.
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articElite0
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April 04, 2021 at 10:37pm
I don’t know if this has any impact, but I myself have had some rather itchy red patches popping up (seemingly with no cause) on my torso arms and legs. Is ringworm something transmitted between humans and animals? If I were to have that, would it make it more likely that she may have it also?
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April 05, 2021 at 01:18am
I went to check it out again to see if there was any change. It’s bleeding. I cleaned it up with a paper towel and it seems that only the front half of the lump is raw. 8F2C2B94-77BC-459C-8555-9DB1CAEEADD044531E19-0BB3-4D09-9D2F-1DF78DB8E3EB
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David Harris BVSc MRCVS
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April 09, 2021 at 12:47pm
OK, if it's getting traumatised to the point where it's bleeding I think definitely it's vet check time. Good luck!
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David Harris BVSc MRCVS
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April 09, 2021 at 12:48pm
OK, if it's getting traumatised to the point where it's bleeding I think definitely it's vet check time. Good luck!
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