Message Number: YG2552 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-14 23:58:00 UTC
Subject: Re: swollen vulva

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Renee Rider" <riderr@m...> wrote:
> I'd like to know how big a vulva is when you term it "swollen" and
suspect adrenal tumors.
> Niro, one of my new fosters has one that is a little large. I went
around looking at all of the girls, and none are this big.
> Much to her chagrin, I took a picture.
> Can anyone tell me if this is in the normal range, or if it is

Dear Reneee:

Although there is no baseline picture - it is usually better if you
know what the vulva usually looks like in an individual, this
particular picture appears to show a mildly enlarged vulva, so at
this point, I would start to consider the possibility of adrenal
disease in this individual. At this point, before rushing straight
to surgery, I think I would like to see some corroborating evidence
such as aggressive behavior or hair loss.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM