Message Number: YG3450 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-11 07:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] mystery cyst has come back

In a message dated 05/11/2001 12:29:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
drodvelt@h... writes:

<< Unfortunately, we started seeing swelling along the incision. We had
thought it was irritation from the stitches and would go away, but during
the past week (after the stitches were removed) the swelling has become
severe. The entire incision line has swelling along it on both sides and
it's much "puffier" than the original cyst was. Does anyone have any idea
what is going on with this? >>


In my layman's experience, this is a bad sign - it could be an infection,
especially because the swelling is at the sight of the incision. Is the area
warmer to the touch than the rest of the ferret? Does the ferret flinch when
you touch this area?

I would get her to a vet as soon as possible. It does seem like it could be a
serious problem and in need of a vets attention.

Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"