Message Number: YG10788 | New FHL Archives Search
From: dr_bruce_williams
Date: 2002-02-05 14:34:00 UTC
Subject: Re: blood blister?? on belly

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Lynn R <snaitnuom@y...> wrote:
> Hi,
> Taz, Squirt and I are new here, and I come seeking
> advice from the start. (Please be patient, I am still
> learning). I was playing with Taz and had her on her
> back (which she doesn't care for). I noticed what I
> would call a blood blister on a human. On her belly,
> she has a dark red/purple bump that is about the size
> of pin head. The area around it is also inflammed.
> She did not appear bothered by me touching it. It is
> not inline with her nipples, so I doubt my mom's
> suggestion of an inflammed nipple. Do I need to be
> making a vet call?

If it is the size of a pinhead - it is likely a small cyst of a scent
gland, and as such very well may not need removal. HOwever, if it
continues to grow, then there is a definite possibility of a skin
tumor and routine surgery (with general anesthesia) will be needed to
remove it.

At this point - we can easily watch it for a little while.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM