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From: "kblangel"
Date: 2010-05-23 02:22:38 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Swollen Vulva (Not Adrenal?)


My ferret has a pretty swollen vulva. I just noticed it tonight. She just went to the vet a couple of days ago and was diagnosed with both some sort of liver disease and hypoglycemia. She was put on Clavamox, Baytril, Marin, Prenisolone, Omeprazole, and Carafate (as well soup and subcutaneous fluids.) She is also still getting over a GI problem (potential ECE) from a few weeks ago, which is why she went to the vet in the first place.

Can any of this have to do with the swollen vulva or does a swollen vulva *only* serve as an indicator for adrenal disease? She had adrenal disease and adrenal surgery in August of last year. She has no other signs of adrenal disease other than the lethargy (but that is thought to be due to her liver problems.)

Thanks, KB

[It could be adrenal disease, but given her recent diarrhea
it could be an infection. That is more likely if there is also
pus, though adrenal disease increases the chance of infection
so it is not an absolute. Then again, pretty much nothing is
an absolute.

She might be a great candidate for the TN Panel. As has been
written here before, it pays to send the specimen in directly
rather than through an intermediary lab to save money:

Another alternative would be to get a Lupron depot used by
the treating vet and see if that clears things up.

BTW, ECE does not tend to be a short illness though some other
GI diseases can be. To learn more:

Oh, and these, too, might prove useful if your vet is unused to



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