Date: 2011-01-21 10:21:02 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Cysts, Lymphoma, or something else?
My 7 year old PVF, Mojave, has something that feels like a cyst under his skin between his armpit and his sternum. It is palpable and does not seem to bother him.
The first nonferret experienced vet I went to a couple of months ago thought it might just be a fatty deposit even though to me it feels more like a cyst.
A couple of weeks later I took him to a second non ferret experienced vet. This vet said that he's not sure but it could be a lymph node. He then felt around his other lymph nodes and found another tenny tiny lump under his neck. He said that it could just either be an infection or it could be lymphoma. He also said that he could do a biopsy but I think he said that he wasn't sure just how to perform one on a ferret. He did take Mojave's weight and noted that it hadn't changed from the last visit.
It has grown since then and a couple of nights ago I found another tiny lump by his back leg.
He does have adrenal disease and except for a temporary liver issue a couple of months ago he seems healthy for his age.
I've been trying to find a way to get up to the ferret knowledgeable vet but because I don't drive I am having a very difficult time trying to find a way up there.
Any help or insights you can give is greatly appreciated. I've never had a ferret with Lymphoma so I do not know if what I'm looking at is lymphoma, cysts, infection, or something else. My dog used to get multiple cysts so I am just not sure.
Thank you in advance,
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