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Tonight when I was petting Pipper I noticed a small pea sized lump on his back just under the skin. When I say just under the skin I mean that if I pinch a small area of skin, the lump is in that area between my fingers, it's not adhered to his actual body, just the inside of his skin. I KNOW it wasn't there yesterday, I don't think it was even there this morning . If it's not gone in a day or two I will make a vet appointment but in the meantime anyone have an idea what this could be.
The skin isn't red or anything on the surface.
I know it's not a lipoma because I know what they feel like
 

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Could it be a scebaceos (sp?) cyst?? I actually have one that is just under my skin on my back and it comes and goes.
 

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Hope it's just something like that. I will give it a couple of days and see what happens. It's not even really a lump, more just a little bump attached to the underside of the skin, almost like a pimple under the skin but about pea sized and no redness.
 

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Kitzi's lump started like that but over a year it developed into an external looking horn. We had it biopsied & it was not cancer. JoAnn here had her's evaluated & it was (they looked basically the same from the picutres), so it is best to let the vet look. Again, both of ours grew & were in the end horn shaped external growths. Mine was more brownish/gray & her's was lighter in color.
 

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Ok, I couldn't wait a few days to see what happens with it.:blush: I made an appointment for Wednesday afternoon.
 

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Kathy, my guess is that it is too soon to evaluate anything. If it is new then it should continue to develop so the vet can get a better idea of how to proceed. You may be wasting your time.
 

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Where is it? Is it on the back of his neck?If so it could be his chip. Does it feel like a large grain of rice or is it round?
 

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Walter it's on his back close to his hip area . I was checking it again and realized it's like another one he has had on his flank for years. When I pointed it out to the vet years ago she said it wasn't concerning her at all
That one has never changed. I had forgotten about that one until a few moments ago. Now I don't know what to do since he actually has 2 of these things, one of them having never changed since I found it years ago. I think I will take him to be checked anyways for my own peace of mind?
 

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Kathy, I'm glad you are taking Piper to your vet today. I'm sure everything will be fine but this will give you peace of mind. Thoughts and prayers with you today. :heart:
 

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Kathy I hope everything is ok with Pipper
I will be watching for a update, I pray for you, Pipper and your precious family every morning
 

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Wish us luck for this afternoon. Our appointment is at 4:30. I wasn't overly concerned about it before but now I am getting myself worked up. I have a habit of doing that.
 

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Good luck. I am sure it is nothing.
 

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Our Maltese developed some lumps just like what you describe. The vet biopsied them and they were lipomas - fatty deposits. Nothing to worry about. They are very common. They may grow, change in size, shape, or go away. But you'll feel better once you have the vet check him out. Just be prepared that they may want to biopsy the lump.
 

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. . . . . and? any news? Prayer continue for peace.
 

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Ok I feel so much better now. Vet said nothing about the bump raised any suspicions in her. It's too small to aspirate but she is sure it's either a cyst or the beginnings of a lipoma ( which he is prone to getting). There is nothing ominous about it at all. The one he has on his flank area she is positive it's a cyst. I had myself all worked up and gave myself a headache this afternoon and it's totally gone now!
 

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Kathy, that is good news! It is easy to get our "knickers in a twist" when we feel our pups may be seriously in danger. So glad you are both ok!
 

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Great news
 

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Kathy, Very happy for you and Piper!
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I am so happy too!!!!!! I woke up this morning feeling a huge relief off my shoulders. Guess I was more worried than I even realized.
 
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