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Old 01-01-2010, 08:53 PM
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Hello i have noticed that one of my geckos hemipenal bulges has become swollen. It appears to have a small cut on the top of it. I have read up about it and it could be an abscess or some kind of infection?

I am ringing up my local vet tommorow as ive heard it needs to be popped and disinfected but im abit worried about the cost.

My question is has anybody else had this problem with their gecko? If so how much did the procedure cost? Is there anything i can do to make it more comfertable for him until i get him to the vets ( I already give him soaks in warm water )

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Old 01-01-2010, 09:13 PM
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Hello i have noticed that one of my geckos hemipenal bulges has become swollen. It appears to have a small cut on the top of it. I have read up about it and it could be an abscess or some kind of infection?

I am ringing up my local vet tommorow as ive heard it needs to be popped and disinfected but im abit worried about the cost.

My question is has anybody else had this problem with their gecko? If so how much did the procedure cost? Is there anything i can do to make it more comfertable for him until i get him to the vets ( I already give him soaks in warm water )

Thankyou
Seems like you've got everything sorted.
It shouldn't be too expensive depending on your vets consultation fees.
Sometimes it can just be a build up of sperm others it can be an infection and need removing.
Even if he has to go under id say your looking under £150.

Fingers crossed its just a simple clean for you!
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:43 PM
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Lets hope its under £150 because i dont have that kind of money at the moment
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:47 PM
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i know it's a different thing entirely, but we have a degu that managed to somehow hurt his 'private'area. he needed the same vet as my leos do. that cost around £60 to get sorted. as a leo is a fair bit more complicated, it'll be more than that, but i don't think it will go much above £100, if at all. but don't hold me that, as we might just have a nice vet :p

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Lets hope... He only cost me £25 i really dont wanna be paying that much
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Lets hope... He only cost me £25 i really dont wanna be paying that much
this is why most people either insure or keep a 'vet fund'. i've found that all of my pets are worth much more than i paid for them, and deserve to be as healthy as i can make them, regardless of cost
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Im not saying i wouldnt pay £150 on vet bills because i would... But im a 16 year old that would probably have to rely on my parents for the money if its over £60-£70... Lets just hope its not i guess im gonna have to find the money somehow
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Im not saying i wouldnt pay £150 on vet bills because i would... But im a 16 year old that would probably have to rely on my parents for the money if its over £60-£70... Lets just hope its not i guess im gonna have to find the money somehow
i'm only 17 :p you'll find that when faced with it, it's fairly easy to find the money for vet fees...
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i'm only 17 :p you'll find that when faced with it, it's fairly easy to find the money for vet fees...
Nearly 17 We will have to see it would be easier if it wasnt just after christmas
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Nearly 17 We will have to see it would be easier if it wasnt just after christmas
i know how you feel. last year i had a £150 vet bill not far after christmas when my kitten got out and needed an emergency spaying when i found her...
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