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Old 11-04-2019, 06:42 PM
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Unhappy Bearded Dragon Lump (Second Opinion Please)

Hi all,

Just found these forums and the seen the wealth of knowledge and experience the users have, so I was wondering if anyone can help me.

I have three bearded dragons of which have been with me since they were babies (11 years to date). Last week I noticed a strange lump the back of one of my females to which it feels rather firm and can move to some degree (though this could be her skin moving around it...).

All bearded dragons are kept separate with the correct temperatures and set ups. They are fed loaded locusts and leafy greens which have calci powder or vitamin powder accordingly.

She is very active and her appetite is strong and she drinks fresh water. When I touch the lump she doesn't seem to flinch or give any indication she is in any pain or discomfort.

My friend says he had the same thing with one of his reptile and it was merely a fatty lump that comes with old age. I aim to take her to the vets early next week though I am not confident as they don't really have any speciality in reptiles.

Has anyone had this sort of issue with any of their reptiles in particular bearded dragons?

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https://imgur.com/NFDlzNY

Thank you.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:32 PM
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I don't believe that is a fatty lump. It could be one of many things though from an abscess to a tumour. You are doing the right thing going to the vet even if they don't specialise in reptiles they may be able to contact someone who does. Hopefully it will be nothing serious. Keep us updated.
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Old 12-04-2019, 11:16 AM
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I don't believe that is a fatty lump. It could be one of many things though from an abscess to a tumour. You are doing the right thing going to the vet even if they don't specialise in reptiles they may be able to contact someone who does. Hopefully it will be nothing serious. Keep us updated.
So I managed to get her to the vets this morning and to my luck they have a Reptile Vet who is doing a secondment there

She doesn't think it is anything serious and is possible that it may be a fatty lump however she stuck a syringe into it to draw a sample but nothing came out other than a very tiny drop of white sludge. She is going to take this to the lab and hopefully have tests back for Monday.
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Old 13-04-2019, 02:24 AM
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Sounds like a cyst.
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Old 13-04-2019, 09:44 AM
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Sounds like a cyst.
Agreed. I still do not think it's a fatty lump it is in a strange place for that.. Interested to know the results when they come back.
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Old 15-04-2019, 01:36 PM
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Hi,

I'm still awaiting for the results.

Does a cyst go away on its own or does it need surgery?
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Old 15-04-2019, 04:03 PM
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Cysts generally need treatment probably anti biotics too.
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Old 25-04-2019, 12:47 PM
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Hi all,

I had a phone call from the vet who told me that the results had come back from the lab which showed to be 'fatty deposits'. She confirms that she feels it is a fatty lump and I should monitor it for the time being.

She wants to see my bearded dragon again in a month or so time for a check up.
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