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Old 12-10-2020, 07:41 PM
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Hi there,

my female hog island boa has had a lump around 2/3 of the way down her body for the past week or so.
it is fairly small, hard, and i suspect maybe some form of impaction.
she last ate around 10 days ago so it isnt a lump from food, a few days ago she passed some fairly hard urate and i hoped that was what was possibly causing the lump, but it still hasnt gone down.

does anyone have any ideas about what it could be and some treatments for this?

Thanks, Sam sheppard.
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Old 12-10-2020, 08:01 PM
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Any lumps or bumps should be seen by an exotic vet, it could be something minor which will heal itself or could be something sinister, just not worth the risk.

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Old 12-10-2020, 08:34 PM
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Vets as said above. Not worth leaving and risking incase it is something bad. *touch wood shes ok*

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Old 12-10-2020, 11:28 PM
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As others have already posted, you need to have the snake examined by a vet. Could be 1001 reasons what's causing the lump


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