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Lucy was spayed in October. When it was first done, she had a significant lump there but vet said not to worry because some dogs have a reaction to the suture material. Well, it did go down eventually but then yesterday I noticed a lump on her stomach. It is quite large (about the size of a silver dollar) and it is right where her spay incision was. It is a bit red right there but doesn't seem to bother her in the least. Does anyone have ideas? Should I just watch her for the next couple of days or does it seem like something serious?
 

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It almost sounds like an insect bite to me, I would probably monitor it for a few days and see if anything changes
 

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I made an appt for the vet to see her on Monday. It just seems strange that it is right where the incision was...
 

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probably best that way they can rule out if it's anything serious, and good piece of mind....I know I also get kinda worried when I find stuff on Gaby...but hey we can't help it we just love our babies so much!
 

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I know - I am such a worry wart with my fur kids.
 

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I would say to watch it but also go in to have it looked at.  Generally the internal stitches (subcutaneous layer) is closed with a type of suture that dissolves over several months and can depend on the type used.  This is generally the layer that they have a reaction to.  Fiona had a reaction to them as well.....  It normally presents itself as a knot as you describe.

Just be advised that it could also be something else like a bite, maybe try a little benedryl.....If that is the case it will go down by Monday.  If it is a reaction to the sutures they will probably put her on some medicine.....very worst case senerio they would have to go back in and remove the stitch's........
 

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Thanks Sharon! I will try the benadryl this afternoon when I get home from work. Just seems weird that it went down to normal like a week or two after we got her but just now it is flaring up and swelling again...Hopefully, it is just a bite and she will be fine.
 

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we had that happen to a kitty..same thing months later..it was just what sharon said...they gave her meds and it was fine..

hope she feels better and its jsut a bite..keep us posted :D
 
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