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    Hello,
    Iím reaching out to hopefully get some advice on how to help my poor crested gecko Dandee. I paired him with my female the night of the 30th. He missed her as he did last time, but I left him in my femaleís tank to keep trying. I check on them the next day and notice his hemipene is still out. I figured he may have attempted to breed her again, so I removed him from the tank and put him back in his own to give her a break. Fast forward to that afternoon (the 31st) I noticed his hemepine was still out, and it looked rather swollen. I took him out and put him in a smaller tank, boosted up humidity and hoped itíll go back.
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    That night it looked worse. It was very angry looking, very wet and bloody.
    At this point I knew it hadnít gone back in all day, and he mustíve been biting at it to make it bleed. I spent about 30 minutes applying cold sugar water and sugar paste to the hemipene, massaging it gently. He pushed it out a couple times as soon as I was so close to getting it back in, but once I did I rinsed him off and put him back in the hospital tank.
    I checked on him a few minutes ago and he had pushed it back out again. I worry of I try to put it back again itíll damage it further.
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    As of right now it still seems to be bleeding (only a tiny bit).
    What should I do? Should I keep pushing it back in or should I let it be and take him to the vet?
    I assume they will do the same thing, but I want to be sure it stays in.
    Any help and advice is greatly appreciated.

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    You've tried the only home remedy there is, so now it's time to take him to the vet.
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    How is Dandee doing?

    Have you been able to sort his prolapse out with a vet?
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