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    Default Infection? Hard lump behind front leg?


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    Hello. I need a little bit of help...

    One of our baby geckos, Oreo, has developed a hard lump behind his front leg. It isn't soft, like the ones I've been reading about, and it's been there for awhile and hasn't gotten better...

    But now, I woke up today and held him, and I saw what looked like a pus filled, inflamed dot on the left side of his chest, near the lump. It's about the size of 1/2 of a small pea, or a tiny bead...It also looked as though the area around it had turned hard and raised, like the lump...I'm worried about him, poor little guy. Please help if you can.

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    Please take your gecko to a vet. Whether this is tumor or infection, it won't get better if you leave it alone, and I'm afraid home remedies aren't going to be enough.
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    We don't have very many experienced vets around here, and the ones that we do are very expensive. But I'll try and get him in if I can ASAP, but will he die from this?

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    If it is just a small infection, it is likely that it can be treated with antibiotics, but if he's not taken to a vet the infection could spread and kill him. I'm not sure what they'd do with tumours in such a small animal, though. Good thing you're gonna take him to the vet, fingers crossed he'll be ok :3
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    That situation needs to be properly diagnosed from a vet.

    We are not vets on this site.

    Posting photos will help in the event somebody is familiar with the ailment.

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    Here are some pictures...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6duckie6 View Post
    Here are some pictures...
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    Please take him to a vet right away, that doesn't look very good
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    Most vets if they don't specialize in exotics have a network of people who do that can help give them recommendations for treatment, doseages on appropriate medications, etc. I have to drive 1.5 hours to my vet that treats reptiles, but I also have one 15 mins away who is good for fecals or time sensitive emergencies that calls a specialist 3 hours away for advice if he's unsure on something.
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    Please seek vet care right away.
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    Tomorrow is when we are taking him. Poor guy
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