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    Hello. I have concerns that my 2 year old male leopard gecko either has a prolapse or Hemipenile infection. All of my herp vets are closed for the night and the emergency vet near me charges a few hundred just to look at animals and I cannot afford it. He has had an eye infection for a few days and I have been giving him flunkers repta rinse 2-3 times daily depending on my work schedule. I only mention this because I have been taking him out of his tank to give him the drops and this morning before work he was fine and after work he now has a swollen area that has a small brown small piece of something sticking out. I gave him a sugar bath and moved him to my second tank with wet paper towels and fresh water. I emailed my local herp vet but she wont be in the office until the morning and I am freaking out a little.image.jpg

    Edit: I keep him on carpet substrate.
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    Keep up with the sugar (it needs to be so thick that it's mostly sugar. You an also use Preparation H or Karo syrup) and get him to the vet in the morning. Worst case, the vet will have to amputate the hemipenis. I had a gecko that went through this a few years ago and he's fine now.

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    How often do you think I should be giving sugar baths? Also if you dont mind me asking how much did the amputate run you? I make min wage and am paycheck to paycheck so even the visit is going on a credit card. Thank you for responding.

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    It doesn't make sense to stay up all night and do sugar baths. Make sure the gecko is on a clean substrate, soak him once and leave the container in the cage in case he goes and sits in it himself. I don't remember how much it cost. Ask the vet and see if you can be on a payment plan. That's my best suggestion.

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    Apply a thick sugar/water mixture right on the area. Wait 15 or more minutes. Then rinse.

    When I tried that for a severe prolapse, it scarcely worked.

    Keep the tissues moist with K-Y Jelly until your leo sees a vet.
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