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    My wild type leopard gecko that ive had for about a month and a half has a lump or growth on her stomach and im not sure what it is. Ive been feeding my gecko everyday or every other day 5 meal worms. I saw the lump about 3ish days ago and at first i didnt worry about it and thought it would just go away but now its gotten bigger and shes not eating and is just drinking water. I have tried looking up what a pregnant gecko looks like but i dont think shes pregnant. Although, she does have a sand habitat and she may be constipated from eating it? ABB147BE-053C-440F-AA2A-86C0464CD565.jpgPlease help asap.

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    Vet. That looks BAD. Get her to a vet ASAP- though it could be too late now. That’s impaction, and it’s so bad that you may end up needing to put her down. There’s a reason most gecko owners stay far away from loose substrate. Get her off sand now- use paper towels until you can get slate tiles/reptile carpet/other fixed substrate suitable for a leopard geckos.

    Also put some olive oil on the tip of her nose and soak her in warm water. It should tide her over until you can get her to an emergency vet. This looks bad enough to warrant emergency surgery, though again, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’d need to put her down- I’ve never seen a gecko with impaction so bad you can see the color of the sand.
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    thank you so much for the help, i’ve only had her for a month and a half so i’ve been freaking out all of today. i really hope she doesn’t have to be put down

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    Hopefully you can get her to the vet in time. If not, the most you can do is learn from this.

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Here's a vet link for your leo.

    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    so i went to the vet and they said that the believe its a hernia

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    Quote Originally Posted by kileybiz View Post
    so i went to the vet and they said that the believe its a hernia
    Kudos for bringing her in! Did the vet do an x-ray?

    How does the area you pictured feel -- hard or soft?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    the vet didnt do an xray because there were no exotic specialists at the time , but the area is quite soft.
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    so she just started to eat again but the lump has grown a good amount, im not sure when iíll be able to get the surgery done because of how expensive it is and how little specialists there are. also that white dot on her right is moving idk if thats air or something? sorry if i seem so inexperienced this is my first ever reptile of my own.
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