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    Hi, so my gecko just shed and I took a look at his hemipenes, and saw this:
    https://ibb.co/XJbfZXw
    I think itís an infection?? His hemipene is also very swollen now. We are planning to take him to the vet asap.
    I have seen no odd behaviors from him. I didnít know he was shedding yesterday, I thought he was shedding today, so I wasnít able to mist his moist hide, so he had shed in the dry air. His toes and tail are also bright red, some bleeding. His skin is extremely sensitive, so itís not too surprising.
    But if anyone has any idea what this is, can you help?

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    Here are the possibilities:
    --there is an infection in the hemipenis and the gecko will need antibiotics
    --the hemipenis has prolapsed and needs treatment for it to be able to retract it
    --there is a huge sperm plug in there that needs to be squeezed out.

    THe prolapse is the worst situation and the sperm plug is the best. Good you're going to the vet. Let us know what happens.

    Aliza
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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Here are the possibilities:
    --there is an infection in the hemipenis and the gecko will need antibiotics
    --the hemipenis has prolapsed and needs treatment for it to be able to retract it
    --there is a huge sperm plug in there that needs to be squeezed out.

    THe prolapse is the worst situation and the sperm plug is the best. Good you're going to the vet. Let us know what happens.

    Aliza
    Thanks for your help! My mom is calling the vet tomorrow, she couldnít today. The infected part has now turned fully black, which is worrying. I can try to get a picture tomorrow. But itís the fleshy red and the yellow color, have now turned black and hard. The spot does not hurt if I touch it, and it is still swollen but slightly gone down. Iím really not sure what this is, I donít feel like itís a sperm plug, Iíve dealt with a lot of sperm plugs and have one current lizard in recovery from impacted sperm plug surgery, plus one other who just gets them constantly, and this just doesnít look like them, and I highly doubt a prolapse unless maybe he pulled off a massive chunk of skin to reveal his hemipene? But I feel like it would take a lot of work to peal off every layer of skin over his hemipene by accident. Infection made the most sense at first, but now itís completely black? Iím not too familiar with infections down there when it comes to reptiles, so not sure if thatís a sign of infection.
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    From your description it seems like the infected tissue has now turned necrotic -- has died.

    Have you been seeing an exotic vet all along?

    Here's a good link: https://arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661
    Click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet's Table of Contents

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    From your description it seems like the infected tissue has now turned necrotic -- has died.

    Have you been seeing an exotic vet all along?

    Here's a good link: https://arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661
    Oh wow, my mom said that it just looks like it was healing but idkÖ hereís a pic so you can get a better idea: https://ibb.co/4gMY1vg there is no pain there and the swelling has gone down a lot.

    We havenít seen a vet, we called our main vet but the only open appointment is Monday, and the other exotic vet usually takes months to get an appointment, those are the only ones around us.

    Would Neosporin help? Iím just not sure what to do right now... Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaoshani View Post
    Oh wow, my mom said that it just looks like it was healing but idk… here’s a pic so you can get a better idea: https://ibb.co/4gMY1vg there is no pain there and the swelling has gone down a lot.

    We haven’t seen a vet, we called our main vet but the only open appointment is Monday, and the other exotic vet usually takes months to get an appointment, those are the only ones around us.

    Would Neosporin help? I’m just not sure what to do right now... Thanks.
    Thanks for your image. This wound doesn't look too bad.

    Don't apply straight neosporin. You could use Neosporin withOUT pain relief. Using SSD (Sillver SulfaDiazine) 1% creme would even be better.
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    Click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet's Table of Contents

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Thanks for your image. This wound doesn't look too bad.

    Don't apply straight neosporin. You could use Neosporin withOUT pain relief. Using SSD (sillver sulfadiazine creme 1% would even be better.
    okay, my mom went and got some neosporin without painkillers, so let me know if this looks good: https://ibb.co/album/84CBnJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaoshani View Post
    okay, my mom went and got some neosporin without painkillers, so let me know if this looks good: https://ibb.co/album/84CBnJ
    Hi Kaoshani ~

    Are you certain this Neosporin ointment does NOT contain ANY painkillers? I can't see that notification on the tube you pictured.
    Click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet's Table of Contents

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Hi Kaoshani ~

    Are you certain this Neosporin ointment does NOT contain ANY painkillers? I can't see that notification on the tube you pictured.
    It has nothing about painkillers, it just seems like plain neosporin. The ingredients seem safe to me. I applied a tiny bit earlier and it went fine, Iíll update you on the wound tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Hi Kaoshani ~

    Are you certain this Neosporin ointment does NOT contain ANY painkillers? I can't see that notification on the tube you pictured.
    update on Elliot: I’m freaking because today it’s sticking out slightly… here’s pics: https://imgur.com/a/cQTrNut
    Is this a prolapse?! I just don’t have any idea what this could be… I’m getting so worried…

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