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    Exclamation (HELP) Gecko has big red lump (blister thing?) on outter hemipeme/base of tail


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    Hi, title basically sums it up, here is images of it:


    Iím sorry the pictures are so blurry, I couldnít get a good one and he kept biting meÖ
    My guess is itís a blister or an infection. Seems to be full of puss, but canít at all comfirm. Calling the vet tomorrow (theyíre closed now)
    He has been pretty lethargic the past week or two, and has been refusing any and all worms, but he is eating crickets soÖ canít say his appetite is completely gone. He just shed (you can see a little shed on his foot and his tail is red bc he had a bad shed) and this appeared today, from what I know, it could have already been there, I havenít held him in a few days. Heís been offly lethargicÖ sleeping alllll the time. This is not a prolapse, btw, itís not coming out of his cloaca or anything. Heís has history with sperm plugs, one time it was veryÖ traumatic lol I have a topic on it if you wanna see. This isnít a sperm plug, it looks more like itís just full of something and itís not part of his hemipene, itís just on top of it.

    Anyway I have absolutely no idea what to do, idk why this gecko always has the weirdest crap happen to him butÖ here we are!
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    I'm sorry to hear about Elliot. This looks like some type infection that will require antibiotics. Perhaps Elliot needs surgery? I'm glad you'll phone the vet tomorrow. Kindly keep this thread updated.

    In the meantime PLEASE apply the Silver Sulfadiazine Cream USP 1% to this wound that you got from the vet about 3.5 months ago.

    Let's troubleshoot some things.
    1. Elliot's age
    2. Please share a top down image of Elliot.
    3. Size of Elliot's enclosure?
    4. What exact brand & type of multivitamin you use? How often?
    5. What exact brand & type of D3 calcium do you use? How often?
    6. What do you use to gutload Elliot's bugs & worms prior to feeding him?
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    Okay turns out he had an infected sperm plug, the vet got it out and drained the infection, and gave me some antibiotics. He’s okay now
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    Hello Koashani,

    I think Elizabeth is trying to troubleshoot what may be causing these problems in order to prevent reoccurrence.
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    Oh, it was lack of calcium A, so I bought him new vitamins and the vet said to gutload his food with squash
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