Leopard Gecko fuzzy growth on back, HELP!?

Lysergium

New member
Hello everyone -- please be kind as this is my first time posting and I'm desperately in need of some help for my baby.

I have a aprx. a 7 year old female leopard gecko named Rodger, I've had her since she was a baby.

I have recently noticed this weird growth on her back that is grey and fuzzy to touch. It started off small and now it is getting bigger, and is quite visible.

I have continuously googled possible causes or what this could be but I'm completely at a loss. I've tried a couple creams for her, a dab of polysporin original thinking if it's infected that will help, no change. Also tried Clotrimazole thinking it may be fungal but no change.

Before stressing her out and taking her to the vet over something silly, I'd like to see if anyone has had a similar experience. I haven't taken her yet, but absolutely will if need be, however she is acting her normal self, eating well, ect. She does sometimes have a little bit of a struggle shedding so I make sure I regularly mist, keep a moist hide and also every so often when she needs it a luke warm bath with a drop of mineral oil, and she loves her baths!

I am constantly checking temps, humidity, cleanliness, and just her in general to make sure she's a happy girl, and she seems to be like this isn't bothering her but as a protective mom, I am concerned what this is.

My girl loves to eat her regular calcium dusted, gut loaded diet of meal worms and crickets. I give her her favorite treats of horn worms and every blue moon wax worms.

I will attach photos, but again please be kind, I don't need any negativity. She is my baby, and I love her to pieces.
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acpart

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It's hard for me to see it in the pictures (my eyes are old). I have taken a lot of geckos to the vet and they haven't seemed stressed with this. I do recommend that you take her to put your mind at rest.

Aliza
 

Lysergium

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I am going to see if I can get her in but the reptile vets are few and far in between here. Here are a few MUCH better photos of it.
 

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acpart

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I'm not a vet, but to me it looks like a little tumor. Very often these tumors are just fatty growths as opposed to cancer. It's not a usual thing to see on a gecko. If you can't find a reptile vet, you could always contact a regular vet and see if they'll see the gecko, possibly to do a "telehealth" consult with a reptile vet.

Aliza
 
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