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    Default URGENT vet has found a large lump on my Benny....U/D IT'S CANCER.

    Hi everyone, I am hoping your wealth of knowledge will help me.

    We found a large (half ping pong size) a little bit cauliflower looking lump on Benny Jr.'s rump, near back leg.
    We were desperately hoping it was an abscess as his brother has been doing alot of spring fever humping (they are both neutered)

    The vet has come back saying he has no idea what it is, it's not am abscess. It had its own blood vessels and there was no pus present. It is now going off for testing.

    We are sick with worry.

    Benny and his brother Scootsy are otherwise very fit happy, free range house bunnies. They are three years old lionheads.

    Any ideas? I have been reading the very comprehensive Textbook of rabbit medicine but its not giving me much info.
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    Sorry, I have no experience of lumps on bunnies, just wanted to to say I hope it's nothing serious. Sending loads of vibes for your little chap xxx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia View Post
    Hi everyone, I am hoping your wealth of knowledge will help me.

    We found a large (half ping pong size) a little bit cauliflower looking lump on Benny Jr.'s rump, near back leg.
    We were desperately hoping it was an abscess as his brother has been doing alot of spring fever humping (they are both neutered)

    The vet has come back saying he has no idea what it is, it's not am abscess. It had its own blood vessels and there was no pus present. It is now going off for testing.

    We are sick with worry.

    Benny and his brother Scootsy are otherwise very fit happy, free range house bunnies. They are three years old lionheads.

    Any ideas? I have been reading the very comprehensive Textbook of rabbit medicine but its not giving me much info.
    I dont think it'll be much help to suggests what the mass might be. I know it is hard not to immediately think 'worse case scenarios', but until the path' lab gets back to the Vet with the histopathology results looking at all the 'might bes' will only serve to stress you out.

    Been there, done that myself on numerous occasions so I do empathise.

    For now try to focus on the fact that Benny has come through the op' OK and it sounds as though the Vet has managed to remove all of the mass. I hope that you wont have to wait too long for the results.

    Wishing Benny well for a full recovery xx


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia View Post
    Hi everyone, I am hoping your wealth of knowledge will help me.

    We found a large (half ping pong size) a little bit cauliflower looking lump on Benny Jr.'s rump, near back leg.
    We were desperately hoping it was an abscess as his brother has been doing alot of spring fever humping (they are both neutered)

    The vet has come back saying he has no idea what it is, it's not am abscess. It had its own blood vessels and there was no pus present. It is now going off for testing.

    We are sick with worry.

    Benny and his brother Scootsy are otherwise very fit happy, free range house bunnies. They are three years old lionheads.

    Any ideas? I have been reading the very comprehensive Textbook of rabbit medicine but its not giving me much info.

    Oh dear Mia I am so sorry to hear this

    There are several things I can think of that it could be. But is it worth you worrying yourself to bits until the testing has come back with a result? Sending you loads and loads of hugs x

    When will the result be back?
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    I really appreciate your replies guys. I think the results will be back Tuesday. Luckily there is an exotic specialist in Andover that I can use if needs be. He does a clinic even closer to me on a Friday too, in Hythe
    (we are based in Southampton)

    The vet said he'd be surprised if it was something sinister..

    Yes I am a terrible worrier, I have an anxiety disorder which doesn't help!

    But I really appreciate the solidarity, thanks.

    So we'll wait till next week and see.

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    Fingers crossed it is nothing serious for your boy!

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    I think everyone on here can relate to being worried sick about our buns; I appreciate how unpleasant the waiting period is.

    Sending lots of 'nothing serious' vibes Benny's way. x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia View Post
    I really appreciate your replies guys. I think the results will be back Tuesday. Luckily there is an exotic specialist in Andover that I can use if needs be. He does a clinic even closer to me on a Friday too, in Hythe
    (we are based in Southampton)

    The vet said he'd be surprised if it was something sinister..

    Yes I am a terrible worrier, I have an anxiety disorder which doesn't help!

    But I really appreciate the solidarity, thanks.

    So we'll wait till next week and see.

    Cling onto that, and get through the days until you know

    I will be rooting for you both
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia View Post
    I really appreciate your replies guys. I think the results will be back Tuesday. Luckily there is an exotic specialist in Andover that I can use if needs be. He does a clinic even closer to me on a Friday too, in Hythe
    (we are based in Southampton)

    The vet said he'd be surprised if it was something sinister..

    Yes I am a terrible worrier, I have an anxiety disorder which doesn't help!

    But I really appreciate the solidarity, thanks.

    So we'll wait till next week and see.
    Also, as far as Benny is concerned once he has recovered from the op' he will be oblivious to any ongoing worries. Unfortunately for us care givers the worrying is our job !


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    It's heartbreaking seeing him so uncomfortable. He was really licking his large wound so have bandaged him and seems to be doing trick. He's such a good little lad.

    If anyone wants to see just how cute he and his brother are, they have their own instagram page: Fluffballcity! https://www.instagram.com/fluffballcity/

    I am just waiting and watching him like a hawk as I want to see him eat something.. Have been syringe feeding him and giving him water with Avipro in it.

    I think I will sleep downstairs with the little dude tonight. His brother is currently giving him kisses.. Aww
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