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    Hello, I'm really scared so I just made an account to post this. All the vets are closed otherwise I would take her right now, but I have to wait until morning. My female rabbit, Lily, is spayed and 8 years old. She has existing health problems. She can't pee on her own. We had her x-rayed and checked and every other thing possible, but the multiple vets we took her too couldn't find out what the problem was. Since she was acting happy and normal (eating fine and pooping fine), we decided to just gently squeeze her bladder over a litter box three times a day. This was over a year ago and it's now a routine. She's a very happy bunny and likes to run around and jump and play. Tonight when I went to relieve her I noticed blood stains in her cage and I picked her up and her anus was bloody. Her poop is normal looking but covered in blood, but she's eating fine and acting normal. I don't see any exterior wounds or anything weird looking about her butt so I don't know what's wrong. There aren't any rabbit specialists nearby at all (we live in a rural area), but the vet we are hopefully seeing tomorrow has experience with rabbits. Does anyone have any advice or experience with this? I've had her since elementary school and I'm in college now. I love her so much and I'm very worried.

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    Iím sorry you are going through this. I didnít want to read and run, and a more experienced member should be along soon. Itís good that you have already got an appointment for the morning and I hope you are able to get to the bottom of it tomorrow.


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    Are you certain the blood is coming from her anus and not from her vagina ? It really is impossible to say what may be wrong, but given her history of loss of bladder control it may be that the blood is from her urinary tract not her GI tract.She may have bladder sludge/stones which can cause symptoms including blood in the urine. Has she ever had any diagnostics to try to establish why she cannot empty her bladder - abdominal Xrays, blood tests including PCR testing for EC titres ?

    If the blood is from her anus, is bright red and not mixed in with fecal output it may be due to an anal fissure or polyp.

    But all of the above are just guesses. Hopefully you will be able to access Veterinary help for her today. Good luck.


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    Yes we made sure it wasn't from her vagina. We've done blood tests, x-rays, and I'm pretty sure PCR testing but still no answer. It only seems to be coming out when she poops, but that might be just because she's moving the muscle. Thank you for the response, I appreciate it!

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    I am sorry to read this but I’ve been through this very recently with one of my rabbits and it sounds like cystitis. It is treatable and recovery can be quick but it is vital and essential you get lily to a vet ASAP. Please ring first thing and explain the situation and have lily ready to go to the vet.
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    I am sorry to hear your bunny is not well. Others already gave you good advice, so I am sending positive vibes that your vet can diagnose the cause so treatment can begin quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saguaroflower View Post
    Yes we made sure it wasn't from her vagina. We've done blood tests, x-rays, and I'm pretty sure PCR testing but still no answer. It only seems to be coming out when she poops, but that might be just because she's moving the muscle. Thank you for the response, I appreciate it!
    Anal/rectal polyps or a fissure sound to be a possibility. The Vet may need to do a GA/endoscopy.


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    Sending lots of vibes to your bunny. I hope the appointment goes well

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    Hello again. Lily wasn't doing well this morning. She wasn't eating or drinking and there was no poop in her cage, but still lots of blood. Lily is at the vet for blood work but just received an x-ray. The x ray shows kidney stones which have caused an intestinal infection explaining the bleeding. She isn't digesting her food. Her heartbeat is also very concerning at 310. I'm waiting for her blood work results which I will get in about an hour. The vet said this is treatable unless the blood work shows kidney failure or other problems. Thank you for the well wishes

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    Sending lots more vibes to her, you are doing everything you can for her

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