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Old 05-30-2017, 06:07 PM
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Odd blood filled growth on dogs knee

i just got my dog back from the vet and noticed something that i did not see before, im not sure if the vet seen it or not but its a golf ball sized blueish/blackish "sack" right on her knee, about 2 hours ago it was firm and looked hard.. now its smaller, sagging and dangling off her knee with a blood spot where she was laying but it doesnt appear to be any additional bleeding

its as if this was a fluid sack that just emptied, but i have no idea what it could be or why it would appear like that.. she already has another appointment to see the vet on thursday and is already on anti-biotics, seemingly this coincides with me having given her some anti-biotics but i do not know if it is related..

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Old 05-30-2017, 08:15 PM
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If you were just at the vet I would call them and ask about this ASAP! If you started a new medication it could be a reaction to that, or something could have happened during the exam to cause it if it wasn't there before. Either way if the mass was there before then I should have been noticed and if it wasn't there then they need to know about it.
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i will call tomorrow but research suggests its what is known as a hematoma or something along those lines and that draining it is actually a good sign.. perhaps the source of some kind of infection but i will call the vet tomorrow morning

i do not believe its a reaction to any of the meds though, im pretty sure she's had both the meds in the past when recovering from pyometra.. novox and cephalexin.. but maybe the anti-biotic caused an infection to react

she goes back thursday and i think she'll be fine since the blood is coming out of the sack and not bleeding beyond that and she's on anti-biotics so it shouldnt get infected

after giving her meds today she actually had the energy to sit up, look around, walk around, ate a whole 16oz can of dog food as well.. she may be improving
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i will call tomorrow but research suggests its what is known as a hematoma or something along those lines and that draining it is actually a good sign.. perhaps the source of some kind of infection but i will call the vet tomorrow morning

i do not believe its a reaction to any of the meds though, im pretty sure she's had both the meds in the past when recovering from pyometra.. novox and cephalexin.. but maybe the anti-biotic caused an infection to react

she goes back thursday and i think she'll be fine since the blood is coming out of the sack and not bleeding beyond that and she's on anti-biotics so it shouldnt get infected

after giving her meds today she actually had the energy to sit up, look around, walk around, ate a whole 16oz can of dog food as well.. she may be improving
Was she at the vet overnight with an IV?
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nah, she was there for about 30 mins, vet set up an xray and surgery thursday assuming the x-ray shows that her cancer havent become systemic
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I'm wondering if it's a hematoma from a blood draw.
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golf ball sized that quick?.. i should point out she did have a marble sized skin tab at that same exact location that has seemingly vanished.. my guess is that blood filled hematoma IS the skin tab itself filled with blood after it got agitated by something, my brother thinks he may have bumped her knee getting her into the van so im thinking its entirely unrelated to her other symptoms.. it does seem to be shrinking as it drains, she'll be fine till her scheduled visit on thursday and the vet can check it out then

though i could be wrong, she does seem to be getting better overall, more active, eating food, albeit canned dog food or cooked chicken breast, isnt guzzling water like she used to, nor urinating everywhere.. so far she's had two doses of the cephalexin anti-biotic
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now that the blood sack has shrank a bit where i can see where its attached, its confirmed to be the formerly marble sized skin tab, clearly broken the skin has likely healed underneath it leaving a hematoma.. its still draining though but it is getting smaller

more news, she did have a lot of trouble holding her bladder, perhaps not enough energy to actually ask me when she needed to go out but she's urinate on the floor immediately after getting up and then she would guzzle a ton of water... today i wake up, no urine spots to be found, still water left in the bowl, and she managed to wait for me to let her out, and didnt go straight to the water when she came back in.. seems as the constant thirst/urinating MIGHT be subsiding
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uuh.. she just hacked up some off yellow looking goo, like runny egg yolk and then shook it all over her own face... somethings in her lungs
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Your dog needs to go back to the vet.
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