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20th March 2011, 09:19 PM
Should I have a cyst growing on the side of a 13 mo cavie removed? Is it cause for alarm?

20th March 2011, 11:17 PM
Benign cysts can form, and will often cause no trouble, but it's important that you see your vet about this for a biopsy. There is no way for us to tell you whether or not a bump is cancerous.

21st March 2011, 12:15 PM
As Soushiruiuma says, you should consult with your vet about this. Many cysts are completely harmless and veterinary advice is often just to leave them alone, but only a professional can tell the difference between such a cyst and anything that needs more attention.

Good luck - let us know how you get on.

Brian M
21st March 2011, 12:28 PM

Its not a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histiocytoma_(dog) is it ,if so Ruth gave me some good advice as Rosie had one of these on her lip and within a few months it had disappeared ,so as Ruth said they appear then disappear on there own though my vets suggested Fusiderm Gel to help them on there way .