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  • Squishy Lump on Crestie's Stomach

    I bought my crested gecko at Repticon about a year ago, when he was 2 1/2, so he is about 3 1/2 now. He has always been healthy and active and has never had a problem before, I feed him a Pangea mango and banana (I think that's the two flavors) and he eats a lot of it every time. I also supply about 2-3 dusted crickets each week. Just a day ago, I found a soft, more squishy lump on the bottom of his stomach, before the cloaca (as the photos attached will show). I don't want to pay for an expensive vet bill just yet, so I came here to see if I could find an answer. I am thinking hernia, but can't be sure because I have little knowledge about health issues like such. Any help is appreciated! Here are the photos


    **Lump**
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...200/image1.jpg
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...914/image3.jpg
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...200/image1.jpg


    **Pictures of Gecko (to see if he his skinny/normal, etc)**
    Top - https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...915/image0.jpg
    Side - https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...147/image0.jpg


    P.S. Im not sure why, but the photos appeared sideways and slightly grainy, I hope it doesn't affect much :/

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    Sorry, the attachments aren't visible to me. I did have a leopard gecko with an abdominal lump that was a hernia. The vet said that as long as I could push it in, it was OK. He didn't want to operate. She lived several years with it and I don't know if she died because of it or for other reasons.

    Aliza

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    • #3
      Originally posted by acpart View Post
      Sorry, the attachments aren't visible to me. I did have a leopard gecko with an abdominal lump that was a hernia. The vet said that as long as I could push it in, it was OK. He didn't want to operate. She lived several years with it and I don't know if she died because of it or for other reasons.

      Aliza
      I will try to download the photos as jpg, since I didnít exactly think when I used discord as the format, when I get home I will see if I can do that

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      • #4
        Originally posted by acpart View Post
        Sorry, the attachments aren't visible to me. I did have a leopard gecko with an abdominal lump that was a hernia. The vet said that as long as I could push it in, it was OK. He didn't want to operate. She lived several years with it and I don't know if she died because of it or for other reasons.

        Aliza
        But thank you for the reply, I can push it in, but I read that since surgery is more dangerous than leaving the hernia, it does shorten their life span? I saw a lot of geckos die 3-5 years later after the hernia appears, so I hope he can pull through for a while because he is still only 3

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