A. It could be an allergic reaction or an infection. If it doesn’t subside after a few hours or gets worse then you should see your vet.
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Balanoposthitis = inflammation of the penis & prepuce (the sheath of skin that covers the penis). The causes include: injuries, bacterial microbe infections, phimosis (constriction of the prepuce opening so that the prepuce cannot be drawn back to expose the penis), & tumors.
These swellings are typically the result of an engorged bulbus glandis. They represent a normal anatomical structure that can become swollen with sexual arousal or any other form of excitement.
This tissue is a normal part of a male dogs anatomy, which can swell up when the dog is excited or aroused, in both entire and desexed dogs. The two `lumps` you can see either side of the penis are the `bulbis glandis`. They should reduce in size on their own when your dogs arousal is reduced.
The most common preputial tumors in dogs include SCC, transmissible venereal tumor (TVT), and mast cell tumor (MCT). Any skin tumor common to haired skin may occur within the prepuce. Papilloma, hemangioma, fibroma, sebaceous adenoma, fibrosarcoma, and HSA have been reported within the prepuce.
Acute inflammation of the testis and/or epididymis is most commonly infectious (bacterial, fungal or viral). The source of infection can be hematogenous or urologic or by direct inoculation. Clinical signs include pain and enlargement of the testis or epididymis.
Treatment. Various medications including steroids, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, anti-parasitics, and even chemotherapy may be recommended depending on the reason for the lymph node enlargement. Surgery or radiation are other treatment possibilities, especially for low-grade, localized lymphomas.
Lipomas (fatty lumps)
Lipomas are the most common benign mass dogs can get; they`re often found under the skin of older dogs, and are more common in obese dogs. They tend to be round, soft tumours of fat cells that grow very slowly and rarely spread, so it can take up to six months before you see any change.
The most common types of lumps or bumps found on puppies are warts, skin tags, button tumors, and abscesses. In these cases, your vet may recommend a wart ointment or other skin treatment. There are also some products that claim to help dissolve normal fatty skin lumps on dogs.
Warning signs of testicular tumors include soft swellings in one or both testicles, a single enlarged testicle or asymmetric testicles, generalized scrotal enlargement, and infertility in the breeding stud.
Lumps, bumps, or growths that are located in or around a dog`s vulva are not normal and may be associated with injuries, infections, anatomic abnormalities, inflammation, cysts, or tumors.
The recommended treatment of malignant PNST is the same as with dogs, with surgical excision, including amputation, the treatment of choice. Adjuvant radiotherapy is also recommended, as it may also be beneficial for local control and long-term survival.
Hepatoid tumor or hepatoid [adeno]carcinoma are terms for a number of uncommon or rare neoplasms in humans, named for a visual resemblance of the cells under the microscope to those of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.
Perineal hernias are usually very easy to identify. Dogs with perineal hernias will have a telltale swelling adjacent to the rectum (on one or both sides). Constipation, lethargy, difficulty urinating, and a change in how they carry their tail are also typical of this condition.
Hydrocele (pronounced hy-dra-sel) is when your scrotum fills with extra fluid, making it look swollen. It usually develops on only one side and tends to be painless. It`s much more common in babies, but sometimes you can get it as an adult. Hydrocele usually goes away on its own.
Mild swelling may resolve on its own, but you still need a vet to check your pet out and determine why their face swelled up. If the cause is due to dental disease, treatments can range from cleaning to tooth removal.
Mast cell tumors are quite serious when identified in dogs. If untreated they can cause anaphylactic shock or if they progress into a more aggressive form they can metastasize and ultimately lead to death.
Lipomas are the most common masses found on pets. These “fatty tumors” are almost always benign growths, and are usually just under the skin. They remain relatively mobile (skin moves around them freely) unless they invade local muscle and connective tissue.
A mild dog shampoo and a bit of gentle scrubbing will do the trick. Be sure to always use a fresh water rinse when cleaning your puppy`s privates. Dried soap or shampoo can cause irritation.
A tumor can either be benign or malignant. Dr. Whittenburg notes, “Cancerous masses may be rapidly growing and therefore seem to appear suddenly.
Histiocytoma tumors are often referred to as button tumors because they are usually less than an inch in size, red, raised, and hairless. Often seen in English Bulldogs, Scottish Terriers, Greyhounds, Boxers, Boston Terriers, and Chinese Shar-Peis these tumors typically regress on their own within two to three months.
Cysts – A cyst develops when one of your dog`s oil glands becomes blocked. These are similar to a zit on a human, although these cysts can grow much larger. Generally, they aren`t anything you need to worry about or seek treatment for, and they should go away on their own.
Testicular tumors in dogs may not be painful—which means your dog may not show any signs that something is wrong. However, swelling and pressure from a growing tumor may cause signs of pain.
Dog Cyst vs Tumor: How Do I Tell The Difference? Cysts are fluid-filled sacs under the skin that are usually easy to move around, while tumors are typically more solid. A cyst also may drain a white, yellow, or green discharge.