blood blister on leg?

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kaytenmags
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blood blister on leg?

Postby kaytenmags » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:28 pm

maggie has something on her leg that looks like a blood blister. it's not from licking, she's been coned (had a MCT lump removed on her side).
the knee that it's on has had 3 surgeries, the last one being a year ago (last february). TPLO, then hardware removal, then the last one was to fix another tendon in there.

this popped up about a month ago, then went away. now it's back again.
anyone know what this could be?

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my dog's such a lemon :(

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Re: blood blister on leg?

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:28 am

:hug: I have a lemon too!

If it isn't that red and angry looking from her licking, than I would definitely have it checked out to be safe.

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Re: blood blister on leg?

Postby kaytenmags » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:06 pm

i emailed the photos to my vet this morning, and she replied within minutes (i <3 my vet!)
she said it looks like a suture reaction. a warm compress will help it heal up quickly, but i'm not too worried about that because it usually disappears within 1-2 days.

her last surgery was a year ago, but apparently it's possible that there could be a piece of suture in there that's bugging her. hopefully the blister thing means it's working its way out!


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