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    Dog has bump on leg (IMG)

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    Does anyone have any idea as to what this could be?

    I noticed it a few days ago and just thought it was a small bug bite but it has gotten larger and now looks like there is blood coming out of it? It doesn't seem to cause him any pain when I touch it. I'm going to take him to the vet tomorrow.

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    Glad you are taking him to the vet. It could be a number of things-a tumor (histiocytoma, mast cell tumor, papilloma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma), it could be a cyst, a granuloma, an eosinophilic plaque, a parasitic or bacterial reaction (parasitic > bacterial for DDx), exuberant tissue from callus. The best way to figure it out will be a fine needle aspirate and a skin scrape, meaning the vet will stick a needle in there and suck some cells out to see whats going on, and then take a scalpel blade and just scrape it along the skin (not cutting, just scraping) to see what comes off the top.
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    Thank you!
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    How did it go at the vet today, OP?
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    They prescribed an allergy pill, at least I think that's what it is. I can't remember the name of it off the top of my head. He said to keep an eye on it and if it doesn't get any better or if it gets worse to bring him in again. They didn't do any type of testing on it.
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    would be interested in knowing what was prescribed.....it should be on the container the pills are in and/or the paperwork from the visit

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