Lumps

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cs022
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For about a month, my red-ear slider has had a small lump on his ear. I didn\'t know what it was so I have been watching it closely. over the past week it has doubled in size. And it looks really scary. He is still acting normally, and I\'m not sure if it is an abcess or some kind of tumor or what. If it isn\'t an abcess, what could it be, and if it isn\'t operated on right away, will it kill my turtle??? It just looks like a large swollen lump on the side of his head.
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What you have is an ear abcess. It sounds as though your RES was fighting the infection and is now loosing the battle. Hear is a link to another board member with the same problem. Good luck.
http://www.allturtles.com/msgboard/view ... picID=2077
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