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miah
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I\'ve noticed a large lump on the back of my red ear sliders neck! What could this be from and how can I treat it?
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The lump is back where the red streak ends (or around there)? It sounds like your turtle has an ear abcess. You need to take your turtle to a herp vet to have it lanced and drained and receive antibiotics. If you don`t know of one near you, try http://www.arav.org/USMembers.htm
http://www.anapsid.org/vets/index.html#vetlist for starters to find one.

It will not go away by itself and is painful (even though he can`t tell you so). The sooner he is treated, the better it will be for him. Good luck.
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