Riley is going in on Thursday to have his lump removed and biopsied. Has anyone had this done on their dog? If so, what should I be expecting? Is it going to take long for him to recover from it? How long does it usually take to get the results of a biopsy?
His lump has stayed the same size, however it seems to have spread.. right next to the one that is already there, another lump is seeming to be forming. He seems to be uncomfortable from it when its touched.
I'm just a basket of nerves worrying about him. Cant wait for Thursday to be done with..
What is the size of the lump? Are they sure it requires removal? I mean, they could do a fine needle aspirate first, send that off for analysis, and then decide if it needs to be removed. Or has that already been done?
My dog had aspirates and a tumor biopsied. That was at a vet school so everything was done in-house, we got the results for the aspirates same day and the biopsy in a few days. If your vet has to send everything out, it will probably take 3 days to a week (business days) for the biopsy results.
Ashley, I am so sorry about Riley. I hope everything turns out okay. Just have to have faith that he will be okay. I don't know about the lumps you are describing. I have had a pretty good size fatty tumor took off Mandy. Max had a couple of tumors took off too. I think you are talking more about under the skin and these tumors are on top of the skin except for Mandy's fatty tumor. She has another one right now. At her age now I am not going to put her through anything. Let us know as soon as you find out about Riley. Will be thinking about you both.
Roo, recently had a mass removed from her throat area. She went in Thursday afternoon, came home Friday morning. She had a drain tube in for 5 days, and sutures for 2 weeks. Was on antibiotics for 10 days. All is healing up very nicely. She is eating good and playing like normal. We did not do a biopsy, as we thought it was an old closed abcess rather than an actual tumor.
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How long recovery will be depends on the size of the lump and how wide a margin they will use in surgery, but honestly, don't worry too much about it. Dogs are resilient, and with appropriate meds he should not be in much pain.
Bode had a tumor removed that was about 1 inch diameter. For that type of tumor they do wide margins, so his final surgical wound was about 6-7 inches. It was closed with staples (but he did not need a drain). We picked him up after one night. Pain medicine is key... He only really seemed to be feeling it for a day or two, then he was fine, and it was a struggle to keep him calm. By the time the staples were removed two weeks later, it was like nothing happened.
So really, dogs recover quickly, he will be OK. Good luck & best wishes.
Yeah I know he'll recover quick but this is like the 5th time we've been through surgery and recovery. Once for neuter, then the neuter site came open so add a week, he's had his ears flushed a couple times and then another surgery to remove puss behind his ear drum. And then he was hit by a car. And there was one more, but I can't even remember at this point what it was.
It's not fair.. he has had a rough time in his short 3 years..
I know what you mean... We've only had Bode for three years too, but when we adopted him he was already about 7 (though the HS said he was 4).
He has had (1) tumor removed, (2) Root canal on a molar, (3) Removing root canal tooth + incisor, (4) Removing his other top molar + more incisors. Sheesh!
But it has taught me that I worry too much, usually after a day or two he was fine. When he had his big surgery it happened that I was watching another friend's dog, and I think having the second dog around made both me and Bode happier, not so focused on the bad stuff.