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Old 08-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy mass inside ear lap

I just noticed that my basset, floppy, has a mass inside one of his ear flaps. His flap is noticeably heavier than the other. You cannot see anything wrong, you can only feel it. It does not seem to be bothering him, but it scares me. Does anyone know anything about this? Please help!
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I'm not sure if it is the same thing, but it sounds like what my Lab had when I was growing up. If I remember correctly, it was a large lump within the ear flap wall, and was filled with blood. The vet drained it, and it never came back. It was from trauma of some sort. When manipulated, it was firm and tight, but you could tell it wasn't solid. Hopefully Floppy's is as benign as our dog's! Good luck!
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Mine had that once from getting his ear caught in a door.


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Did it go away on it's own?
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It was 20 years ago, but I think it took a couple of weeks. It didn't seem to hurt him or I would have taken him to get it drained.


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it has gone down a lot overnight. thanks for your help.
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[quite]it was a large lump within the ear flap wall, and was filled with blood.[/quote]

hematoma (bruise) can get those just by shaking their head

Ear hematoma in dogs are not uncommon
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I would check for an ear infection, as aural haematomas are often caused by excessive shaking and scratching at the ear.
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You don't say how large the mass is. Bassets are prone to cysts and later lipomas as they get older. Keep a close watch on any lump. We had one BH with lumps and the vet was certain the one on her thigh was a lipoma. Only when she got older, a very fast growing invasive cancer grew behind it and metatastisized to the bone.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ouch!!! Lucy just got her tail in the door this summer - and boy oh boy did I hear about it. But she was ok - well, could have lost her voice on me but she didn't

Hope floppy is ok now...

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