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Post by smokierat on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:43 am

Just had Flea and Dizzy out,and noticed Flea looks and feels a bit swollen around her neck.otherwise completely normal. Confused ay ideas?

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Post by Zoundz on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:44 am

Hmm... not sure... perhaps ask on NFRS? Wonder if she's a bit of an infection? When I popped by last night I thought she looked a bit fluffy if that helps? So at least it's not just you seeing things and worrying, she did look a bit out of sorts to me, but I didn't get a chance to handle her or really check her out.

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Post by smokierat on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:16 am

Oh crap did she? Meh either her or Dizzy have a touch of the runs too

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Post by katherine on Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:42 am

Sad All the best to her, I hope she's better soon Smile

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Post by Francois on Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:58 am

Hope she will be alright.

A swelling in the neck can be from a tumor, abscess, or a swollen lymph node. A swollen lymph node could be from a tumor as well, or from a virus. Other possibilities include a bite wound, bug bite, allergies, or complications caused by mycoplasma bacteria and can cause a myriad of problems when the rat is exposed to stress or secondary infections. I'm afraid the only way you're going to figure this out is to take her to a vet. I haven't seen this problem myself, personally....

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Post by smokierat on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:12 am

It seems to have gone down a bit this evening which is good but im still going to see about the vet tomorrow,her form is fine thankfully

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Post by Zoundz on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:50 pm

My guess is that it's probably nothing, and may be an optical illusion caused by her being a bit fluffed up unless you've actually felt a discernible swelling? If you're worried though, the vet is the best call.

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Post by smokierat on Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:45 am

No there was swelling but its almost completely gone down now and her form is great.have the vet booked fr tomorrow anyway,if it was just an infection she's fighting off I presume antibs wouldn't be needed or would it b better to give anyway

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