Anyone See This Before - 12yo Mini - Bulge below Anus

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Anyone See This Before - 12yo Mini - Bulge below Anus

Post by mustluvschnauzers » 08 Mar 2018, 03:37

Curious if anyone has seen this before in their mini schnauzer. Titus is 12/yo male and noticed this is happening to him more. He seems to be uncomfortable and his anus itself puckers. Right underneath there is this bulge that extends out but not all the time. He is neutered since he was a year old. I took him to vet and did full blood profile and they checked for hernia, everything was fine. It seems to bother him when it is happening and then it goes down. They also checked to see if he had any issues with his anal sacs and the vet said he didn't find anything. Overall he is eating normal. When it is happening he seems to be bothered when I try to pet him on the top of his back near his tail.

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Re: Anyone See This Before - 12yo Mini - Bulge below Anus

Post by Oscar 12345 » 08 Mar 2018, 08:14

Hi, no never seen or heard of anything like that. In the meantime, I would be inclined to ask the vet for some anti inflammatory pain killers so that at least it takes the discomfort away and maybe helps with it getting back to normal quicker. Good luck

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Re: Anyone See This Before - 12yo Mini - Bulge below Anus

Post by Oscar 12345 » 08 Mar 2018, 11:38

Another thought. Check out the images here and see if any are similar, if you are lucky there may be some info on it for you.

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Post by Robin black mini » 09 Mar 2018, 13:09

Given his age I'd want to have his prostate checked.
In addition...
Looking at the photo it could be a full anal gland ,given that the bump " comes and goes" as you say..when perhaps it self empties,if the diet is right..roughage in the diet will definitely help this dog.

I have to empty my girls anal glands on occasion,internally ,and they are much deeper seated than in previous dogs I've had...so,
Looking at the swelling on your photo,it does correspond to the anal gland onthe left hand side of the dog,facing his hind end...
You really need a vet to give the dog an internal examination and give a diagnosis...you shouldn't accept antibiotics or antiinflammatory drugs if he doesn't specify the cause..
If the gland repeatedly infects,I have a course of treatment to recommend,but you first need a diagnosis. Do not be talked into surgical removal of anal glands,as it's a traumatic surgery and can result in an incontinent dog.

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Post by Bushybrows » 12 Mar 2018, 19:20

Hi, I took my young black boy to the vets a few years ago as he had a similar lump, in the same place. The lump came and went, the only difference was that it never bothered him, I was just worried as the lump was sometimes quite big. He was my first male schnauzer. The vet told me the lump was the base of his penis and as he was uncastrated when he was more excited, the lump grew! I understand it is different with your dog, but it may be an issues with the base of his penis.
Just a thought.

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Post by Robin black mini » 13 Mar 2018, 14:55

Bushy brows..the lumps you describe are on the base of the dogs penis ..they are the bulbous glands that can swell and cause minor issues for the dog ,if he gets in an excited state(penile block)...
...but the swellings here are are in a completely different area in this the poster'sdog....his dog's swelling is below the anal area...I'd definitely get a recheck at the vets..this could be as simple as anal gland issues ,prostate problems. Etc. but really needs a professional dagnosis.

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