Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Re: bump on cats stomach
its probably due to the sutures - most vets will use internal sutures that dissolve over time. As the body breaks down the sutures you will notice a firm lump. it goes away over time.
As long as the skin itself looks ok, not red or irritated and there is no discharge I would wait and see how it progresses before getting worried.
But if the area is soft and squishy, becomes painful, etc I would have it looked at.
Definately call the vet and let them know so they can note it in her chart in case she does develop something later on. Plus, they can tell you if its normal based on the materials they used and that sort of thing.
What you can do now is take a picture of it that best represents how it looks. That way you have something to compare it to so you know if its getting smaller or staying the same or getting bigger. Its hard to really notice small changes if you're looking and feeling something on a daily basis.
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