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Old 09-09-2021, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default Bald spot on tummy?

I’ve been away from this forum for quite some time, but I have hamsters now and one of them has a questionable spot on her abdomen near her lady parts. It’s bald, smooth and shiny. Should I have her looked at by a vet? Here’s a picture!

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Old 09-10-2021, 06:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bald spot on tummy?

I don't know that much about dwarf hamster anatomy and can't see the lump so well on the photo - but if it's bald smooth and shiny it sounds like a lump = which could be a cyst or it could be an infected scent gland or it could be a bit of mastitis maybe. Either way it needs looking at by a vet for diagnosis. As it could need treatment. Draining for a cyst or antibiotics for a cyst or infection. Or a vet will be able to tell if it's a small tumour rather than a cyst. How old is she?
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Old 09-10-2021, 01:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bald spot on tummy?

Actually, Stella Luna (the hamster in question) is a Syrian. She is a silver long haired, just kind of small. She’s about a year old now.
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