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Bump on side of back
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Bump on side of back

My dog has a small skin colored bump under the skin on the side of her back. It started out very small and about 6 months later it is about the size of a dime. She had a cyst on her foot when she was 2 but she wouldn't leave it alone and the vet gave her steriods to help it get better. It doesn't bother her and she can't reach it to mess with it. Just trying to decide whether I need to take her to the vet before her yearly exam. Thank you.
Type of Animal
:  
Dog
Age of Animal
:  
5
Sex of Animal
:  
Female
Breed of Animal
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Golden Retriever
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
July 20, 2010
City
:  
Athens
State/Province
:  
AL
Country
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USA
Blood Test Results
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N/A
X-Ray Results
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N/A
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It is better to be safe than sorry.  Your vet can perform a complete biopsy since the dermal mass is not that large at this time.  The biopsy should be able to determine the type of mass and whether it is benign or other type of lesion which may require additional therapy.  Due to it's relatively fast rate of growth after six months, it is bound to grow larger and be more difficult to remove as it grows larger.
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