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Lump behind front right leg

My hamster has a lump about the size of a pea. No puss. When I touched it there was no reaction of pain...she seems like normal. She does drink a lot...but she has done that since Day 1. Please help. By the way...she has never gone to a vet.
Type of Animal
:  
Hamster
Age of Animal
:  
2 years
Sex of Animal
:  
Female
Breed of Animal
:  
teddy bear hamster
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
January 23, 2009
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