I have a Male Boxer a little over a year old, for about week now he has had this lump/bubble on the inside of his ear, he hasn't been itching it or anything and I touched it to see if it would be painful for him and its almost as if he didn't know I touched it, its red on the top and about the size of a lemonhead or gobstopper (prolly stans up about 1/4" from ear and is prolly about a 1/4" in diameter) I can send a picture of it if needed. Does anyone know what it could be?
It could be a aural hematoma. If your dog hit his ear or has been shaking his head he can break the delicate capillaries in the flap or pinna of the ear and the ear flap can form a bubble containing blood.
The aural hematoma should be treated by a vet to prevent the pinna from fibrosing (becoming stiff and losing it's shape).
There is a possibility that it is caused by an ear infection. Ear infections may not be apparent to you as the owner because they may occur deep in the ear canal, which is not visible to the eye.
You can post a photo in another post if you would like.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.