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Squisy Lump On Dog's Ear Flap
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Squisy Lump On Dog's Ear Flap

My 12 year old golden retriever has a squishy lump in his ear flap about the size of a half dollar.  It is not red or inflamed and you cannot tell anything from the outside, you can only tell by feeling.  I am wondering what this could be.  He doesn't seem to be in any pain or bothered by it at all. Thank you.
Type of Animal
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Dog
Age of Animal
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12
Sex of Animal
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Male
Breed of Animal
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Goden Retriever
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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October 01, 2008
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The lump may be a hematoma, or an accumulation of blood between the skin and cartilage of the ear flap. Another possibility in an older dog would be a tumor. I recommend taking your dog to your veterinarian this week for diagnosis and treatment.
Kimberly Coyner, DVM DACVD
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You are correct, we took the dog to the vet today as his ear was bleeding this morning and it was a hematoma, as you said.  They performed surgery this morning.  Thank you so much for your correct advice and time.
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