I have a 5 year old Shepard mix. He was neutered when he was about 11 weeks old. Last night, I was rubbing his belly and noticed a hard lump right below his penis. It was hard to the touch and looked distended. After a few minutes of me examining it, it went softer and it was no longer distended. I could still feel a little "lump" inside if I rub my hand over it and it felt like it would be his testicles if he had them.
I am very concerned and will be taking him to a vet if this is an issue.
Thank you. Does this change the severity since it is located directly below rather than either side? I have an appointment with my vet at 6 p.m. I'm just trying to brace myself for the diagnosis.......
I think the best thing to do is go to the appointment and have it looked at. It is very easy to think the worst and get worked up about the chance of it being bad versus good. This question will be easier to answer once the lump is examined. Feel free to repost after the visit with what your veterinarian is suspecting.
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