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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Moxie's lump

Has anyone seen their baby develop a lump at the site of a rabies shot?
We found a lump on Moxie. Nervous, we went to the vet and she thought this was the cause because the timing is right, discovered days after the vaccination.
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 09:38 PM
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Yes, it can happen and is normally nothing to worry about. Just keep an eye on it and look for signs of infection (hot, tender, increase in size, fluctuation, etc.). If you are feeling a lump in a different area, it may be a swollen lymph node which can be a common side effect after vaccination.

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Thanks, Maryam!

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I haven't, but I've read about it just the same as Maryam had described. It is usually not a problem unlike so many other reactions that can come of the vaccine.
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Evye had a lump at the vaccination site for about 2 weeks or more. It kept going down in size each time I checked it. It almost appears she lost a little hair at the site as well.

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Debra,
Marble had his shots last week, and the vet let me feel the bumps right after the vaccines. She said the bumps were normal, especially on a Hav with less meat on his bones, and that it would go away in a day or so.
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Thankfully I never had that with my three - does the lump hurt them?

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Moxie doesn't seem to be uncomfortable.

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McKenna had a reaction to her rabies shot that started with a lump so yes, lumps can and often do occur after a vaccine. McKenna's lump was about the size of a quarter. My vet said that in most cases the lump disappears with no further problems. The skin covering McKenna's lump eventually turned very dark and she lost all the hair there. She developed a round mark that had the vet thinking she had ringworm. After a biopsy it ended up being a reaction to her rabies shot.
It took quite awhile but the lump eventually went away, the skin came back to normal color and the hair FINALLY grew back in though she is a little sensitive to brushing over that spot. No more rabies shots for Miss McKenna ever!

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Susan,
You will just take a chance w/o rabies shots? I guess that is an option to consider, but it seems risky.

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