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29 December 2017 - 8:53 am
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I adopted a rescue in September 2017, she had had her front leg amputated the month before, due to nerve paralysis (animal control suspected that she had been hit by a car).

This morning I noticed that her stump has some swelling; when I examined it, it felt squishy, as if it is filled with fluid.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this? 

I do have an appointment with my vet later this evening, but I am curious to see if others can offer any input in the meantime.

Thank you!

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29 December 2017 - 10:28 am
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britishbetty said
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

What you describe sounds like a seroma , a perfectly common amputation surgery side effect. We are not vets, but it does seem rare for a seroma to occur so long after the operation. Click any seroma link for more information.

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Jerry gave great advice!

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