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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:42 am


I think that's the heart.

You can see lots of heart xrays (just gives you an idea of what things look like - for the xrays on that page, one is looking mostly for enlargement, measured by how many ribs they span).

www.guinealynx.info/heart.html

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pigjes
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Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:30 am


I don't see it, can someone circle it for me?

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:57 am


I am not sure what she means either. Svilena55, if you can save one of the images above (smaller than what you sent me) and circle the area, that would help.

Svilena55

Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:32 am


Thank you all. I have a picture with the lung item circled so that people can see what I mean. I will forward it to you to post. Thank you.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:09 pm


Here you go:



When you wrote:
... the white mass in the left lung is what the vet thinks - a tumor or scarring.
and sent this picture, we looked on the left, not the right:


Svilena55

Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:21 pm


Thank you. It is diagnosed as the left lung (pig's left lung) but when we look at it is our right.

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:15 pm


There's no way to tell from the x-ray what it is. But a repeat x-ray in a few weeks should help with the diagnosis. If the problem is scarring, it likely won't change in size. If it's a tumor, it will.

Svilena55

Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:36 pm


Thank you. When do you think the repeat x ray needs to happen? The vet said within a week after the nebulizing solution is given? Do you think that this time frame is too soon?

Clint The Cuy

Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:45 pm


The confusion about the radiograph is that there are no markers on the radiograph indicating what side is which and there is also no indication of what type of view it is: ventrodorsal or dorsoventral.

If you were treating a respiratory infection, I would probably push the radiographs out to 2 weeks, but since there is a specific questionable opacity in the lung field, he may just want to stay on top of it and take views sooner rather than later. That being said, there is a real possibility that he may want to take more later on as well if there is no initial change. So if cost is a concern, I would probably try 2 weeks instead of 1 as there may be a more marked change then if it is going to change.

Svilena55

Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:03 pm


Thank you. Yes, I think 2 weeks might be better as well for comparison purposes. And, yes treating respiratory infection for now so maybe two weeks would be better since that is the time frame for the nebulizer anyway. And, from your experience lung tumors always grow, correct? They don't stay the same for a while? I guess, I am trying to prepare myself for the range of unknowns that are out there regarding on what is going on with her.

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:10 pm


Tumors can sometimes grow very slowly, sometimes very quickly, but they do grow.

Clint The Cuy

Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:14 pm


It really depends on what type of tumor it is, if it is a tumor. Some malignant pulmonary tumors are more aggressive than others.

Svilena55

Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:16 pm


Also, have you ever seen any respiratory build up in only one lung but not in the other? That's what the vet said it's rair - he said he is leaning more towards tumor because respiratory usually is shown in both lungs rather than mostly in one. But I guess maybe there are always exceptions.

Clint The Cuy

Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:38 pm


I have cared for patients with pneumonia that have one lung that is worse than the other, but both lungs were affected. One lung field may have more change on ultrasound than the other. One lung may sound more harsh upon auscultation than the other. Pulmonary abscesses that I have seen usually affect both lungs, albeit with varied severity between the two.

Svilena55

Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:15 pm


Yeah, that is what I am afraid of that pneumonia affects both lungs.... Ahhhh, thank you.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:05 pm


Clint The Cuy, the original pics she sent me may have had that data. They were huge and the xray itself was small in comparison and in the center. I am on a different computer and cannot easily view the originals.

Hoping this is not a tumor.

Svilena55

Post   » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:03 pm


One more question. I touch my piggy's poop to check for constancy, etc. and lately her poo has been cold. Is that mean that her body temp is low?

bpatters
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Post   » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:17 pm


No.

Svilena55

Post   » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:17 pm


Also, today for some reason she has more watery eyes than usual. I have taken a pic of her eye and it should be uploaded soon for reference. If you could look at it and let me know what you think. I believe the milky white stuff is normal but any advice is appreciated. Lena

bpatters
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Post   » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:25 pm


Milky white stuff is cleaning fluid. It sometimes accumulates around the eye. You can clean it off with a clean damp cloth, and very very gently massage the inner corner of the eye in case the tear duct is blocked.

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