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Lump on mississippi map terrapin's leg

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  1. mississippi_slider

    mississippi_slider New Member

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    Hi all, new to the forum!

    Just after a little bit of advice - after returning my two boys (a mississippi map and a yellow belly slider) to their brand new tank today (after smashing their old one by dropping their basking rockery platform yesterday) I noticed that on the back leg of my map, a biggish sized lump. It isn't discoloured, and doesn't look inflamed, sore or raw in any way - I'm just shocked by the size of it and wondering if anyone could shed any light on what it could be?

    He seems absolutely fine in himself - sociable, eating, alert, energetic etc. So I'm unsure whether to be too concerned or not? IMG_20180908_205928.jpg IMG_20180908_205925_1.jpg IMG_20180908_205844.jpg

    Any help or advice will be gratefully appreciated, thanks in advance!
    Will attach pics x
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I have no idea.[emoji853]
    Hopefully more knowledgeable people will be along soon!
    Best wishes!
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    Thank you for replying! I hope so too!
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    how solid is it , hard or soft ? is it firmly attached or movable ?
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Maybe if you post this over in the “Tortoise Health” section, more people might see it?

    @Yvonne G Could you move this to the Tortoise Health section?
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    Did you ever get any more input on this?
    How is your turtle doing?
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    @mississippi_slider - It's probably just an abscess, but you really should take the turtle to a vet to have it looked at.
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    I had this lump on my musk turtle around 6 months ago. He didn't seem bothered by it so I left it a while. I asked a vet when I took another turtle for a general check up and he said to take the turtle in if the lump changes in size. I left it for a month and it eventually popped and has fully healed now. It's exactly the same as your situation but I thought I'd share what happend to my turtle 20180919_140945.jpeg
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