growth on the eyelid?

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  1. cavkingcharlesx3

    cavkingcharlesx3 wannabe raw feeder

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    my dog is going in tomorrow to remove a growth he has on his lower left eyelid. it's very small, and it's not on the actual eye, it's just on the lower lid right below the eye. I took him to the vet yesterday, and he said that because it is pigmented (it's the color of his skin), we should probably have it removed and do a biopsy. I've done some research online, since the vet said it could be melanoma. I have found that melanomas that occur on an organ (for example, inside the mouth or actual ON/IN the eye) are usually the malignant ones, while the ones that occur on the skin are benign.

    The growth is like the size of a tiny tiny ball. It's not even 1/2 cm in diamater. It's quite small.

    Has anyone been in this situation before? should I worry about it? I tend to be very nervous about these kinds of things, and i'm just freaking out and starting to worry that it might be a malignant growth :(

    Any responses are really appreciated.
     
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    Worrying won't help ...... it could be just a wart . Many years ago one of my Goldens had one ..... it didn't bother him and it didn't change in size or look ugly . My Dad tied a thread around it and it dropped off in about 10 days . I wouldn't recommend it .... but it worked .
     
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    cavkingcharlesx3 wannabe raw feeder

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    anyone else have experience or advice?

    thank you so much.

    the bump just really worries me right now :(
     
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    We did eyelid tumor removal surgeries all the time at the clinic I worked at. Just have the surgery done and then you won't have to worry;)

    Most of the time they weren't malignant, but it's always better to know for sure than to assume.
     
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    cavkingcharlesx3 wannabe raw feeder

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    oh thank you so much.
    that makes me feel so much better.
    i'm just so worried about him :( but i'm glad that most of the time they turned out not to be malignant. that's really comforting.
     

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