Swollen sack between.legs

Sharper22

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My 22 year old umbrella cockatoo has a squishy sack between her legs. I palpated it and is fluid like. No pain. She eats well and is acting normal.anyone know what this is? I'm sure it's not always been there.
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Are you certain the sex is female, can you describe precise location and/or upload pics? Potentially a lipoma, ie "fatty tumor" or cyst. An avian vet is best venue for precise diagnosis and potential treatment.
 
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Definitely female. Below the breast and pretty much between the legs. It's shaped like a small chicken egg. So it goes breast lump then vent.
 

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If that pliable my guess is cyst. What's the time frame from discovery to present, has it grown? Warm to the touch or body temperature? I'd lean towards avian vet check to be safe.
 
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2 weeks.....size is the same and is not hot to the touch so I would say body temperature. She did have a bout of diarrhea for a few days and was lethargic. But she has normal stool now and is her usual crazy self. If it's a cyst is that expensive to get treated.
 

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Honestly, with three disparate symptoms it is time for avian vet check. Hard to know if related or coincidence.

Cysts can reabsorb or be removed via needle aspiration depending on size and vet's advice. Lipomas aks "fatty tumors" a bit more complex. If benign and inconsequential, might take no action and monitor. Large lipomas can be surgically removed.
 

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Thanks for your advice

My pleasure! None of us are vets or techs but are happy to pass along experiential advice. Good luck, hope your bird remains safe and healthy!
 

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I found out that fatty tumours/lipomas are benign until they're not. Our local well-meaning vet told us they were 'inconsequential' so we ignored them. Our wonderful old galah, Dominic, died of testicular cancer which had originated in the lipomas between his legs and around his vent. Don't ignore them: have them checked out.
 

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I found out that fatty tumours/lipomas are benign until they're not. Our local well-meaning vet told us they were 'inconsequential' so we ignored them. Our wonderful old galah, Dominic, died of testicular cancer which had originated in the lipomas between his legs and around his vent. Don't ignore them: have them checked out.


Agreed. I would most definitely get the bird to an avian vet and then make sure you are going often for check-ups. 1x yearly is standard in the US (with additional visits when symptoms present)
 

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