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Hernia after spayed?

asked 2020-02-05 12:01:13 -0600

7 month old got spayed 9 days ago - there a small round lump under incision - no pain, and she acts completely normal, eats and poop is normal and has energy. She has thrown up a few times of bile a few mornings and vet via phone call said upset stomach - as long as she eats In the morning it doesn’t happen. She’s had a few pee a accidents, one quickly after I took her outside- could this be a hernia? She is a shiba so it has been more hard to keep her on the calm side during recovery but I thought I was doing good but maybe she messed something up on the inside?

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answered 2020-02-08 00:09:13 -0600

I’m sorry to hear your dog has not been feeling well! Yes, it is likely that she could have a minor hernia, but it is a good sign that she does not appear to be in pain at the site of the hernia, but it could also just be a small lump from inflammation & healing post-op, but it’s important to be able to distinguish between the two. Hernia’s can occur for a multitude of reasons after a dog being spayed, and could have occurred if it has been difficult for her to stay resting, or if she for some reason is not healing properly. She could have torn some internal sutures, and it is likely that it is a hernia if it is soft to the touch and/or change in shape or size. For now, as long as your dog is not vomiting after eating that is a good sign, and may be a result of nausea from either hunger in the morning or the inflammation in that region from the healing process. However, if your dog begins vomiting more and displays any other symptoms such as not eating, drooling, or shortness of breath, you will want to take your dog to the vet for a X-Ray or CT scan to determine if there is a hernia, and if so what your options are for treatment. Hope this helps & I hope your fur-baby feels better soon!

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