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    Default Misdiagnosis. What a scare.

    3 weeks ago I noticed a small balding spot on my bulls back. He was taken to his family doctor and put on antibiotics, assuming it was a hot spot...a few days went by and nothing was clearing up, the only change was that his spot was growing and multiplying. Frantically I took him to an animal hospital, where they shaved the area, scraped and did an aspiration. The results came back still as unknown. Mentions of a tumor or "skin cancer" were in the line now.. Our last resort was a Dermatologist who already had gotten our bull (Douglas) report and was certain it was lymphoma. We were even going over future treatment options such as chemo and god forbid death, pending on how bad his case was. The doctor did a biopsy of all 5 areas. I was a mess waiting for the results. Yesterday when the results came in, I was totally shocked and relieved to hear that his supposedly cancer was RINGWORM!!!!!! I posted a picture below to show how this maybe could of been confused for lymphoma, but why wasn't ringworm ruled out at first? Needless to say, I'm totally grossed out and would prefer if my dog just live in a bubble.
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    How terrible for you guys. I'm glad it turned out ok though. Poor doug.

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    Glad to hear it is something easily treatable and not cancer! All forms of cancer suck human and animal!
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    Oh my , my!! -i cannot began to imagine what you must have been going through, i never had to deal with ringworms so it was a quite a shock for me to see the pictures ,
    Wishing your baby speedy recovery x
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    With the right medication, an antifungal, [which you can get otc] it should clear up pretty fast. Be careful though as ringworm is quite contagious and can be transferred to humans. So wash your hands good after tending to the dog. I'm sure your vet told you all this anyway but thought I would mention. Happy for you guys that it was nothing more serious

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    Default Re: Misdiagnosis. What a scare.

    Oh my goodness, poor Douglas and poor you for having to go thru all this agony of figuring out what this was. But now at least you know it's not cancer and ringworm is indeed quite treatable.




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    OMG. How awful for all of you!! Thank you for sharing so others can learn!
    Sorry you had to go through all that emotional turmoil..... Ringworm, that has to be one of the worst access I have seen.
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    OMG. That must have been really scary, and worrisome, especially waiting for the test results. Poor you, and Doug. I'm glad everything turned out okay, and it's something treatable. Henny gave you great advice regarding how contagious Ringworm is, so be careful you and your family don't get it.
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    Wow! I'm so glad everything turned out alright! That must have been terrifying.


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    I don't see a picture?
    First off, thank god it's just ringworm. Can't imagine how worried you must have been.
    But I gotta ask, isn't Ringworm fairly common in dogs? Shouldn't that have been one of the first things they checked for? How does your vet, and an animal hospital miss it?? Even the dermatologist jumped to conclusions (very unprofessional).

    I'd be very annoyed at everyone who misdiagnosed, or couldn't diagnose. You should contact them and make it a point to let them know they missed the obvious!!


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    Default Re: Misdiagnosis. What a scare.

    Oh my, what a scare! Thank good it was nothing real serious, it sure looks serious!

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    Thank God it's not cancer, but that has to be the worst case if ringworm I've ever seen! I've never seen it raised like that, wow. Thank you for sharing your story, and I hope this gets better and fast!


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