doe has lump near nipple and is producing milk

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poiema

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hello :) my velveteen lop doe has a small lump near one of her nipples. i noticed it tonight and when i looked at it, the hair was a little matted right by the nipple. when i squeezed the lump, the nipple produced milk. there is a possibility that she is pregnant, but she would only be around 10 days pregnant, unless she was pregnant when i got her which i doubt (then she would be at least 32 days pregnant). if she is 10 days pregnant, should she be producing milk?? could this be a false pregnancy? what should i do?
 

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The vet will need to take a look. Mammary cancer presents with these signs, but may just be an infected gland.
 

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the lump feels like a fatty cyst, kind of. and, she is only 6 months old. could she still have mammary cancer that young?
 

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The greater the age, the higher the incidence of cancer,however young rabbits can also have mammary cancer. There are many types of tumors/growths, so a vet would need to take a sample to give you an accurate diagnosis.
 
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