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    Intestinal Blockage?

    My adult male (1500 g) ball python has had a large swelling near his cloaca for the past 4-6 weeks. He's passing urine and urates without difficulty. He's passing some fecal material. He's still eating. At what point do I need to take him to the vet?

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    "Yesterday"! What if that was you?

    And it doesn't sound to me like an "intestinal blockage" since he's still defecating*, but it could be a tumor or a cyst, or other serious issue.
    (*at least, not typical constipation nor a complete blockage)

    In any case, I wouldn't ignore it as it's only likely to get worse. If your sink was stopped up, but a little water would still go down, would you wait to call a plumber until nothing went down the drain? Usually there's a better prognosis if you don't wait around.
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 10-11-2021 at 05:12 PM.
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    He needs to go to a vet NOW. If you don't already have one you can find one here: https://arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661.

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