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Post by chiroptera Mon 11 Jan 2021, 3:56 am

I had Pronto out and happened to see that it looks like his genital area might be swollen? However, he's my first hairless mouse and I'm not entirely sure if it's actually injured or if it just looks different because of not having fur. It definitely looks different than usual, but I'm struggling to tell if I should be concerned, or if it just looks different but nothing's wrong.

He doesn't appear to be in any pain, and he is able to urinate and defecate. There's no blood or anything, it just looks swollen/different than usual. I searched images of penile prolapse and it doesn't look like the pictures that I was able to find, although I recognize that it is possibly just a less severe case than those that have been posted.

Nothing about his diet or enclosure has changed recently, though I did give all the mice some edible oyster mushroom and eggs, but they're edible to humans and aside from a single scientific article that seemed to be using a concentrated form of a specific chemical found in the mushrooms, everything I searched says that they should be edible to rodents as well.

I've messaged my breeder with pictures asking for her opinion, and if necessary I'll call a vet to see if I can get an appointment for him.

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Post by River Mon 11 Jan 2021, 5:37 pm

The genital area itself looks normal to me, but the lower tummy right above it does look a little swollen. Is that the area you're thinking of?
I have not noticed this on my hairless.

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Post by chiroptera Tue 12 Jan 2021, 1:46 am

@River Thank you for your input!

Both the actual genitals and that area right above it looks a bit swollen to me. Though I'm wondering if the genital swelling might just be that he's retracted his testicles, which I've never seen him do before? My boy Pumpkin did that frequently, instead of letting it all "hang loose," but he had fur which might have obscured it a bit.

I'm going to keep a close eye on him for now and see if anything changes. I'm definitely also open to other opinions if anyone else has seen something similar.

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