Blood Filled Cyst in Cat Ear
by Nasreen Ashkanani
Cat Ear Blood Filled Cysts
My cat has developed some skin bumps or cysts that are blood filled. The look like mites however they are not, they are more like hemorrhages.
I have taken her to a doctor, who mentioned that it could be cancerous tumors. He has cleaned her ear and in the process pressed against some of those cysts which led to their bleeding. He has prescribed some cat ear drops and a skin care powder to be used twice daily for a few days. If no progress then they would take a biopsy.
Actually I am very very concerned and would like to ask for a second opinion.
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I think your veterinarian’s approach is right on track. It is possible that something simple like trauma or an infection is responsible for the blood-filled cysts in your cat’s ear. If that is the case, the hope is that with the medications that were prescribed and a little time, they would clear up and no longer be a concern.
If, however, they do not go away, you certainly do want to find out what they are, and the best way to do this is with a biopsy.
Best of luck,
Jennifer Coates, DVM