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    Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    This is really gross, half of my leo's penis (the right half) is sticking out and totally dried up! Ack! The other one seems fine. What can I do?






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    Re: Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    Uhhhh vet!!
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    Re: Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    Vet,.... NOW!
    The dried up tissue can go necrotic, sending toxins into the geckos body and killing it!
    Merlin,
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    Re: Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    Okay, what is the vet supposed to do? Like, cut it off? Ahguhh. Why did this happen?

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    Re: Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    I'm fairly certain the vet will remove it! With it stuck like that it's only going to cause serious problems for the gecko!

    Prolapses can be caused from different reasons, sometimes from over excitement in mating season..I'm pretty sure it can also be caused by impactions? Anyone, please correct me if I'm wrong!
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    Re: Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    i know that in tegus impaction can cause a prolapse, you can put a little vasaline on it until you can get to the vet!

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    Re: Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    The vet will suture off the dried tissue and cut it off so it doesn't spread. Are you sure it was a penis and not something else? Vet visit is necessary right away no matter what! This happened to my leopard gecko too. Straining too much to defecate is one possible cause as is too little calcium in the diet. Talk with your vet to find the underlying cause or this could happen again.
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    Re: Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    And if it makes you feel any better they have two of them!
    Merlin,
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    Re: Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    Wow! A warm bath in a sugar water water solution and prodigious amounts of anti-biotic ointment may have just done the trick!! I still have the appointment with a vet tomorrow, but I think he may be alright now.

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    Re: Help Male Leo with a Prolapsed Hemi-penis

    Hi
    Hope everything turns out for the good, and good luck at the vet!
    Michele

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