I will start off describing "Spaide's" habitat and hopefully get some advice on how to help her. *25 gallon tall aquarium with a metal screen lid (reptile lid with door, powder coated for smoothness). *Half liter water bowl sanitized daily. *8 watt UTH that provides avg daytime temp of 85F in the warm area, 80F in cooler area with about 8-10F drop at night. *Driftwood for climbing and silk plants for decoration and privacy. *Hide cave in the warm side, driftwood hide in the cool side. *Reptile bark and coco fiber substrate. *She readily eats pre-killed large hoppers about every 7-14 days (I breed my own mice). *Offered food in a separate 8 gallon converted rubbermaid with screen sides and top for viewing/ventillation. Now for the dilemma: She has swollen areas on her sides from about halfway down her body to her cloaca. Close inspection of her scales reveal 'wrinkles' or crease marks, perhaps from coiling up in certain ways because she is thick bodied. This may not be related to her current condition. It almost looks like lumps! I have never encountered anything like this and have owned herps for about 15 years. I checked in her cage to see if anything matches her 'injury' in shape and have ruled out the lid unless she got stuck between the top ridge of the aquarium frame, and lid. I question whether she could have gotten stuck between some driftwood and the substrate and worked her way out leaving some swollen areas... My last thought is that she may have contracted some kind of illness but my research has failed to provide me with any useful information. I inspected her cloaca and found there was some clotted blood and wiped it off. There does not appear to be any bruising in that area, but internal damage could be possible in the swollen areas. I have refrained from feeding her since last week when I noticed the problem. She is still active in her regular routine and is almost more handleable than usual. I am looking for a vet in the area to get X-rays to see if there is internal damage. Her spine looks fine with no swelling above or below on the belly. The 'lumps' are only on the sides, grouped together, in elongated swelling. I hope that I have been clear in what I am trying to describe... In the meantime I will remove the bark and replace it with coco fiber and leave her alone. I want to get her to the vet before trying to feed her again. Any advice or experiences?