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Back Toe amputation on Dec. 20 2023 due to non cancerous nail base tumor or cyst.
His surgery recovery caused severe vomiting for 1 week. Fully recovered and healed well except he developed a bump on his upper lip. Getting larger in size everyday.

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The severe vomiting that occurred for a week following the toe amputation could have been a reaction to anesthesia, pain medications, or an unrelated gastrointestinal issue. Since he has fully recovered from that episode, it's important to focus on the new concern: the growing bump on his upper lip.

A bump appearing and increasing in size could have several causes. It may be a reaction to a foreign body, an abscess, a cyst, or even a benign growth. Given the recent surgery, it's also possible that this could be a localized inflammatory response or an infection secondary to the surgical procedure, even though the site of the bump is not near the amputation.

If the bump is not causing distress, you can gently clean the area with a mild antiseptic solution. However, avoid any aggressive manipulation or attempts to drain it, as this could cause further complications.

If he is eating, drinking, and behaving normally, and the bump is not rapidly growing or causing him pain, you can monitor it for a short period. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, it would be prudent to seek veterinary attention immediately:

- Rapid increase in the size of the bump.
- Changes in behavior, such as lethargy or aggression.
- Loss of appetite or difficulty eating or drinking.
- Any discharge, especially if it's pus-like or bloody.

If possible, it's best to take him to the hospital to determine his exact condition.

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