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Q. My German Shepard has vaginal hyperplasia, how long does it last and can it kill her?

A. If the vaginal hyperplasia has been diagnosed correctly (so basically ruled out tumors and other potential diseases of the vagina), I would say absolutely not,it cannot kill her.

Vaginal hyperplasia is a proliferation of the vaginal mucosa, usually originating from the floor of the vagina near the front of the urethral opening and occurs during or just prior to the dog being “in heat;” it's a result of estrogenic stimulation. So it will disappear or reduce its volume at the end of the heat.

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

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