My 6 year old neutered male has recently begun bleeding from his penis. He had a urethral prolapse as a puppy that was tacked.
When I first saw the blood a week and a half ago, I immediately took him to my vet. After an examination and urinalysis, we thought he had a bad infection. There was no sign of a prolapse, but she did say that the end was swollen and bruised looking and had an irregular growth that she thought may be scar tissue from the prolapse surgery. She prescribed Clavamox and the bleeding stopped immediately. Unfortunately, the bleeding came back this past weekend. So I took him back to the vet for another urinalysis, xrays and examination. She then sent me to a specialist for further examination and ultrasound because she now feared that the growth on the end of his penis could be cancer. The specialist examined him and recommended a urethral scope because she didn't agree with my vet about the growth eventhough my vet told her that she saw blood coming from the growth and when she applied epinephrine to it the bleeding stopped. The specialist said she needed to do the urethral scope, ultrasound and biopsy the growth to be able to properly diagnose the problem, which she was concerned may be cancer. Needless to say, my head was spinning because he has shown no signs of pain, discomfort, loss of apetite or desire to play. I asked the specialist why the Clavamox stopped the bleeding and she said that this still could be a bad infection. She explained that antibiotics need to be taken for 2 weeks to properly take care of an infection, especially a bad one. So we decided to try Cipro for a week and see how he responds. Initially, the bleeding stopped, just like on the clavamox, but returned a little worse after 3 days. Now we've noticed that every time he gets excited(happy to see a visitor, we get home from work or it's time to eat), he bleeds.
So the reason for my post is to see if anyone else has had a problem like this with their Bulldog. I am scheduled to see the specialist tomorrow and am not sure what to do. I think a biopsy of the growth is needed for sure, but I'm not sure what else to do. He had his prolapse surgery before I got him while he was with his breeder, so I don't know what he looked like before and after surgery. I'm really wondering if this isn't another prolapse. I am so afraid that it could be cancer.
Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.