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Welcome to Just Answer. We are an online advice service. You are through to Dr Coles. I am a UK based vet. I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your hamster.
Also, please note that we experts are not employees of Just Answer, but independent here. As such, we are not aware of when you posted your question and I apologize if there has been a delay. I will get back to you as soon as I can, there can be a delay (especially with time difference) however I will respond to you. Can you tell me a little more about what is going on?
Is your hamster eating ok? What is going on with his faeces?
OK thats good. So you don't think there are any problems now? Has she been passing normal faeces since?
OK thats good. Usually blood will appear quite obviously in the faeces, like streaks of fresh red blood.
I thought you said the poo was not reddish but brown?
Larger more wet faeces can be diarrhoea, in hamsters they can get an upset gastrointestinal tract as a result of a few different things - such as bacterial infection, change in diet, too much intake of sugary treats, etc.
Do you think the blood may be coming from her vagina rather than bottom?
OK, there are a few things which could be going on. I would be more suspicious of blood coming from the vagina/uterus, or bladder. It is possible it could be from the rectum too. Hamsters are prone to a problem where they get infection in the uterus (pyometra) which can cause a bloody discharge. They can also get cystitis. I would recommend having her examined by your vet as soon as possible so we can determine where the blood has come from.
Yes there is, antibiotics and anti inflammatories can be given. These need to be prescribed by a vet however who has examined her, and are not something you can get over the counter.
It depends on your location in the UK - vet consults can range from £30-70 for a first opinion consult.
Fingers crossed she is ok.