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3 Potential Black or Brown Ankle Bump Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Blackhead

    Blackheads are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged with oil & dead skin cells. When the clogged pore is open to the air, the air turns the outermost layer black through oxidation.

    Blackheads should go away within the next 3-4 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    mild ankle lump, black or brown ankle bump
    Symptoms that always occur with blackhead:
    mild ankle lump, black or brown ankle bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Mole on the Ankle

    Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    unchanged ankle bump, black or brown ankle bump, bump's smooth border, uniformly black/brown ankle bump, mild ankle lump
    Symptoms that always occur with mole on the ankle:
    unchanged ankle bump, black or brown ankle bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  3. 3.Dermatofibroma

    Dermatofibroma (superficial benign fibrous histiocytoma) is a common cutaneous nodule of unknown etiology that occurs more often in women. Dermatofibroma frequently develops on the extremities (mostly the lower legs) and is usually asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness can be present

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored ankle bump, painful ankle lump, ankle itch, mild ankle lump, moderate ankle lump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Black or Brown Ankle Bump

  • Q.Is the border of the bump round or are there jagged edges?
  • Q.Is the bump a single shade of black/brown or a mix?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Do you purposely tan (using sun, tanning beds, or UV rays)?

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Black or Brown Ankle Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced black or brown ankle bump have also experienced:

    • 22% Shin Pain
    • 11% Ankle Pain
    • 11% Ankle Itch
  • People who have experienced black or brown ankle bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced black or brown ankle bump were most often matched with:

    • 43% Mole on the Ankle
    • 9% Blackhead
    • 7% Dermatofibroma
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