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Black or Brown Ankle Bump Checker

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Your Black or Brown Ankle Bump May Also be Known as:
Black ankle bump
Black ankle bumps
Black ankle lump
Black ankle mass
Black bump on ankle
Black bump on lower leg
Black bump on shin
Black lower leg bump
Black lower leg bumps
Black lower leg lump

Top 3 Black or Brown Ankle Bump Causes

  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.

    Though large blackheads can be removed by a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications/treatments. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    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.

    If you have many moles that you are worried about, you can go see your primary care doctor to follow the moles. However, treatment is only considered if a new mole develops or changes.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    black or brown ankle bump, unchanged ankle bump, uniformly black/brown ankle bump, bump's smooth border
    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

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Black or Brown Ankle Bump

  • Q.What is your natural skin color?
  • Q.Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with skin cancer?
  • Q.Do you purposely tan (using sun, tanning beds, or UV rays)?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?

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Black or Brown Ankle Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced black or brown ankle bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced black or brown ankle bump were most often matched with:

    • 100% Mole on the Ankle

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