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Black or Brown Butt Bump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your black or brown butt bump symptoms, including 6 causes and common questions.

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6 Possible Black Or Brown Butt Bump Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced black or brown butt bump. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Mole

Benign skin growths, such as moles, are very common and virtually everyone has some form of them. "Benign" means the growth is not cancerous. Some of these growths have genetic origins, and for some, the cause is not clear.

These skin growths may appear as flat "stains" in the skin or as raised clusters made up of tiny blo...

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.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: small facial lump, black or brown facial bump

Symptoms that always occur with blackhead: small facial lump, black or brown facial bump

Urgency: Self-treatment

Atypical mole

Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters. Certain moles are considered "atypical" because of their size and characteristics, which require careful watching and possibly even biopsy in order to monitor for development into cancer.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: severe abdominal lump, brown-colored skin changes, moderate abdominal lump, atypical abdominal bump features, growing abdominal bump

Symptoms that always occur with atypical mole: black or brown abdominal bump, atypical abdominal bump features

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Dermatofibroma

A dermatofibroma is a common skin growth that usually appears on the lower legs, but may appear anywhere on the body. These growths are benign (noncancerous). Dermatofibromas are most common in adults and are rarely found in children.

Symptoms include a hard, raised growth that is red, pink, ...

Skin abscess

A skin abscess is a large pocket of pus that has formed just beneath the skin. It is caused by bacteria getting under the skin, usually through a small cut or scratch, and beginning to multiply. The body fights the invasion with white blood cells, which kill some of the infected tissue but form pus within the cavity that remains.

Symptoms include a large, red, swollen, painful lump of pus anywhere on the body beneath the skin. There may be fever, chills, and body aches from the infection.

If not treated, there is the risk of an abscess enlarging, spreading, and causing serious illness.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination.

A small abscess may heal on its own, through the body's immune system. But some will need to be drained or lanced in a medical provider's office so that the pus can be cleaned out. Antibiotics are usually prescribed.

Keeping the skin clean, and using only clean clothes and towels, will help to make sure that the abscess does not recur.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash

Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess: rash with bumps or blisters

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Wart

Warts, also called common warts or verrucae, are small, rough, rounded growths on the top layer of the skin. They may appear alone or in clusters. Common warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious through direct contact. They may spread from one place on the body to another simply through touch.

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Black Or Brown Butt Bump

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Is the bump a single shade of black/brown or a mix?
  • Is the border of the bump round or are there jagged edges?
  • Is the bump painful to touch?
  • Any fever today or during the last week?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Black Or Brown Butt Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced black or brown butt bump have also experienced:

  • 14% Butt Skin Changes
  • 11% Butt Bump
  • 8% Pink Or Red Butt Bump

People who have experienced black or brown butt bump were most often matched with:

  • 75% Atypical Mole
  • 25% Blackhead

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

  • 34% Less than a week
  • 29% Over a month
  • 15% Less than a day

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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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.