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4 Potential Black or Brown Facial 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:
    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
  2. 2.Benign Skin Growth on the Face

    Seborrheic keratosis is a condition that causes wart-like growths on the skin. The growths are benign (not-cancerous) and look like stuck-on plaques.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    facial bump, small facial lump, marble sized facial lump, black or brown facial bump, thickened skin with a well-defined border
    Symptoms that always occur with benign skin growth on the face:
    facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with benign skin growth on the face:
    cherry red facial bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  3. 3.Facial Mole

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

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    facial bump unchanging in size, small facial lump, black or brown facial bump, uniformly black/brown face bump, facial bump's smooth border
    Symptoms that always occur with facial mole:
    black or brown facial bump, facial bump unchanging in size
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.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:
    small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, face itch, skin-colored facial bump, painful facial bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Black or Brown Facial Bump

  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Is the border of the bump round or are there jagged edges?
  • Q.Besides calluses or warts, do you have an area of thickened skin?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Black or Brown Facial Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 11% Facial Bump
    • 5% Scalp Bump
    • 5% Neck Bump
  • People who have experienced black or brown facial bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Less Than a Day
    • 21% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced black or brown facial bump were most often matched with:

    • 32% Benign Skin Growth on the Face
    • 20% Facial Mole
    • 15% Blackhead
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