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3 Potential Black or Brown Neck 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 neck lump, black or brown neck bump
    Symptoms that always occur with blackhead:
    small neck lump, black or brown neck bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.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.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    marble-size neck lump, atypical neck bump features, brown-colored skin changes, growing neck lump, large neck lump
    Symptoms that always occur with atypical mole:
    black or brown neck bump, atypical neck bump features
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Neck 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:
    neck bump unchanging in size, small neck lump, black or brown neck bump, black or brown neck bump with a smooth border
    Symptoms that always occur with neck mole:
    black or brown neck bump, neck bump unchanging in size
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Black or Brown Neck Bump

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Do you have a sore throat?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

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Black or Brown Neck Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 50% Severe Fatigue
    • 50% Lower Back Pain
  • People who have experienced black or brown neck bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Less Than a Week
    • 31% Over a Month
    • 16% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced black or brown neck bump were most often matched with:

    • 21% Blackhead
    • 14% Atypical Mole
    • 14% Neck Mole
  • 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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