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Your Black or Brown Upper Leg Bump May Also be Known as:
Black bump on quad
Black bump on thigh
Black bump on upper leg
Black lump on quad
Black lump on thigh
Black lump on upper leg
Black mass on quad
Black mass on thigh
Black mass on upper leg
Black quad bump

Top 3 Black or Brown Upper Leg 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
    Top Symptoms:
    small upper leg lump, black or brown upper leg bump
    Symptoms that always occur with blackhead:
    black or brown upper leg bump, small upper leg lump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Upper Leg Mole

    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:
    unchanged upper leg bump, black or brown upper leg bump, bump's smooth border, uniformly colored upper leg bump, small upper leg lump
    Symptoms that always occur with upper leg mole:
    unchanged upper leg bump, black or brown upper leg 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 upper leg bump, painful thigh lump, small upper leg lump, marble sized upper leg lump, upper leg itch
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Black or Brown Upper Leg Bump

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is there something coming out of the bump?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Is the border of the bump round or are there jagged edges?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our black or brown upper leg bump symptom checker.

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Black or Brown Upper Leg Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced black or brown upper leg bump have also experienced:

    • 12% Pink or Red Upper Leg Bump
    • 12% Coughing Up Green or Yellow Phlegm
    • 12% Sticky Eyelids in the Morning
  • People who have experienced black or brown upper leg bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced black or brown upper leg bump were most often matched with:

    • 33% Upper Leg Mole
    • 13% Blackhead

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