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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Hard Back Mass

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced hard back mass. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored armpit bump, marble sized armpit lump, small armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    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

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  3. 3.Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    facial skin changes, pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painless facial bump, growing facial lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious. Thus, warts on the face are often spread there by the hands, and vice versa.

    78% go away in 2 years

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, painless facial bump, skin-colored facial bump, scaly facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with wart:
    headache
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hard Back Mass

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

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Hard Back Mass Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hard back mass have also experienced:

    • 15% Lower Back Pain
    • 12% Back Pain
    • 8% Back Bump
  • People who have experienced hard back mass had symptoms persist for:

    • 49% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 11% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced hard back mass were most often matched with:

    • 57% Skin Abscess
    • 42% Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • 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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