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Your Pink or Red Butt Bump May Also be Known as:
Pink ass bump
Pink ass lump
Pink ass mass
Pink behind bump
Pink behind lump
Pink behind mass
Pink bump on ass
Pink bump on behind
Pink bump on butt
Pink bump on buttocks

Top 7 Pink or Red Butt Bump Causes

  1. 1.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    Though some cases of acne prompt patients to visit a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red butt bump, small butt lump, painful butt lump, marble sized butt lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red butt bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  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").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful butt lump, pink or red butt bump, marble sized butt lump, large butt lump, yellow or white butt bump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes is caused by a common viral infection that is sexually transmitted. The virus can lay dormant for months after exposure, causing itching and rash on the inner thighs or genitals. Some people carry the virus, but have no symptoms for their entire lives.

    You should visit a doctor while the rash is present, because symptoms can come and go. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, the doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, muscle aches, fever, penis pain, groin lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes is caused by a common viral infection that is sexually transmitted. The virus can lay dormant for months after exposure, causing itching and rash on the inner thighs or genitals. Some people carry the virus, but have no symptoms for their entire lives.

    You should visit a doctor while the rash is present, because symptoms can come and go. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, the doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, muscle aches, vaginal itch or burning, vaginal pain, fever
    Symptoms that always occur with genital herpes:
    painful vaginal ulcer
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Severe 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"). If the infection begins to spread, urgent treatment is required.

    You should head to the nearest ER by car since your infection seems like it might be spreading. It is likely that you will be prescribed antibiotics. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after the inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, pink or red butt bump, painful butt lump, marble sized butt lump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red butt bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  6. 6.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    Boils typically drain by themselves. You can help by putting a warm compress (be careful not to burn yourself). If things don't get better, go see a doctor who might drain it for you.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red butt bump, small butt lump, painful butt lump, marble sized butt lump
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red butt bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  7. 7.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:
    butt itch, small butt lump, painful butt lump, pink or red butt bump, skin-colored butt bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pink or Red Butt Bump

  • Q.Is your bump getting bigger?
  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is the bump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is the bump cherry red?

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Pink or Red Butt Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pink or red butt bump have also experienced:

    • 11% White / Gray Vaginal Discharge
    • 11% Vaginal Itch or Burning
    • 11% Vulvovaginal Redness
  • People who have experienced pink or red butt bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 45% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 11% One to Two Weeks
  • People who have experienced pink or red butt bump were most often matched with:

    • 33% Pimple
    • 26% Skin Abscess

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