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Your Pink or Red Hip Bump May Also be Known as:
Pink bump on hip
Pink bump on pelvis
Pink bump on side
Pink hip bump
Pink hip lump
Pink mass on hip
Pink mass on pelvis
Pink mass on side
Pink pelvis bump
Pink pelvis lump

Top 4 Pink or Red Hip 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 hip bump, painful hip lump, marble sized hip lump, small hip lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red hip 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 hip lump, large hip lump, marble sized hip lump, pink or red hip bump, purulent hip mass
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.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 hip bump, painful hip lump, marble sized hip lump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red hip bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  4. 4.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 hip bump, painful hip lump, small hip lump, marble sized hip lump
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red hip bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pink or Red Hip Bump

  • Q.How long have you had this bump?
  • Q.Is your hip bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Is there fluid coming out of the bump?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our pink or red hip bump symptom checker.

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Pink or Red Hip Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 25% Unintentional Weight Loss
    • 25% Dry Skin
    • 25% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced pink or red hip bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Over a Month
    • 29% Less Than a Week
    • 13% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pink or red hip bump were most often matched with:

    • 50% Pimple
    • 33% Skin Abscess
    • 16% Severe Skin Abscess
  • 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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