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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Skin - Colored Neck Bump

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced skin-colored neck bump. 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
  3. 3.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored groin bump, marble sized groin lump, small groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored groin bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  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
  5. 5.Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum Contagiosum is a common viral infection of the skin that usually affects young children, sexually active young adults, and patients with a weakened immune system.

    Typically resolves in 6-9 months

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, leg skin changes, skin changes on arm, head or neck skin changes, genital skin changes
    Symptoms that never occur with molluscum contagiosum:
    fever, headache
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  6. 6.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
  7. 7.Bartonella Infection (Cat - Scratch Disease)

    Cat-scratch disease is an infection with bartonella bacteria that may occur after a cat bite. In most cases, the disease is not serious.

    Depending on the necessary treatment, 1-4 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, fever, sore throat
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Skin - Colored Neck Bump

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

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Skin - Colored Neck Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced skin-colored neck bump have also experienced:

    • 9% Neck Bump
    • 5% Pain in the Back of the Neck
    • 4% Painful Neck Lump
  • People who have experienced skin-colored neck bump had symptoms persist for:

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

    • 100% 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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