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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Pink or Red Back Bump

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

  1. 1.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.

    5-10 days

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump, constant skin changes
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    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"), 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.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.

    The severity of the acne dictates treatment-type and duration. With proper treatment, acne should resolve in weeks to months. In some cases, acne is a long-term condition.

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

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  4. 4.Hemangioma (a Common, Benign Skin Change)

    A hemangioma is a birthmark that most often appears as a bright red, rubbery nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. It is sometimes called a "strawberry mark," and it grows within the first year of life.

    Will recede over time, and usually no trace is left by age 10.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    growing armpit lump, cherry red armpit bump, shrinking armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with hemangioma (a common, benign skin change):
    cherry red armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  5. 5.Cherry Angioma

    A cherry angioma is a noncancerous (benign) skin growth made up of blood vessels.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    small armpit lump, constant armpit lump, cherry red armpit bump
    Symptoms that always occur with cherry angioma:
    small armpit lump, cherry red armpit bump, constant armpit lump
    Symptoms that never occur with cherry angioma:
    painful armpit lump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  6. 6.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.

    92-96% resolve with treatment within 7-10 days

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, painful neck lump, marble-size neck lump, pink or red neck bump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red neck bump, red bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pink or Red Back Bump

  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Is the bump cherry red?
  • Q.Is there fluid coming out of the bump?
  • Q.What is your body mass?

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Pink or Red Back Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 16% Back Pain
    • 13% Back Bump
    • 10% Lower Back Pain
  • People who have experienced pink or red back bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 49% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 11% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pink or red back bump were most often matched with:

    • 66% Skin Abscess
    • 16% Boil (Furuncle)
    • 16% Pimple
  • 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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