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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Black or Brown Ear Bump

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

  1. 1.Mole on the Ear

    Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    unchanged ear bump, mild ear lump, black or brown ear bump, bump's smooth border, uniformly black/brown ear bump
    Symptoms that always occur with mole on the ear:
    unchanged ear bump, black or brown ear bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.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

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  3. 3.Atypical Mole

    Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters. Certain moles are considered "atypical" because of their size and characteristics, which require careful watching and possibly even biopsy in order to monitor for development into cancer.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    severe abdominal lump, brown-colored skin changes, moderate abdominal lump, atypical abdominal bump features, growing abdominal bump
    Symptoms that always occur with atypical mole:
    black or brown abdominal bump, atypical abdominal bump features
    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 Black or Brown Ear Bump

  • Q.Is the bump one shade of black/brown or a mix?
  • Q.Is the border of the bump round or are there jagged edges?
  • Q.Is your ear bump painful to the touch?
  • Q.Is there something on the surface of the bump?

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Black or Brown Ear Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced black or brown ear bump have also experienced:

    • 6% Lump Behind the Ear
    • 6% Pain Behind the Ear
    • 6% Ear Itch
  • People who have experienced black or brown ear bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Less Than a Day
    • 19% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced black or brown ear bump were most often matched with:

    • 50% Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • 50% Atypical Mole
  • 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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