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Black or Brown Ear Bump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your black or brown ear bump symptoms, including 4 causes and common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Black Or Brown Ear Bump Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

4 Possible Black Or Brown Ear Bump Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced black or brown ear bump. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Mole on the ear

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

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

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.

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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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.

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

Wart

Warts, also called common warts or verrucae, are small, rough, rounded growths on the top layer of the skin. They may appear alone or in clusters. Common warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious through direct contact. They may spread from one place on the body to another simply through touch.

Warts often first appear on the hands and fingers, especially near the nails or after any injury to the skin. This is why biting fingernails is a risk factor for warts.

Warts are benign, meaning they are not cancerous. But they can be unsightly and interfere with normal use of the hands, so treatment is often beneficial through a few different methods of removal.

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

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

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

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

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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 were most often matched with:

  • 50% Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • 50% Atypical Mole

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

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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