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

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

  1. 1.Mole Present at Birth (Congenital Nevus)

    A Congenital Nevus is a mole that is present from birth. It is associated with higher risk of melanoma.

    Resolves with removal

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    existing mole, new or changing mole, mole that has been around since birth, uniformly colored mole, mole that is the same size or larger than a pencil eraser
    Symptoms that always occur with mole present at birth (congenital nevus):
    existing mole, mole that has been around since birth
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Enlarged Lymph Nodes in the Groin

    Enlarged lymph nodes occur when the node becomes larger as it fills with inflammatory cells. This often is a result of an infection but can occur without a known cause.

    Enlarged lymph nodes should go away within a week or two.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin lump, movable groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with enlarged lymph nodes in the groin:
    groin lump
    Symptoms that never occur with enlarged lymph nodes in the groin:
    fever, unintentional weight loss, hard groin lump
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  3. 3.Blackhead

    Blackheads are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged with oil & dead skin cells. When the clogged pore is open to the air, the air turns the outermost layer black through oxidation.

    Blackheads should go away within the next 3-4 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, black or brown facial bump
    Symptoms that always occur with blackhead:
    small facial lump, black or brown facial bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Groin Abscess

    A groin abscess is caused by an infection of the skin or area right under the skin. The infection is typically caused by a bacteria, which your body reacts to by creating a ball of inflammation around the bacteria.

    Cured with drainage but can often come back later unless a surgeon fully removes the lining of the abscess

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin pain, constant groin lump, lump on one side of the groin, painful lump in one side of the groin, hard groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with groin abscess:
    lump on one side of the groin, constant groin lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Melanoma

    Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole. It may be black, abnormal, or "ugly looking."

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    brown-colored skin changes, atypical features of a facial bump, black-colored skin changes, growing facial lump, large facial lump
    Symptoms that always occur with melanoma:
    atypical features of a facial bump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.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
  7. 7.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 Groin Bump

  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is the bump hard or soft?
  • Q.Can you press the bump back into your body?

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Black or Brown Groin Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 11% Vaginal Itch or Burning
    • 5% Vaginal Discharge
    • 4% Vaginal Bleeding
  • People who have experienced black or brown groin bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Week
    • 24% Over a Month
    • 16% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced black or brown groin bump were most often matched with:

    • 50% Mole Present at Birth (Congenital Nevus)
    • 33% Enlarged Lymph Nodes in the Groin
    • 16% Blackhead
  • 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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