Black or Brown Groin Bump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your black or brown groin bump symptoms, including 7 causes and common questions.

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  1. 7 Possible Black Or Brown Groin Bump Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

7 Possible Black Or Brown Groin Bump Causes

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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

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."

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

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.

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Black Or Brown Groin Bump

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

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

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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 were most often matched with:

  • 50% Mole Present At Birth (Congenital Nevus)
  • 33% Enlarged Lymph Nodes In The Groin
  • 16% Blackhead

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

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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