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Your Yellow or White Ankle Bump May Also be Known as:
White ankle lump
White ankle pimple
White bump on ankle
White bump on shin
White mass on ankle
White mass on shin
White pimple on ankle
White pimple on shin
White shin bump

Top 3 Yellow or White Ankle Bump Causes

  1. 1.Whitehead

    Whiteheads are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged with oil & dead skin cells. When the clogged pore is closed to the air by a layer of skin cells, the oil/dead skin cells remains white (as opposed to a blackhead).

    Though large whiteheads can be removed by a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications/treatments. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    yellow or white ankle bump, mild ankle lump
    Symptoms that always occur with whitehead:
    mild ankle lump, yellow or white ankle bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  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").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    severe ankle lump, painful ankle lump, moderate ankle lump, pink or red ankle bump, yellow or white ankle bump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.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.

    You should head to the nearest ER by car since your infection seems like it might be spreading. It is likely that you will be prescribed antibiotics. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after the inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow or White Ankle Bump

  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is the bump?
  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is there something on the surface of the bump?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our yellow or white ankle bump symptom checker.

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Yellow or White Ankle Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced yellow or white ankle bump have also experienced:

    • 100% Yellow or White Lower Leg Bump
  • People who have experienced yellow or white ankle bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced yellow or white ankle bump were most often matched with:

    • 33% Skin Abscess
    • 16% Whitehead
  • 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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