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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Yellow or White Ankle Bump

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

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

  1. 1.Dermatofibroma

    Dermatofibroma (superficial benign fibrous histiocytoma) is a common cutaneous nodule of unknown etiology that occurs more often in women. Dermatofibroma frequently develops on the extremities (mostly the lower legs) and is usually asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness can be present

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, face itch, skin-colored facial bump, painful facial bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.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).

    Whiteheads should go away within the next 3-4 days

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

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  3. 3.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"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored armpit bump, marble sized armpit lump, small armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow or White Ankle Bump

  • Q.Is there something on the surface of the bump?
  • Q.Has anyone in your family had cancer?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Do you purposely tan (using sun, tanning beds, or UV rays)?

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Yellow or White Ankle Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 33% Pain in One Ankle
    • 33% Feeling Itchy or Tingling All Over
    • 33% Yellow or White Lower Leg Bump
  • People who have experienced yellow or white ankle bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Week
    • 15% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced yellow or white ankle bump were most often matched with:

    • 80% Skin Abscess
    • 20% 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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