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Is it normal to get a new mole everyday?

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Hello, I'm a 20 year old male and I noticed the last few days I always spot a new mole, they are not bigger than 5 mm apart from one that I have from birth which is asymetrical and has on the edges 2 darker points some of the moles are dark, some are just normal,they dont itch or hurt apart from that I dont spend time under sun and I'm not extremely pale. should I be worried? Is it normal to get a new mole everyday?


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replied August 10th, 2016
Acne and Skin Disorders Answer A58337
Welcome to e health forum.

Moles are a common type of growth on the skin.

They often appear as small, dark brown spots and are caused by clusters of pigmented cells. Moles generally appear during childhood and adolescence. Most people have 10 to 45 moles, almost all of which appear before age 40. Some moles may fade or disappear as you age.

Most moles are harmless. Rarely, they become cancerous.

You should not be overly worried about your moles. But you should know to monitor changes in the moles (increase in size, onset of itching, change in color or any other symptoms in the mole). Presence of such signs can be indicative of cancerous change in the moles, and early detection and treatment can help cure the condition. If missed and undetected, advanced melanoma is incurable and lethal.

Consult a dermatologist if you have more concerns or doubts.


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