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A 27-year-old female asked:

I am 27 years old and i realized that i got a few new moles. a few on my arm, one on my stomach and one on my leg. they all look normal looking, all flat and small in size. should i be concern with this ?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
See MD: See your MD and have a baseline evaluation. My recommendation is to take a picture of the birthmarks and have the photo as a baseline for future comparison.
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Moles: The Moles may not truly be NEW. You may now be cognizant of their presence. Observe colour shape any other changes. See your dermatologist for a scrape biopsy if you are overly concerned.
Dr. Derek Skinner
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Nevi: Always monitor any new skin lesion. Also if you have large amounts of sun exposure or family history of skin cancer you need to have your skin checked regularly. If they are becoming larger or the borders change or become darker you need to see your doctor. Always follow the ABCD's: asymmetry, borders, color, diameter. Hope this helps.
Last updated Nov 25, 2017


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