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Its not summer yet and I haven't been outside. I keep getting these small dark brown/black dots and spots all over my body. Are they new moles?
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Dr. Hanford Brace
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In brief: Yes
As we age many of us get spots as you describe.
They are likely harmless but you should be checked by your pcp to be sure. Sun with the uv rays cause pigmentation to brown us up. Those uv rays can play havoc with moles. Moles that are new or existing can be transformed into malignancy so any mole changing character need immediate exam by your pcp and maybey referral.

In brief: Yes
As we age many of us get spots as you describe.
They are likely harmless but you should be checked by your pcp to be sure. Sun with the uv rays cause pigmentation to brown us up. Those uv rays can play havoc with moles. Moles that are new or existing can be transformed into malignancy so any mole changing character need immediate exam by your pcp and maybey referral.
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Dr. Deborah Wong
Remember, risk factors for the worst skin cancer--melanoma(can be lethal&can begin w/moles not even in sun exposed areas)are more than 2 blistering sunburns in ur lifetime, multiple moles (nevi) on your body, family history of melanoma,&moles near the genital area.do whole body skin checks monthly just as u do ur breast or testicular self exams monthly&always ask ur dr.2ck.all ur skin @ yrly exam
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