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Moles

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
common moles "common moles", by . A common mole is a growth on the skin that develops when pigment cells (melanocytes) grow in clusters. Most adults have between 10 and 40 common moles. Another name for a mole is a nevus....

Moles are small coloured areas on the skin made up of cells called melanocytes. They commonly look like small, dark brownish places and are triggered by clusters of pigment-forming cells. Most people have 10 to 40 moles that appear throughout youth and adolescence and may change in appearance or discolor in time. Most moles are harmless. Rarely, they end up being malignant. Recognizing changes in your moles and other pigmented patches is necessary to spotting skin cancer, especially malignant cancer malignancy. Moles can develop anywhere on your body, including your scalp, underarms, under your nails, and between your toes and fingers. Many people have 10 to 40 moles. A lot of these develop by age 50. Moles might change or discolor away gradually. With hormone changes in adolescence and pregnancy, they might come to be darker and larger. Clusters of brown areas around the eyes, cheeks and nose are occasionally called flesh moles, however they are dermatoses papulosa n.., a type of seborrheic keratosis, not clusters of pigment-forming cells. Dermatoses papulosa n. are more common amongst Black women. Flesh moles do not bring a risk of cancer malignancy, however they can be dealt with if you consider them a cosmetic worry.

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