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Many new flat irregular moles


I am 31 years old and having a problem that is causing me some concern.

I have always had many moles but all have been round and regular.  Every year I tend to get a new mole or 2 but this year I have gotten many new moles; so many that I don't know which were there before and which are new anymore.  Also, many of the new moles are not symmetrical.  All of them are flat and none are bigger than an eraser but some are close.  5 of the new moles are in places that are not exposed to the sun.

I have been to 4 dermatologists within the last month and all of them took a look at my moles with their magnifier(the special one for moles), said wow you have allot and told me they all look OK and that I should go to see a dermatologist every 6 months.

They told me that there are a few different reasons for me to get so many moles.  

1 is that its hereditary(nobody in my family has so many but it may be a more distant relative).  

2 is skin damage from when I was a child which may be correct because when I was very young 5-10 I would get horribly burned every summer to the point where I would have blisters on my back and my shirt would stick to me.

I usually don't get worried about medical things but even though I went to 4 doctors I'm not at ease about this.

Basically, I want to know if anyone else had a situation or is having a situation where they are developing new moles that are not dangerous.  Also can someone please give me an explanation on why I would be developing these new moles.

Also, I am currently in Japan and my dermatologists have been Japanese dermatologists.  I will get checked again when I return to the US in late July but I'm feeling a bit nervous.

31 year old Caucasian male
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Also,  I want to add that one of the five doctors thought that they are age spots or "Liver spots."

Is that even possible on places where there is no sun damage?
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Your dermatologists are right that you should get these moles evaluated. If you notice changes in the mole's/mark’s color, height, size or shape, you should have a dermatologist evaluate it. You also should have it checked if it bleeds, oozes, itches, appear scaly, or become tender or painful.Otherwise it should be left as such.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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