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New Moles at 50

Hi - I am 50 and earlier year a new mole appeared on my abdomen. It is very slightly raised, light brown and symetrical - it is less than the size of a pencil eraser.. I had the doc check it out last month and he said it was fine and nothing to worry about. Last week I notice a spot - about 5 inches above the new mole - which seems to be developing in to another mole.. Should I be concerned about growing new moles at my age?? Should I seek advice of my doc / a dermatologist to reassure me about the first - and the new emerging mole?

Thank you!
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
It is not an uncommon phenomenon to moles to appear and they can appear at any age group. However keep an eye on the moles. Melanomas are usually >6 mm in size, with irregular borders ,asymmetrical and dark in color.

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.

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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