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Q. New moles are appearing in my palms. Is it melanoma?

Answered by
Dr. Kakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 29, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am a 24-year-old male. For the last six years, new black moles have been appearing in my palms. It is not creating issues like itching, pain, etc. I just want to know whether it a symptom of melanoma.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to prevent patient identity).

These are benign nevi - acquired melanocytic nevi (AMNs). They are not a sign of melanoma. AMNs may increase in number during the first three decades and it is a normal phenomenon.

Generally, people who have a higher sun exposure over the years have higher numbers of AMNs.

Regards.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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