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My son has this pin point size, maybe slightly bigger mole

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My son has this pin point size, maybe slightly bigger mole on his back. He has 3 total. Haven't changed in size or color. Does this look fairly normal?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

Yes, they look normal.

I would keep an eye on them every few months or so just to make sure it does not change in size, color, texture or shape.

Other than that, there's nothing to worry about it.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is it normal for a child to start getting these kind of miles?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Moles
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

It can be, especially if his parents have had them or if he's spent time in the sun.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
to both. My husband has some. My father has a ton and were Italian and olive skin but do see the sun a lot. Does this mean he is prone to bad moles?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Most likely, they are genetic and if parents and grandparents had them.

Do a scan every 3-4 months or so, take pictures of the ones you are concerned about and monitor them.

If you notice any changes, he can always get a biopsy done.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have moles and I go to the derm and any I have had removed, we're all normal.
Are you saying he is prone to having "bad" cancerous moles? Are they common in childhood?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

He is prone to moles, but not necessarily bad ones.

Moles are common in childhood.

Bad moles are not.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok. So as long as they stay normal looking...it is ok that he gets them!?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Yes

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok. And this is on his scalp. And has been with no change. does this look normal?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 11 months ago.

Yes it does

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 10 months ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with today?