Can newborns get moles?

Can pregnancy make moles grow?

Hormonal changes can lead to existing moles becoming darker or growing in size and these are usually harmless. New areas of pigmentation may occur, and these may or may not disappear once the baby is born. Common areas for change include the face, breasts, thighs and armpits.

Are moles with black dots cancerous?

Melanomas can be tiny black dots that are no bigger than a pen tip. Any new or existing moles that stand out from the rest in color, shape, or size, should be looked at by a physician.

How are babies born with melanoma?

The presence of melanoma at birth (congenital melanoma) as a result of passage of the tumor from the mother to the infant through the placenta. The presence of a giant mole (giant congenital nevus) Diagnosis of a rare disorder called xeroderma pigmentosum.

Why does my child have so many moles?

Moles tend to run in families. If you have moles, your child might get some moles too. Children with light skin are more likely to have numerous moles than dark-skinned people. Sunlight exposure can increase your chance of developing moles, particularly when exposure happens during childhood and teenage years.

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