URL of this page: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_164635.html

Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Moles

Characteristics you should watch for
(*this news item will not be available after 07/12/2017)
By Diana Kohnle
Thursday, April 13, 2017

(HealthDay News) -- If your child's mole changes frequently or otherwise looks suspicious, it's time to see a doctor.

The American Academy of Dermatology says these warning signs shouldn't be ignored:

  • A mole that grows or changes quickly, or looks different from any other mole.
  • A mole that is dome-shaped, has an irregular border or is different colors.
  • A mole that bleeds or looks like an open sore.
  • Having 50 or more moles.
  • Having a large mole.


News stories are written and provided by HealthDay and do not reflect federal policy, the views of MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
More Health News on
Children's Health
Recent Health News

Related MedlinePlus Health Topics