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Moles are usually a harmless collection of pigmented cells called melanocytes on your skin which appear alone or in multiples.

Moles are also called nevi, while a single mole is a nevus. Most are present on the torso, but can also be commonly found on your arms, face and legs.

Moles can be found in more obscure location as well including on your scalp, under your nails, in your armpits and around your genitals.

Most of us have between 10 and 40 moles on our bodies. The number of moles you have may constantly change. New moles may appear up through your mid-adult years, but most appear by age 20 and some moles disappear with advancing age.

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