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do I have fordyce spots

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I don't know: Consider a virutal health evaluation with your physician. Fordyce spots are bumps (whitish-yellow) that may be found on outer edge of lips, on peni ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: Only way to know for sure is to get your doc to look at them.
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Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are yellow bumps along the lip that are caused by enlargment of sebaceous glands or oil glands.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Fordyce spots : are enlarged oil glands & a completely normal part of anatomy. They are bumps found on edge of lips, inside cheek (whitish/yellow), or on labia or ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Unlikely,...: Fordyce spots represent ectopic sebaceous glands, which are not related with hair-follicles and theoretically they may dysfunction to "dry out", but r ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not possible: Fordyce spots are normal skin glands, which usually become more prominent on the penis (and many other areas of the body) at your age, as part of the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Superfical oil gland: A quick google search revealed this photo on wikipedia. Fordyce spots/granules are merely sebaceous glands that are superficial--found on many differe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Fordyce's spots are actually small glands in the skin. They may wax and wane but will probably not go away without some form of treatment (such as la ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Fordyce's spots are the ectopic sebaceous glands but not related with hair follicles.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes,: These are sebaceous glands. They do not have a hair follicle associated with them, so they are less likely to get swollen or infected like other sebac ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Fordyce spots themselves would not crust unless infection or some skin disorders on top of them such as yeast infection set in. So, see Doc to check o ... Read More

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