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how did I get fordyce spots

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Dr. Ernest Degidio
19 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Since Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not related with hair follicles, and painless and harmless, I would recommend to get rid of them as ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not hair-follicle-related. No drug can get rid of them and there is no need to rid them because they're h ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Really need shaving?: Fordyce's spots happen to some men and women, and are benign ectopic sebaceous glands. To ease razor-scraping the tiny bumps, soak and soften the hair ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal variant: Fordyce spots are prominent sebaceous glands on the labial skin. They are really just a normal variant and treatment is not usually recommended. There ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Neither: Fordyce spots or "pearly penile papules" tend to vary in prominence from time to time. Is used as an additive in many cosmetic products & can be u ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May be normal: Fordyce spots are consider a normal feature for many people. Therefore, one may have to consult with several urologists in order to find one who may b ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
See dermatologist: I would recommend consulting a dermatologist regarding this, as home remedies may make a benign situation worse.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: See dermatologist so to decide if it is necessary or worthwhile to take the risks for their removal with procedures, usually nowadays with laser. Note ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Do nothing or...: I would not recommend any rx. But, if mentally obsessed for cosmetic appearance, skilful application of laser or electro-cautery would be the choice ... Read More
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