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What do female fordyce spots look like

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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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: They are ectopic sebaceous glands (not related with hair follicles) and appear as small lighter-than-skin papules of widely variable size, number, an ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
They will resolve: Although Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands which are in "the wrong place" (not in hair follicles), they are not associated with any disease or illnes ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: The likelihood for Fordyce spots to get infected like pimples is extremely low since they are ectopic - not hair-follicle-related sebaceous glands. O ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Sebaceous glands: Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous(sweat)glands that are a normal variant. They appear as rice sized tiny papules raised above the surface of the ski ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot diagnose: Without the ability to examine these after obtaining a full history, it would be foolish to try and predict what these might be. See your doctor or p ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get tested: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatmen ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Wrong question: Are they Fordyce spots or something else? Are they infections? Folliculitis? Milia? Mild irritation? If they bother you and persist you may wish to se ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Unprotected?: If you have been engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse- get checked for STDs. Time to consider BOTH BC ( pills, spermicidal jelly , foam or vagin ... Read More
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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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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

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