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What is fordyce spots

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Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 38 years experience
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are yellow bumps along the lip that are caused by enlargment of sebaceous glands or oil glands.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are completely normal large oil glands. They can be treated by some destructive modality such as freezing or burning but there is no re... 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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Licker
Urology 49 years experience
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are very common and they are not dangerous. You should not worry about this.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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
Dentistry 32 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
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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Dr. Ernest Degidio
Family Medicine 20 years experience
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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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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