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Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
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
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
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
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are tiny yellowish or white papules on lips and genitals. They are ectopic (out of normal place) but normal in structure oil glands. The ... Read More
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