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A female asked:

I have super tiny skin colored bumps around the inside of my vagina. they are painless and not itchy. are these fordyce spots?

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Dr. John Stephens
Dermatology 18 years experience
Sounds like it: Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands (oil glands) and can appear exactly as you describe. Probably best to just ask your obgyn if you are concerned.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: 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 penis/ scrotum (red color) that are usually 1 to 3 mm in diameter. They don’t require treatment.

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Last updated Oct 30, 2018

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