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A 39-year-old female asked:

i am 22 weeks pregnant and woke up with white pimples on my upper lip- i have never had a cold sore before so is this a pregnancy symptom?

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Dr. David Barrere
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
No: Doesn't sound like anything related to pregnancy. Are these "pimples" painful? If they seem more sensitive than a pimple, then it could be a cold sore.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Fordyce Spots: Fordyce spots on the lips or mouth take the form of small (around 1–2mm in diameter) yellow-white spots in the oral area – on and near the lips and around the mouth. Fordyce spots appear on the lips when ectopic sebaceous glands become too full with oil or pus, resulting in the appearance of yellow or white spots, most commonly at the border of the lips - known as sebaceous hyperplasia.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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