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A 35-year-old male asked:

I have plenty of what's called fordyce spots only around my penis's shaft. do they affect my erection strength? how to get rid of them?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No effect on erectio: Are they Fordyce spots or are they pearly penile papules? Either way they are harmless and best ignored.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No effect or: erections. 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.
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Last updated Oct 30, 2018

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