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A 24-year-old male asked:

I've fordyce spots on penis shaft. they are rapidly spreading all over the shaft even on penis head (gland). what could i do to get rid from them?

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Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Angiokeratomas: Angiokeratomas of Fordyce appear as deep blue small bumps on the genital skin. They bleed easily as they are dilated blood vessels. They are harmless and usually do not require treatment. They can be frozen, burned or lasered off if need be. Before that occurs, make sure the diagnosis is confirmed by a urologist.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Fordyce spots : are simply enlarged oil glands & a completely normal part of anatomy. They are bumps found on penis/ scrotum (red color) that are usually 1 to 3 mm in diameter. If these are spreading rapidly - I don't know what is causing it. Get it checked out.
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I have bumps on my penis head, i think Fordyce spot for long time now, when i masturbate or sex, they get red for a whilr is that normal?
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Match pictures: These may be sebaceous glands / fordyce's, or if they're in a row around the glans, they may be pearly papules. Neither is anything to worry about.
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How do I get rid of those annoying Fordyce spots on my penis? Like they're small and white and they don't hurt or itch but they're annoying
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Thoughts? Could proactive help get rid of Fordyce spots on the base of my penis?
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Nope: Won't do anything to help, but laser therapy is often effective, .
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Last updated Mar 16, 2021

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