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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Fordyce Spots

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Can the acidic nature of the vagina cause it to itch when moist? (In the area of fordyce spots) Or is that normally thrush related?

Can the acidic nature of the vagina cause it to itch when moist? (In the area of fordyce spots) Or is that normally thrush related?

Not likely: the normal flora in the vagina maintains a relatively acidic environment. Yeast and other bacteria can disrupt that and cause overgrowth of organisms that cause itching, foul odor, discharge and /or pain. See your GYN if symptoms persist for treatment Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

Are Fordyce spots and pearly penis papules caused by masturbation?

Fordyce Spots: Medical experts believe that these tiny bumps are caused by sebum, which is the skin's natural oil. This natural oil is trapped in the sebaceous glands that do not have hair. In normal cases, sebaceous glands open up into hair follicles and the natural oil is secreted through the airshaft. However, sometimes there is no hair and thus no way to discharge this natural body oil. ...Read more

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What is Fordyce spots?

What is Fordyce spots?

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are yellow bumps along the lip that are caused by enlargment of sebaceous glands or oil glands. ...Read more

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Do Fordyce spots dry out?

Do Fordyce spots dry out?

Unlikely,...: Fordyce spots represent ectopic sebaceous glands, which are not related with hair-follicles and theoretically they may dysfunction to "dry out", but rare and will still leave a mark. If bothered by their look, seek evaluation for their significance to you. Generally speaking, these lesions require no treatment. ...Read more

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Beat way to remove Fordyce spots?

Beat way to remove Fordyce spots?

At least 3 options: Here is a site that lists 3 options for removal: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/256918.php?page=2 Often when multiple therapeutic choices exist, none are perfect and sometimes none are very good at all. On the lips, I'd start with the least invasive or least likely to scar= pulsed laser. On the penis, effectiveness on first treatment may be preferred=micro punch. ...Read more

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What do female Fordyce spots look like?

What do female Fordyce spots look like?

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 different surfaces. Very common, ectopically, in the mouth. They are normal and benign. ...Read more

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Do?The Fordyce spots go away after time?

Do?The Fordyce spots go away after time?

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 laser). ...Read more

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Explain thoroughly why are Fordyce spots?

Explain thoroughly why are Fordyce spots?

Here are some ...: Fordyce's spots are the ectopic sebaceous glands but not related with hair follicles. ...Read more