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Doctor insights on: Fordyce Spots On Upper Lip

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I definitely have Fordyce spots on upper lip but recently discovered a painless, raised red bump by itself. I have been sexually active. Any thoughts?

I definitely have Fordyce spots on upper lip but recently discovered a painless, raised red bump by itself. I have been sexually active. Any thoughts?

See a dermatologist: Fordyce spots are harmless & usually visible only when you stretch the skin tight. A red bump may be acne. Is there a blister, ulcer, or scab? If it persists more than a few days you need to present to a specialist who is able to identify it.

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What is the difference of appearance between Fordyce spots on the upper lip and herpes on upper lip.

Pain: The biggest difference would be pain. Herpes in the oral cavity hurts, usually quite severely. Fordyce granules are always there and do not cause a problem. Herpes lesion develop from previous normal lining of the mouth. Frost e granules are always there.

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Difference between Fordyce spots and lip cancer for upper lip?

Difference between Fordyce spots and lip cancer for upper lip?

Big difference: Fordyce spots (or granules) are natural findings in the oral cavity. Lip cancer looks vastly different. Your oral surgeon should have a look.

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Anyway to easily cure Fordyce spots or stop them from spreading? I only got them for two days and it's spreading fast on upper lip

Anyway to easily cure Fordyce spots or stop them from spreading? I only got them for two days and it's spreading fast on upper lip

Fordyce spots: Vaporising laser treatments such as co2 laser or electro desiccation are used with some success in treatinf this condition for cosmetic concerns, despite the fact that most doctors consider this a normal conditionl and advise against treatment. Success varies per patient, but some have found relief from pulsed dye lasers. Recommend just leaving them alone.

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I have white dots on my upper lip. I believe they are Fordyce spots. It appears it's becoming more and more apparent. How to remove reduce or prevent?

I have white dots on my upper lip. I believe they are Fordyce spots. It appears it's becoming more and more apparent. How to remove reduce or prevent?

You Givin' Me Lip?: Maybe you're right. Or maybe they're something else. But in either case you should be examined by a good dermatologist. If they are Fordyce spots and they bother you for cosmetic reasons, they can be removed by microsurgery or laser. So get yourself to either a dermatologist or plastic surgeon and let them have a look.

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This morning, I noticed a few tiny white spots on my upper lip. They don't itch or hurt. I don't smoke or chew tobacco. Could it be fordyce spots?

This morning, I noticed a few tiny white spots on my upper lip. They don't itch or hurt. I don't smoke or chew tobacco. Could it be fordyce spots?

Give details: Are the spots on the vermilion border, the red part of the lip? Do they become visible mostly when you stretch the skin and look very close? Then they are Fordyce spots.

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Fordyce spots, vaginal discharge, tiny whitish spots in corners of mouth that travel up sides of upper lip.

Not related.: Fordyce spots and vaginal discharge are not related. Fordyce spots are glands that are visible on the lips. Not related to infection. There are several causes for vaginal discharge which are often infection related.

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I found white spots on my upper lip and went to doc who said Fordyce spots by just looking at them. Any chance could be lip cancer?

I found white spots on my upper lip and went to doc who said Fordyce spots by just looking at them. Any chance could be lip cancer?

Not at all: The appearance and distribution is characteristic. You are young (18 Y.O.), probably do not have any aggravating factors like tobacco use, so I would not worry and trust the clinician.

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How can I get rid of Fordyce spots on lips?

Here are some...: See dermatologist so to decide if it is necessary or worthwhile to take the risks for their removal with procedures, usually nowadays with laser. Note: Fordyce spots are merely ectopic sebaceous glands with no practical need for ridding them.

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What is the best way to get rid of Fordyce spots on lips?

Do nothing or...: I would not recommend any rx. But, if mentally obsessed for cosmetic appearance, skilful application of laser or electro-cautery would be the choice of care although topical agents and cryotherapy have been used. For detail, ask the treating doc timely.

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What r fordyce spots??? How can they b treated when they r on the lip??? R they harmful?? How common r they????

What r fordyce spots??? How can they b treated when they r on the lip??? R they harmful?? How common r they????

Fordyce spots: Are small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may be present on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, as well as the inner surface of the lips of the face. Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous glands, and are present in most indviduals. They are a natural occurrence and are not associated with any disease or illness. No treatment is necessary.

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If I kept my lips dry n don't apply chapstick. By doing that I think there won't b excess oil... Will fordyce spots fade away??

Here are some. ..: Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, which are not hair follicle-related and not affected by applying anything on the lips but obscuring their appearance. Of course, these spots will persist forever. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling timely. Best wishes...

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Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands that are present in most individuals. They a are seen on the genitals and/or in the mouth as small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, and on the inner surfaceand vermilion border of the lips of the face. Herpes is very different with shallow ulcers.

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Can others see Fordyce spots on lips?

Can others see Fordyce spots on lips?

"See" them?: If you can see them, I suppose it's reasonable to assume that others can as well. Most, however, aren't really going to look that closely.

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Hello. I have Fordyce spots on my lips. I don't know how to ride from them. I really hate them. Please help me?

See dermatology.: Fordyce spots are normal, so there is no medical reason to get rid of them. If you feel they look bad, or just "really hate them", then it would be a cosmetic problem, that insurance would be unlikely to pay for. In any case, see a dermatologist who might help reassure you that they are fine, or might help you remove them, using surgery, chemicals, laser, freezing, etc.

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What causes fordyce spots on lips? Excessive chapstick?? Can dey b future problem?? What's best to do?? N will they ever go away on their own??

What causes fordyce spots on lips? Excessive chapstick?? Can dey b future problem?? What's best to do?? N will they ever go away on their own??

Cause not known: Fordyce spots on lips are enlarged sebaceous glands. We do not know what causes then but it is certainly not chapstick. They eventually go away on their own.

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