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How Can You Unclog Sebaceous Glands On The Labia Minora
I definitely have prominent sebaceous glands all over vulva. Is it likely that I have herpes theres too or are the bumps part of gland problem?
Is it likely that herpes would form a line along the inner labia or could the bumps just be blocked sebaceous glands? No pain unless touched.
I have bumps on my labia minora on both sides. They don't hurt at all and are flesh colored. They look like glands do in med diagrams. Is it normal?
Swelling from labia minora has gone down and I'm fine but out of curiosity why are the glands on my labia minora swollen?
Hundreds of small, firm sebaceous cysts inside labia minora, normal? read here from a doctor that labia minora is "supposed to have sebaceous cysts"
Had spot on labia minora asked for biopsy scared it was vin from hpv biopsy says sebaceous hyperplasia benign does that rule out vin ?
No VIN: Benign Sebaceous Hyperplasia is not VIN. Its just a little thickening of the sebaceous glands. Its not cancerous or pre-cancerous. You can read a lot more here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1059368-overview Best wishes! ...Read more
I have a pea sized red bump with a yellow centre on my inner labia minora. pimple or sebaceous cyst? it popped but the yellow centre came back.
Cyst?: A recurrent lesion like this, if in the same spot each time, suggests a cyst, e.g. a blocked sebaceous or mucus gland. (You seem to ve aware of this possibility, since you selected 3 different kinds of cyst among your topic tags.) Best to see a doctor; minor surgery (opening it to drain, perhaps cautery) probably would prevent future recurrences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. Sweat glands are small tubular structures of the skin that produce sweat. They are usually used for cooling purposes. There are two main types of sweat glands: Eccrine and apocrine ...Read more
Yes: The apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpit. These can become infected. When infected a pustule or boil forms which is red, painful, and may eventually drain. Further evaluation is appropriate with frequent infections in the armpit as some conditions, such as hydradenitis suppurativa may cause this and can respond to certain treatments. ...Read more
Perhaps?: Sebaceous glands are present to provide oil to the skin. They are there because that is the way we are made. Occasionally we can have the plug up & cause a cyst to form. It is best to leave these alone. An skin/soft tissue infection in the genital area can be very serious. They may be unsightly but they are sterile. If you prefer removal, see a urologist, dermatologist or surgeon & b careful! ...Read more
Treatment options...: If you are a woman, hormonal intervention may help. Possibilities include oral contraceptives or a pill called spironolactone. If there is a lot of acne, Isotretinoin (accutane) can help. A laser-like treatment called "photodynamic therapy" can damage the oil glands and decrease oil production. Botox is now being used to decrease oilyness, but its expensive. ...Read more
What does that mean?: Most often this is a euphemism for "acne". If that's the disease, treat it scientifically and aggressively -- it's a very serious personal and professional liability. Overacetive sebaceous glands" is a "pop" diagnosis for everything from acne to rosacea to staph abscesses to the bumps of sebaceous hyperplasia. Sites using the term tend to offer subscientific "natural" remedies. ...Read more
No: It can be uncomfortable at times and embarrassing at times. You should apply very warm (not hot) compresses for 3-4 minutes at a time for about 5 times per day to see if it goes away. If still persistent and symptomatic after 3-4 days of this, then see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more
FORDYCE SPOTS: Fordyce spots, tiny benign (non-cancerous), raised, painless bumps can occur over the lips and occasionally the genital areas. They are small sebacous cyst-like areas. From your question, there is no difference in the terminology. Fordyce spots are synonymous with tiny sebaceous cysts. Not to worry. ...Read more