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Doctor insights on: White Fordyce Spots Pubic Area

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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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Can fordyce spots spread, get larger or contain a discharge if squeezed (vaginal area)? They itch and discharge smells foul but not vaginal discharge

Can fordyce spots spread, get larger or contain a discharge if squeezed (vaginal area)? They itch and discharge smells foul but not vaginal discharge

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are benign sebaceous glands. They contain a white, yellow material that can be expressed if the gland is open. They should not be causing itching or vaginal odor. The white material that can be squeezed out has an unpleasant scent. See an gynecologist to confirm the diagnosis and to make sure nothing else is going on ...Read more

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Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Partly: It varies. Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous(sweat)glands that are a normal variant. They appear as rice sized tiny papules raised above the surface of the skin. Typically they are very numerous on the scrotum and vulva and less so on the penile shaft. When few in number they can be confused with HPV or warts. You can see pictures of all 3 conditions by going to Google Images. ...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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Fordyce spots contagious?

Fordyce spots contagious?

No: Fordyce spots look like tiny, painless spots or bumps that appear on the scrotal skin, the shaft of the penis, the female labia, or the inner surface of the lips of the face. They are not due to any disease or illness, nor are they contagious. ...Read more

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Can epiduo help cure fordyce spots?

Can epiduo help cure fordyce spots?

Here are some...: Since Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands which have no connection with outside like those of hair follicles and Epiduo is for mild to moderate acne with mediocre effect. Therefore, topical agent would not rid Fordyce spots as wished; instead, they stay forever and require no Rx if mentally sound with them. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more

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Does sun exposure spread Fordyce spots?

Does sun exposure spread Fordyce spots?

Here are some ...: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, sunlight would not grow their size, but of course, as expected, the overlying skin may darken leading to potential deceptive look, which you may like them. So, no effect and no harm from Fordyce's spots. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling preferably from dermatologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Does Fordyce spots be removed with laser?

Does Fordyce spots be removed with laser?

Yes, it can be ...: Yes, they can be removed with laser vaporization, but it's largely unnecessary. Oftentimes, such procedure for fordyce is merely to serve political correctness with no practical medical merits. So, talk with doc so to finalize a decision... ...Read more

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Can i still have babies if I have Fordyce spots?

Can i still have babies if I have Fordyce spots?

Definitely: Fordyce spots are normal sebaceous glands that occur on mucosal surfaces, including mouth and genitals. They are not infectious or dangerous and will not have any impact on fertility. ...Read more