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I have a white spots on my lips and inside my mouth, how i know if its Fordyce spots or sexually transmitted diseases?.Thanks

I have a white spots on my lips and inside my mouth, how i know if its Fordyce spots or sexually transmitted diseases?.Thanks

Maybe: Fordyce spots/granules are found in the mouth. 82 percent of the population has these spots. However, you need to a doctor for a definitive diagnosis. They are more yellowish in color. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can Fordyce spots be found on the corners of the mouth?

Can Fordyce spots be found on the corners of the mouth?

Yes: These ectopic sebaceous glands can be found most anywhere in the mouth. Normally they are found elsewhere on the skin. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I have 2 spots that look like Fordyce on corner of mouth. Also penis irritation. Protected sex may 2nd. Kissed 2 days ago Is this possible its herepes?

I have 2 spots that look like Fordyce on corner of mouth. Also penis irritation. Protected sex may 2nd. Kissed 2 days ago Is this possible its herepes?

Get Checked: It's really hard to know until it's seen in person or on a virtual consult. Please allow someone to actually look at the lesions. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What's the cure for Fordyce spots in mouth?

What's the cure for Fordyce spots in mouth?

None: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands (oil glands) and a normal component of the skin. Some people will have the distribution of their oil glands extend onto the lips (fordyce spots) where they are more visible but still normal. "treatment" of these spots would require a surgical approach which has a potential for less than desirable results. ...Read more

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Is there anyway of getting rid of white spots on lips (developing fordyce spots), does lotion help?

Is there anyway of getting rid of white spots on lips (developing fordyce spots), does lotion help?

There is, but...: These spots are not harmful, so it is okay to leave them alone without any treatment. Unfortunately, lotions and other topical treatments have not been shown to be beneficial in making Fordyce spots go away. They can be treated surgically or with certain laser procedures; however, these carry some risk due to the nature of the treatment. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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