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What is the difference between your sebaceous glands and Fordyce spots?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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