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Fordyce spots spreading/swelling? Is a foul smelling discharge normal when swollen ones sometimes squeezed?

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Dr. James Lin
Urology

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Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands, which have no external connection like those with hear follicles.
Therefore, they are unlikely to have infection. If infected, they are more likely the sebaceous glands of hair follicles, leading to foul odor due to infection like acne. Nonetheless, seek an evaluation with a direct look at and counseling.

In brief: Here are some...

Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands, which have no external connection like those with hear follicles.
Therefore, they are unlikely to have infection. If infected, they are more likely the sebaceous glands of hair follicles, leading to foul odor due to infection like acne. Nonetheless, seek an evaluation with a direct look at and counseling.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Fordyce spots

Odors are usual sign of bacteria, as is discharge and may be infection.
Would follow up with urgent care/ doc today as may need antibiotics.

In brief: Fordyce spots

Odors are usual sign of bacteria, as is discharge and may be infection.
Would follow up with urgent care/ doc today as may need antibiotics.
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