Fordyce Spots

Fordyce spots are clusters of enlarged oil glands known as sebaceous glands that appear as raised bumps. They are harmless and appear over the borders of the lip, insides of the cheek, shaft of the penis, scrotum or labia in females. Treatment may be necessary only for cosmetic purposes.

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I have Fordyce spots in penis and corners of mouth. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I have Fordyce spots on my private areas and on the corners of my upper lip. Can you give me a cure? My problem has remained consistent since the last seven to eight years. It does not pain or itches or none of such problems. I just feel upset whenever I loo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands. It is a normal variant, harmless. I totally understand your frustration. Unfortunately, this condition has limited treatment options and cure is difficult to assure. Co2 (carbon dioxide) laser is one option, it removes the spot but t...  Read Full »

How do keratosis pilaris on penis look like?

Query: Hello doctor, I have spots all over my body, prominently on the back of my arms and chest. I have a habit of picking them and white stuff comes out when I do. They are also all over my scrotum and the sides of my shaft (penis). They appear to be where hairs are, but my dermatologist ruled out folli...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send photographs of the lesion as I am unable to get your problem. If you cannot pop it out, then probably they are not folliculitis. Revert back with the photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

There is a recent bout of Fordyce on lips, scrotum and penile shaft. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had HPV warts 25 years ago. A recent bout with Fordyce on lips and a large amount on the scrotum and penile shaft. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. In my opinion, Fordyce spots are non-infectious lesions and are not sexually transmitted diseases. These are painless spots which occur in the area of sebaceous glands. It has no corelation with your previous HPV infection. Usually, it ...  Read Full »

Can Fordyce spots be seen inside the cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have multiple small yellowish dots inside my cheeks and lips. Please tell me what are these.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I require a detailed description from your end. Your problem description is incomplete. Please mention when it started. Is there pain or burning sensation? Do you smoke or drink? Please give a little more input, so that I can help you better. Revert back with the det...  Read Full »

How do Fordyce spots look under the foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small group of white bumps under the foreskin on the bottom of my penis. They are not painful and they do not itch. Are they Fordyce spots?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fordyce spots usually do not occur at that site, as they are ectopic sebaceous glands. They are most commonly found over normal skin covering the penis especially undersurface. The two possibilities are tyson gland and skin tag. Tyson gland: the site and look t...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for Fordyce's spots on private parts?

Query: Hi doctor,I have Fordyce spots on my private parts, could you please recommend some treatment for it? Tried Vitamin A but did not help.   Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send good quality image and revert back so that first diagnosis can be made. Fordyce spots are basically prominent sebaceous glands. There is no treatment required for same because they are natural glands. Few people have prominent glands others do not. But if on...  Read Full »

Can fordyce spots cause pricking sensation in genitals?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a pricking sensation (worsens if I am walking) in my genitals, and very infrequently in my armpits. No itching, only either pricky feeling or like a cut when touched. The dermatologist could not see any infection but another doctor told that it is Fordyce. This has been f...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see the follicular prominences (the tiny raised bumps around hair) on scrotal skin. They look more like Fordyce spots which usually do not itch. But itching can be due to secondary xe...  Read Full »

What does my HSV report suggest?

Query: Hi doctor,My HSV 1+2 IgM serum 0.5 and IgG serum 20.8 through CLIA. I am going to get married soon. I do not want my partner to get infected. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. IgM negative and IgG positive indicates that you have immunity against HSV (herpes simplex infection) and you do not have any active infection. You can get married without any tension. All the best. For further information consult a venereologist online --> https://www...  Read Full »

I have Fordyce spots on the edge of my lips. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male. Fordyce spots with white yellow bumps occur on the edge of my lips.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fordyce spots can be cauterized for cosmetic reason. If left untreated there is no harm. Topical applications will not help resolve. For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Can a single genital wart exist unchanged for over 10 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure why I never bothered to ask these questions before now, but I suppose it is better late than never. I have what appears to be a single genital wart just below the head. I have had it since I was 16 years old. I went through five years in the military with this without an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A single wart cannot exist for such a long time. There has to be an increase in the number. Are you sure it is a genital wart? Were you diagnosed by a dermatologist? Clinical photographs would have helped. For more information consult a dermatologist online ...  Read Full »

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