Fordyce Spots Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between fordyce spots and herpes?
    I started to notice small bumps around the base of my penis and genitals. This has me very worried and at first I thought it might be herpes, but now I am leaning more toward it being fordyce spots. I have looked into both options and I personally believe my bumps look more like the pics I've seen of fordyce spots. Is their any way to tell the difference between the two symptom wise or any way to tell from the bumps themselves. Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated on this matter.

    • ANSWER:
      HERPES SOMTIMES ITCH, MORE WATERY, COME IN A BUNCH OF MANY SPOTS, BIT ACHES AND YOU CAN FEEL THEM BIT HEAVY. FIRST TIME CAN BE PAINFUL SOMTIMES.

      WHILE FORDYCE ARE VERY COMMON, THEY DONT PAIN OR ANY FEEL.

  2. QUESTION:
    What do the little spots on my penis mean?
    I'm a 17 year old uncircumcised male and ever since I can remember have had little spots on my penis. I've never been in sexual contact with anyone so I'm wondering what it could? I have no other symptoms so any advice would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe they are fordyce spots or pearly penile papules. Look up those conditions to see if it matches what you have.
      Both conditions are absolutely harmless, and fairly common, so you don't really have anything to worry about.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is this small bump on the shaft of my penis?
    I am 20 years old, and currently not sexually active. The bump on my penis is on the right side of the shaft. It is painless, and feels like a grain of rice (and is about the same size of one). It is not attached to the penis, and it is under the skin. I have no other symptoms, and am not completely worried. I'd go to the doctor when the lump either becomes infected, grows, or remains for extended amounts of time. If possible, how can I get rid of this thing?

    • ANSWER:
      Pearly penile papules are raised bumps of somewhat paler color around the base of the glans and are normal.

      Fordyce's spots are small, raised, yellowish-white spots 1–2 mm in diameter that may appear on the penis.

      Sebaceous prominences are raised bumps similar to Fordyce's spots on the shaft of the penis, located at the sebaceous glands and are normal.

      HOWEVERRRR, if it looks like a white head (zit), you should pop it, its just an ingrown hair

  4. QUESTION:
    What should you do if you have genital warts?
    Signs, symptoms, what causes it, how does it look like, and what if it bleeds

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts pictures
      Please click on the image you would like to view

      Genital warts on the vaginaGenital warts on the penisThese pictures are intended to give information for educational purposes and are not a replacement for medical diagnosis. If you are worried you might have an STD it is essential to seek medical advice, even if your symptoms do not look like these pictures. See more STD pictures
      If symptoms do appear then the infected person may notice pinkish/white small lumps or larger cauliflower-shaped lumps on the genital area. Genital warts can appear on or around the penis, the scrotum, the thighs or the anus. In women genital warts can develop around the vulva or inside the vagina and on the cervix. If a woman has warts on her cervix, this may cause slight bleeding or, very rarely, an unusual coloured vaginal discharge. Warts may occur singly or in groups. The warts may itch, but they are usually painless. Sometimes genital warts can be difficult to spot. In severe cases, it is possible for genital warts to spread from the genitals to the area around the anus, even if anal intercourse has not occurred.

      Occasionally, people can confuse skin problems caused by other STDs (such as genital herpes, syphilis or molluscum) with genital warts. Other people may become very worried because they mistake perfectly normal and non-infectious lumps and bumps for genital warts. Conditions that may be confused with genital warts include:

      Pearly penile papules - small white or skin-coloured bumps that, when numerous, appear in a ring around the edge of the head of the penis. More rarely, similar papules may be found on the vulva.
      Angiokeratomas - bright red or purple spots that look a little like blood blisters.
      Sebaceous glands (also known as 'Fordyce spots') - hard white, yellowish or skin-coloured little bumps that may be found all over the skin of the penis and scrotum in men, and the vulva in women. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which keeps the skin healthy.
      Pimples or spots - caused by blocked sebaceous glands. Pimples and spots can form just as easily around the genital area as they do on the face, and may become sore and inflamed in a similar way.

  5. QUESTION:
    Random symptoms that I would like help to figure out. what are they?
    Well the first problem began about a few years ago. I noticed when I would use the bathroom to take a number 2, there would be blood sometimes. Though it would happen in a few day period and then go away. It still happens and now I feel a slight pain that lasts only a second or two randomly in the anus. Not fun.

    The second is my testicles. They don't hurt but they have a weird tingly feeling in them. And one of them seems bigger than the other though It's possible I just never noticed before as I don't tend to pay attention to most stuff about myself, or at least not till lately. At first I thought I had a urinary track infection so I had some meds from my dad and the symptoms of feeling like I had to pee all the time went away. Though I still feel slight pains around the bladder and areas right above the hips.

    The last is I have these little tiny white, almost flesh colored bumps on my testicles. I've looked it up and so far think it's possibly "Fordyce's spot". Though these have puss when squeezed hard enough. I don't know if Fordyces spots have the same symptoms and don't know if they go away with time or what not. Don't want my gf thinking I have some kind of std or something that she could get.

    I'm 22 so I'm still young and hope that they are nothing serious, maybe go away with some type of home remedies or something. I have no money for a doctor visit, no insurance. I will eventually go to the free clinic but I would like to know earlier so I can rest my head.

    • ANSWER:
      My son sometimes has a sudden random pain in his anus, particularly last thing at night when he's settling down for sleep. If the wife was awake I'd ask her what the name of this is as it is recognized problem, although the doctor basically said "it happens, but shouldn't keep going for a long period - a couple of months and then it will just go away.

      I also have small white bumps on my testicles that can give up pus if squeezed. That's because they are spots / zits. This area can get sweaty and needs all the care that you would lavish on your face if you had an outbreak there!

  6. QUESTION:
    I think i have a penis problem, can you diagnose from my symptoms?
    I am 15. My penis is about 1.5 inch and 3.5 irect. I have small bumps on my penis and a brown line going up one side. I have a tight forskin and when i cum it comes in small quantites and doesnt go very far.

    • ANSWER:
      1. small bumsp are prob. fordyces spots (normal)
      2. the line is probably your penile raphe or "seam" (normal)
      3. tight foreskin (not normal) but i can be fixed by masturbating in the shower and pulling back more and more gradually everyday so it stretches and with time it will go back (be aptient and do that daily) remember to wash and dry the head

  7. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend has bumps on his penis, what could it be besides sdt?
    Have doctors appointment tomorrow. I have no symptoms, he has no kind of discharge or pain. I'm pretty sure he hasn't cheated. What could it be? Ate male yeast infections common?

    • ANSWER:
      Yep = male yeast problems are common
      usually caught from girls
      especially if circumcised.

      Doesn't cause bumps thougfh

      Could be boils, pimples

      but most likely Fordyce's spots
      these are not STD, not infectious
      most men have them.

      +

  8. QUESTION:
    I have little bumps on my vagina what could it be?
    I have little bumps(their not red or white or anything, their just there) around not like right there but more like in the area of injection area of my vagina, but I just shave so it could be razor bumps, but I always shave and this never happen before. And yes I am sexually active. They also hurt a little when I touch them is that okay?

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce spots. Very, very common and normal. You can put that term in a search engine and get photos to confirm I am on the right track. This will likely result in graphic pictures, so be aware. They are a form of sebaceous glands (oil producing glands) that are present in other places on your body, but the skin is so thin at that region they can be visualized. Many men have the same bumps on the shaft of their penis or scrotum. I doubt ingrown hairs, as these would be red and at least uncomfortable/painful - with a hair follicle in the middle.

      If you are having symptoms like pain or burning with urination then this may be something more concerning like an STD, and of course you should go in to get checked out.

      Lastly just a point of clarification. Your vagina is internal. Externally your genitals are called your "vulva." It is a commonly made mistake.

      I hope this is helpful. Good luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone managed to get rid of (or reduce) fordyce spots?
    It says how you can help reduce them on the net but doesn't actually have any replies from people saying if it works or not. Thanks :)
    @Philin, yes I do think they are, as I'm pretty sure hair follicles wouldn't be present on the innest part of the labia minor.
    Thanks
    *minora

    • ANSWER:
      Ooce - How to Get Rid of Fordyce Spots
      Fordyce's spots and “sebaceous prominence,” are small, painless, pale bumps or spots 1 to 3 millimeters in diameter that may appear on the labia. They are harmless, but are a great concern for cosmetic reasons. There is currently no standard treatment for Fordyce's spots, and doctors don't recommend treatment. It is possible however, to reduce the prominence of these spots, or even get rid of them completely.
      When people first notice Fordyce's spots, they usually think that they're infected with a sexually transmitted disease or STD. On the contrary , these spots are not associated with any illness or disease, and are a natural occurrence on the body. In fact, they are estimated to be present in 70% to 80% of the population, which means they are very common. The exact cause of Fordyce's spots is unknown, although experts think that there is a genetic link. The condition isn't caused by viruses or bacteria, and also not contagious. The spots are large sebaceous glands. Usually, these spots are present at birth, but they don't become prominent until puberty.
      Doctors don't recommend treatment for Fordyce's spots because the risk of complications outweigh the perceived advantages of not having the spots. The following treatments can reduce or completely get rid of your spots:
      Tretinoin: Apply tretinoin cream or gel daily to the affected areas. This will reduce the prominence of the spots over time and prevent them from getting worse. Tretinoin cream works best when used in combination with alpha hydroxyacid agents. Tretinoin is a substance that's normally used to treat acne and keratosis pilaris or “chicken skin.”
      Isotretinoin: The spots will likely reappear when you stop treatment, so keep on applying the medication. If the spots persist, try using Isotretinoin though, has a lot of side-effects, including: headache, urinary problems, rash, eye irritation, nosebleed, intestinal problems, dry skin, muscle and joint pains, chapped lips, temporary hair thinning, poor night vision, and depression. Do not take this drug if you're pregnant because it may affect your unborn child, and may cause damage to your liver. Talk to your doctor before using this medication.
      Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) chemical peels: TCA peels are sometimes prescribed to reduce Fordyce's spots, but symptoms usually recur as soon as you stop treatment. TCA can peel deeper than other chemical peels that only cause mild skin flaking. It usually takes about a week for the skin to completely peel, and your doctor may recommend using a moisturizer during this time to hasten the peeling process. Also, make sure to use sun protection if you're using TCA on other parts of your body aside from the genitals, because skin becomes more sensitive during the peeling process.
      Laser vaporization: The prominence of the spots can be reduced through vaporising laser treatments, such as CO2 laser or electro desiccation. Laser treatments though, may have side-effects such as burning or scarring, so talk to your doctor if this treatment is best for you.

      Cryosurgery or cryotherapy: Cryosurgery uses extreme cold temperatures to destroy the spots. It is a minimally invasive procedure that often comes with minimal pain and scarring. Risks involved in this procedure include damage to nearby healthy tissue and nerves. It's normal to experience localized pain and redness after the procedure, but these can be alleviated by analgesics such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin. Blisters may also form, although these usually scab over and peel away after several days.
      Surgical diathermy or electrosurgery: Surgical diathermy involves the use of high frequency alternating current to cut or cauterize small blood vessels to stop bleeding. It causes localized tissue damage and burning, which are controlled by the frequency and power of a device called electrosurgical generator.

      Wait-and-see approach: Some people say that Fordyce's spots sometimes go away on their own, so consider just observing the symptoms for a couple of months to a year. Take note if they seem to be getting less prominent or if their numbers are decreasing. If symptoms don't go away after a long time, and if they are causing you real embarrassment, then consult your doctor for medical treatment. In addition, eat a balanced diet rich in folic acid, and vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and B complex, because these are good for your skin and promote normal metabolism.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Fordyce Spots?
    Ever since I was 12, I have had small white bumps around the base and under of my penis shaft. I am now 18 years old, and they have not gone away, nor reduced in size or quantity. However, it looks as if it may have spread ever so slightly. my problem is now that I have a girlfriend. I am a bit concerned with having sex, especially since these spots have taken over my close-personal life.

    Is there any way to get rid of them? Or perhaps, even reduce them to a minimum?

    Any help is appreciated :) Thanks :

    • ANSWER:
      Fordyce's spots are said to occur because of genetics, but the exact cause is still unknown. The typical observation would reveal small, painless white spots or nodules located on the shaft of the penis or on the scrotum. There is no treatment needed for Fordyce's spots. Another cause of small white bumps on the scrotum would be folliculitis or in lay terms, clogged hair follicles. Folliculitis can be contagious if it originates as an infection.

      See a dermatologist if you are experiencing pain, itching, fever or any other unusual symptoms.

      Clean the affected area with an antibacterial wash such as benzoyl peroxide twice daily to exfoliate dead skin cells and keep pores open.

      Apply a topical antibiotic such as terbinafine, a cream used to treat jock itch, after each cleaning to get rid of any bacteria or fungus that may be present on the skin. You can find numerous brands in your local drugstore.

  11. QUESTION:
    can Fordyce spot be located inside the labia area, and only there? What do they look like?

    • ANSWER:
      no they can be on the genitals, male and female but quite common in the mouth around the lips. They are small white bumps, they produce oils. They produce no symptoms, but if abused, they may be itchy.

  12. QUESTION:
    Small white bumps all over labia minora, normal or not?
    So I recently had a yeast infection and ever since I've had these tiny whiteish bumps all over my inner labia. They don't really itch. I took a pill my doctor prescribed me for my yeast infection and all other symptoms went away. I'm paranoid about an STD. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      They are probably just fordyce spots, which are normally there. They represent oil glands that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, and have probably been there for a while, but you only recently recognized them b/c you've been looking at the area so much lately, due to the yeast infection.

  13. QUESTION:
    White small dots usually in groups on skin you pull back from penis?
    Not syphalis prettty sure of it girl gave me oral sex didn't have se. Thkough help I'm scared hope it's normal

    • ANSWER:
      How long have you had them or did they just appear? If you've had them a while and you experience no itching/discharge/pain, etc., in the area then I would think they'd be what is called Fordyce spots - which can appear in the exact area you're describing or on the insides of a person's lips.

      Here's the wiki on it - Google the images and compare yours to them.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce's_spot

      If it looks like them to you and again if you have no other symptoms then it's probably ok. Have you had much unprotected sex in your life? If not, the that's another indication that they are most likely these spots.

      Diane :)

  14. QUESTION:
    I've had these little bumps on my penis. Not sure if they're fordyce spots or herpes. ?
    The bumps are really small, but are only felt if erect, or if you scratch them. For a visual perspective of them, they look like mini pimples or so. I've been able to squeeze little pus strings out of some of them, while the others I cannot pop. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      This does not sound like herpes at all.

      If it was herpes, it would be more like this:

      Most people infected with HSV-2 are not aware of their infection. However, if signs and symptoms occur during the first outbreak, they can be quite pronounced. The first outbreak usually occurs within two weeks after the virus is transmitted, and the sores typically heal within two to four weeks. Other signs and symptoms during the primary episode may include a second crop of sores, and flu-like symptoms, including fever and swollen glands. However, most individuals with HSV-2 infection never have sores, or they have very mild signs that they do not even notice or that they mistake for insect bites or another skin condition.

      People diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. Over time these recurrences usually decrease in frequency. It is possible that a person becomes aware of the "first episode" years after the infection is acquired.

      It should be remembered that all herpes viruses establish a latent (dormant) infection that lasts a lifetime. Boosting the immune system in order to reduce the numbers of latent virus in the system is essential to lessening the risk of outbreaks for both oral and genital herpes.

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  15. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the rash on my genitals?

    • ANSWER:
      it depends on what the rash is from, what type it is or what it looks like.

      If you are female, it could be a yeast infection, chafe, pimples, STD's like warts, herpes etc but its better to go and see a Dr and get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment

      If you are male: below is some good information to help you determine what it could be. It could be something harmless that will go away or need some cream or it could be an STI - but i recommend seeing a Dr anyways to get a proper diagnosis.

      When spots, lumps or rashes appear on the penis one of the first concerns many men have is whether they have a sexually transmitted disease. In most cases most spots are both common and harmless. It is the size, shape and color of the spot that helps to determine whether there is something to be concerned about.

      Tiny nodules beneath the skin which appear over the scrotum and the base of the shaft of the penis are normal hair follicles.

      Small pearly spots around the crown of the glans affect about 10% of all men around the ages of 20-40. These 'pearly penile papules' if diagnosed, are not infectious and require no treatment.

      Small red or purple spots on the penis can appear on the glans, shaft or scrotum and usually affect younger men. Known as Fordyce spots they may appear in one's or two's but they frequently occur in patches of up to 100. These spots come about as a result of dilated blood vessels. They can look a little unsightly but they are completely harmless. No easy way is known of removing this type of spot.

      A small-medium sized raised spot on the scrotum, sometimes filled with pus, is most likely just a spot or a boil.

      Thick red patches with a well defined edge could spell psoriasis. Psoriasis can be inherited but is rarely serious. Typically, psoriasis of the penis will be treated by a steroid cream.

      Pink-brown or skin-colored lumps with a moist surface could suggest genital warts.

      A single, round and painless ulcer of the penis or scrotum could be primary syphilis.

      A painless irregular genital ulcer could be penile cancer.

      A single, painless but foul-smelling ulcer could be the result of a tropical disease and may be a sexually transmitted disease if sexual contact has occurred in the tropics.

      Small blisters forming painful ulcers sounds like herpes simplex. This is the commonest form of genital ulceration. This is highly infectious and usually transmitted sexually. The first episode is often associated with a feverish illness.

      Small gray ulcers with a red halo could be apthous ulcers. These occur in crops and can get better by themselves. However, because they are easily confused with herpes simplex a lab test is needed to determine a proper diagnosis.

      Small raised papules often with a central depression could be molloscum contagiosum. This is a harmless and common viral disease in children most commonly spread through sexual contact in adults.

      Irritating and burning red rash could be a condition know as balanitis.

      The list above is not exhaustive. Self diagnosis of spots, lumps or rashes is not a good idea and sometimes a proper diagnosis can only be made with clinical tests. As with all genital signs and symptoms seek medical advice and practice safe sex.

  16. QUESTION:
    i have tiny flesh colorled moles on my genitals what what you consider them?
    they arent raised or anything every so often the lips of my vagina swell and itch and i do have little flesh colred moles on the lips of my vagina aswell would ths be considerd as genital warts? wat are they

    • ANSWER:
      Have you had sex before, or sexual contact in that area? If so it could be genital warts. Also some people have a condition called fordyce spots that are basically like clogged oil glands/pores. Those are sometimes mistaken for genital warts. You'd have to check with your gynecologist to find out though, I'd recommend doing that because if it is genital warts you'll need to make sure you get regular pap smears, etc to make sure you don't develop cervical cancer.
      Not sure about the swelling and itching, that may be unrelated. I don't think either condition causes those symptoms?

  17. QUESTION:
    Do I have Herpes, HPV, or Fordyce's Spots?
    im pretty sure both my parents have herpes (my dad caught it from my mom). I've done research on the internet over what i think may be Fordyces spots on my testicles and the bottom part of my penis shaft. im not sure what it is, so plz try ur best to tell me. first of all, is it possibl i caught my moms herpes at birth? i dont think i ahve Hpv, and i dont have any outbreaks. There are just white small spots that never go away. No outbreaks or declines. What do you think i have?

    • ANSWER:
      When Will the Symptoms of Herpes Appear?
      Once you have been exposed to the virus through direct skin-to-skin contact, it can take anywhere from two to 20 days before your first episode of symptoms of genital herpes will occur
      http://www.epigee.org/guide/herpes.html

      When HPV Does Produce Symptoms:
      Not all strains of HPV cause cancer. Other strains of HPV can produce genital warts, which are cauliflower-like growths that occur on and around the vagina, penis, and anus.
      http://cancer.about.com/od/hpv/p/hpvsymptoms.htm

      Fordyce's Spots

      Symptoms
      The common symptoms are-

      Shortness of breath
      Digestive Problems
      Blood Sugar Problems
      Nervous System
      Hormonal Imbalance
      A dry cough that doesn't bring up phlegm (flem), or mucus
      Wheezing
      Pain in the middle of your chest that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough (rare).

      http://www.makeupblog.org/skin-disorders/liver-spots.html

  18. QUESTION:
    I have had a pap smear for hpv and every other std test, all came back negative but the problem is getting....
    I have had a pap smear for hpv and every other std test, all came back negative but the problem is getting....
    worse
    My vagina i covered in small smooth flesh covered bumps, and now inside the vagina i see small white bumps

    Please tell me wat this could be???

    • ANSWER:
      You should ask the doctor. Just because the tests were clear doesn't mean there work is done, they should help you find out the cause. Maybe some STDs take a while to show symptoms/come up positive on tests? Or they could be Fordyce spots?

  19. QUESTION:
    Help! I have small wart-like bumps on my foreskin, though have NEVER had sexual contact on any level.?
    There are no other symptoms (irritation, pain etc) and i have had no sexual contact on any level. Also, they are located on my foreskin though none on my penis.

    What could these be and what can be used to treat them?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure the ladies mean well, but it is very unlikely that you've picked up an STD, so don't let them upset you. Take a look at this link:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce_spots

      It's a very common condition. There's not much you can do about it, and quite frankly, there's really not much reason to try.
      Let me know if this looks/sounds like what your concerned about.

  20. QUESTION:
    Fordyce spots or herpes?
    Hi, im 15 and i think i might have fordyce spots but im not sure. On my lower shaft i have little white dots that are barely visible but more upward they are alittle more bigger and visible and a little red. Thyere are also a few on the head. They dont hurt at all and when i try to pop them i cant. The only way to pop them is with a needle (which doesnt hurt at all) and they bleed a little but after they reseal theyre still there. Also im a virgin. Can someone help please????

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms you're describing do not particularly sound like herpes--this usually looks more like a rash with itchy spots that small painless white dots.

      It is possible these are Fordyce's spots. These could also be acne (you penis does have oil-producing glands) or genital warts.

      It's not possible for us or anyone to give you a diagnosis over the internet. You can ask your family doctor about this. While it might seem embarrassing to ask your doctor about this, he or she answers these kinds of questions all the time and will keep anything you tell them in confidence.

      In the meantime, I suggest you stop trying to pop or puncture these.

      Good luck to you.

  21. QUESTION:
    spots on my penis mens question pls help people?
    hi i am 14 yrs old i have spots on my penis they are not white they are skin color i have never masturbated what do i do to get rid of them i cannot tell my parents because its embarrassing PLS HELP ME PLS

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what the spots are. If they are quite small and many in number and are causing no symptoms, such as itching or irritation they are probably fordyce spots or "pearly penile pimples". The fordyce spots are most often skin color and are caused by overgrowth of sweat glands. The penile pimples are lighter in color shading toward a yellowed white. Both conditions are not serious and as long as they are causing no symptoms you are ok. For a factual discussion of both conditions and to see if the appearance of your spots are similar see the websites below.

  22. QUESTION:
    Fordcye spots can anyone help?
    okay i have loads of fordcye spots everywhere,chest,penis,eyes and i really want to get arid of them as my confidence is low due to them being there what can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Damon,
      Fordyce spots are completely harmless whether on the lips or on the genitals. They are not a sexually transmitted disease and they are not infectious. Some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may start off looking like Fordyce spots - sometimes referred to as Fordyce's Condition - on the genitals so it is essential to get a proper diagnosis from your doctor. STDs need to be treated appropriately with medication. Fordyce spots on the lips can be a cause of cosmetic concern for some patients. Electrodessication or vaporising laser treatment has been used successfully to remove spots however, laser treatment can often leave significant scarring. Sometimes a doctor will prescribe TCA chemical peels, although as soon as treatment is stopped Fordyce’s spots will return. Diathermy or liquid nitrogen freezing can also sometimes be used to remove the condition, once again, there is risk of scarring. Success varies per patient, but some have found relief from pulse Dye Lasers, a laser normally used to treat sebaceous gland hyperplasia, which is similar to Fordyce spots. Treatment with Pulse Dye Lasers is usually expensive but doesn't scar.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  23. QUESTION:
    spots on penis... please help?
    Hey guys... i have small dots on my penis...they are the same color as the part of the penis they are on... if they are on the penis head, they are the same color of it...see what i mean? well... so far i know that i have fordyce spots on the bottom of my penis. i have only masturbated... nothing else... so its not an std... could it just be plogged glands??? i am only 13... i am going through puberty... if they are on the shaft... they are the same color of it... i dont have to many...they do not have any symptoms... please help

    • ANSWER:
      pearly penile papules or fordyces spots, normal

  24. QUESTION:
    (MMS) Miracle Mineral Supplement for acne, and fordyce spots?
    http://www.miraclemineral.org/

    Has anyone heard of this before? Would it work? If not, what are some products that would help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I use it. I have acne rosacea and I was hoping it might help it. I started out slow a few drops per day and worked up. I'm sure I've killed off some pathogens in my body because I had a few detox symptoms, but I haven't gotten rid of of acne rosacea yet, but it's only been a few months since I started. Even if it doesn't help the acne per say, I will continue to take it just because I know what it does and it's sort of like health insurance for me. Especially since I don't carry any health insurance!

      You might want to look for some support on curezone.com. They have a lot of people on there talking about what they use for different conditions. Most of them are into natural healing, which, personally I think is the best way to go. Get to the root cause of any condition and don't just treat the symptom. Good luck in your search.

  25. QUESTION:
    Small bumps on my labia... fordyce bumps?
    I am currently 5 weeks pregnant. I have had these bumps on my vagina for a long time. They do not hurt, itch or bleed it doesn't hurt when I pee or have any odor or foul discharge. So I haven't really been too worried about them. I have been looking up pictures of genital warts and herpes just in case and it looks NOTHING like them. And have no symptoms of them either. But in my research I found a condition called fordyce spots. The picture I found looks exactly like the ones I have. They say they are safe and there is nothing to worry about. What do you think....? should I worry?

    Here is what it looks like:

    **WARNING: THIS IS A PICTURE OF A VAGINA, OPEN AT YOUR OWN RISK** *( and no it's not my vagina its one off of the internet)

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://dermimages.med.jhmi.edu/images/Fordyce_spots_1_060327.jpg&imgrefurl=http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm%3FImageID%3D1143470840&usg=__LowFCu_i7Ep8xSI2VMRSKyLXmC8=&h=480&w=640&sz=86&hl=en&start=0&sig2=_VwF8AyTIiAobfP6ojUIYQ&zoom=1&tbnid=sBVzHo7BsjH--M:&tbnh=134&tbnw=204&ei=Am6hTPe8E6W4nAen2oGQBA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfordyce%2Bspots%2Bon%2Bvulva%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D699%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=411&oei=Am6hTPe8E6W4nAen2oGQBA&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=69&ty=35

    Thanks for your time and help!! (please no rude comments)

    • ANSWER:
      I just have to say thank you! A few weeks back I went on the hunt to figure out what these were and never stumbled across the fordyce bumps and this is indeed what I have as well. I'm like another responder in that I never really worried about them though as I knew they weren't an STD and they've been there since I was in elementary school and my gyno never seemed worried at all. I wouldn't fret at all, but sure is nice actually knowing what they are/ the cause/ and that indeed they aren't anything bad :)

  26. QUESTION:
    I've got harmless white spots on anus?
    For about a week I've had some tiny white spots on my anus. There are no symptoms other than a little itchiness now and then. I don't think it's fordyce spots because the spots are noticeably white and raised against the pinkish skin at the opening of the anus. I'm homosexual, but I haven't had anal sex in a long time. The spots seem to have multiplied since I first noticed them. I had a routine std test about a month ago after my last sexual encounter which showed I was negative for Gonn/Clamydia/Syphilis/HIV. Could this be some sort of wart and should I see my doctor about it?

    • ANSWER:
      It appears to be harmless but probably isn't since it keeps multiplying, however its definitely not terminal and there is most likely a cure for it.

  27. QUESTION:
    Symptoms for genital warts?
    Alright, first of all, I'm a virgin 15 year old whos never had anyone or anything touch my penis for as long as I can remember. I'm clean. Lately, I've had these 3 raised bumps on my foreskin. They're like 2/3 between the shaft and the head. They're spaced apart a bit and they're like fordyce spots, only more pronounced, like an acne pimple. I'm wondering if anyone can list the symptoms for genital warts, and do I have genital warts?

    Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have something called pearly penile papules. Which they are not stds, some guys just form them. Doctors will tell you they are only a cosmetic problem. They can be removed if you like by doctors easily. Or you may have pimples or you may just have an infected follicle.

  28. QUESTION:
    spots on penis... please help?
    Hey guys... i have small dots on my penis...they are the same color as the part of the penis they are on... if they are on the penis head, they are the same color of it...see what i mean? well... so far i know that i have fordyce spots on the bottom of my penis. i have only masturbated... nothing else... so its not an std... could it just be plogged glands??? i am only 13... i am going through puberty... if they are on the shaft... they are the same color of it... i dont have to many...they do not have any symptoms... please help

    • ANSWER:
      dont worry about them they go away there not a STI

  29. QUESTION:
    STI questions, and should i shave?
    Ok, firstly, i want to know if i should shave all of my pubic hair. I currently just trim it so the hair down there is around 2 inches or so long, as if i do not, it makes my penis look smaller when theres 4 inches of hair around it. Should i shave it all or just carry on trimming?

    Secondly, i have some small spots around the crown of my penis. They do not release puss and cannot be picked off (well, you would need to pull it pretty hard, as i have tried scrubbing them a little with a sponge) and I have read that they are just fluctuated sweat glands and cannot be passed on. Ive also read that they can only be removed by laser surgery. This is the only thing i have found out about these spots and i would like to know if there are any other possiblities.
    Also, i have small spots (i believe they are fordyce spots) around the base, and some on the shaft of my penis. In the past, two of the ones on my penis have turned into what look like acne spots, and then have gone down after a few days, exactly like normal acne spots. I also get small spots like these on my arms and I would like to know if this is a symptom of any sexually transmitted infections or other disease/infection.

    I am 16 and have had no sexual contact yet, but i do not wish to be embaressed by the spots or pubic hair when the time comes.

    I would like to mainly know if there are any ways to get rid of the spots (supposedly caused by sweat glands) around the crown of my penis without going down the laser surgery road, as I believe they will be quite a put off for any future sexual partners i have.

    Any help on any of these things would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    • ANSWER:
      Im 17 & I shave my pubic hair completely.

      There is nothing wrong with shaving your pubic hair. Anybody that has a problem with that can discuss it with me.
      You could try to use the new gillet fusion razors to shave it. Put acne cream on the acne.
      I have fordyce spots there too. But I wanna get a needle & suck the stuff out.

      *Vote best answer*

  30. QUESTION:
    Do I have herpes?? I'm scared... please help!!!?
    Okay, well, I've had unprotected sex four times with my girlfriend, who has shown no symptoms of genital herpes... however, unbeknown to me at the time, she gave me oral sex whilst having a cold sore.

    A few days later, one of my fordyce spots on my penis swelled, gradually transforming into a painless, acne-type spot. I was not too concerned about this to begin, being that I would frequently obtain acne on my genitals, even prior to losing my virginity.

    After a few days of having a swollen red pimple, the area around my genitals began to itch - at first I considered it simply pubic hair irritation, but last night I noticed tiny pimples (similar to the Fordyce's spots I've had almost all of my life) on my upper inn-thighs, next to my balls in the exact area where the itching originates.

    I still have the singular painless/non-itchy red spot on my penis, and have had it for just over a week now. I have noticed another one, possibly flaring up - although again, this one does NOT itch, or hurt. Simply the area around my penis/testicles (for instance, crotch and upper inner thighs). Just today I have developed a sour throat... similar to what you'd get a cold or flu... is this related to herpes, or is it just a common cold? Please help!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Do I have herpes?? I'm scared... please help!!!?
    Okay, well, I've had unprotected sex four times with my girlfriend, who has shown no symptoms of genital herpes... however, unbeknown to me at the time, she gave me oral sex whilst having a cold sore.

    A few days later, one of my fordyce spots on my penis swelled, gradually transforming into a painless, acne-type spot. I was not too concerned about this to begin, being that I would frequently obtain acne on my genitals, even prior to losing my virginity.

    After a few days of having a swollen red pimple, the area around my genitals began to itch - at first I considered it simply pubic hair irritation, but last night I noticed tiny pimples (similar to the Fordyce's spots I've had almost all of my life) on my upper inn-thighs, next to my balls in the exact area where the itching originates.

    I still have the singular painless/non-itchy red spot on my penis, and have had it for just over a week now. I have noticed another one, possibly flaring up - although again, this one does NOT itch, or hurt. Simply the area around my penis/testicles (for instance, crotch and upper inner thighs).

    Basically, does this sound like herpes? Is it another STD? Or something else entire? Please let me know! I'm worried!!

    • ANSWER:
      Herpes produces painful blistery sores, not tiny pimples. I think you might have a dose of thrush (aka jock itch). Go and talk to your doctor.

  32. QUESTION:
    Vaginal yeast infection? Help please?
    Okay so I'm pretty sure I have a yeast infection. I'm 17 and this is my first time ever having one. I just started putting apple cider vinegar on my vagina where I saw the clumps of white stuff and it burns..but it's tolerable I guess. So I have a few questions

    1. Just making sure this is really a yeast infection. I'm not getting any cottage cheese discharge in my underwear...BUT it's stuff caked around near my vagina under the labia and it has small white balls in it. I itch a little BUT I also have no odor or anything or burning (besides when I just put the vinegar on) so is this like an early yeast infection am I catching it early? I also have irritated fordyce spots (pronounced bumps on my labia and they're what's causing the itching they itch the most)

    2. I know my mom has a yeast infection right now and we share the same shower/tub. I always leave my towel hanging on the rail in the tub and I know my mom took a bath in there maybe a week or two ago with vinegar mixes in the tub water to help her infection. (No shes not dirty lol she just usually takes showers like i do) Could she have possibly made my wash towel fall in the tub with her and some bacteria from her bath water got on it and caused this infection in the first place?

    Please help thanks so much. I'm not scared or worried I just want the itching to stop and I don't want any odors to start. I personally don't want to tell my mom I probably have a yeast infection just because I don't like talking about things like this with her..idk she may ask to see my vagina or something lol please help meee and thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, here are a few facts I found in regards to Yeast Infections. I hope this helps!

      Vaginal Yeast Infection Symptoms

      •Odorless vaginal discharge having cottage cheese like appearance
      •Vaginal itching
      •Burning sensation in vagina
      •Irritation and pain in vagina
      •Pain during intercourse

      Causes

      Clothing
      Tight and synthetic clothes hold heat, sweat and moisture in the crotch area. This heat and moisture helps yeast to multiply. Dirty underwear is also a yeast infection cause. Hence, it is necessary to wear clean underwear daily. It is also recommended that if a person needs to wear tight clothes, they should be removed once the person reaches home, in order to avoid a yeast infection. Tight clothing is one of the common yeast infection causes in women.

      Immune System
      Believe it or not, a weak immune system can also cause yeast infections. The immune system could be weak due to a number of reasons like illness, malnutrition or too much of stress. The aftermath of a weak immune system is greater multiplication of the candida bacteria causing yeast infections. Stress is said to be one of the common causes. Hence, it is vital to de-stress.

      Diabetes
      People suffering from diabetes have a greater chance of contracting fungal infection due to the high amount of sugar levels in their body. This high sugar level helps yeast to grow faster. Diabetes can be one of the chronic yeast infection causes and a cause of candidiasis in men. Maintaining strict personal hygiene is especially important for diabetic people.

      Medications
      Some people have yeast infections when they are on antibiotics. If a person suffers from an infection, it is better to consult the doctor and get alternative medications, if possible. This is more common in women than men.

      Things you can do to help heal it:

      Plain Yogurt
      Plain yogurt, i.e. unsweetened yogurt is a simple, but excellent home remedy for treating this condition. Yogurt contains the beneficial acidophilus bacteria, that can control the growth of candida albicans. Yogurt can be consumed, as well as applied topically on the affected area.

      Garlic
      Garlic is renowned for its antifungal properties. It can prove immensely helpful in treating candidiasis. Ideally, one should consume two to three cloves of garlic daily to get relief from this condition. This home remedy is also suitable for topical application. Just crush one or two cloves of garlic and apply the paste on the affected area of the skin. For vaginal yeast infection, wrap finely cut garlic cloves in a cheesecloth and insert it into the vagina keeping a part of the cheesecloth outside, so that you can remove it after 15 to 20 minutes.

      Vinegar
      Both white and apple cider vinegar can be used for relief from this condition. Vinegar can inhibit the growth of fungus and effectively cure a fungal infection. Just mix a small amount of vinegar and water, and soak the infected area of the skin in it. Keep it for about 10 to 15 minutes and repeat the process for a few days.

      Supplements
      Along with the above mentioned home remedies, you can also consider supplements to treat this condition. Probiotics or acidophilus supplements can be quite beneficial in treating yeast infections. Probiotic supplements contain numerous beneficial bacteria, which can control the proliferation of candida albicans in the body.

      buzzle

  33. QUESTION:
    I dont think I have genital herpes but...?
    Im not exactly sure. I dont show any symptoms besides bumps on my testicles. I think they might be fordyce spots, but yeah idfk. Obviously I know I can go get myself checked out, I just really dont want to put myself through that self esteem crushing situation if I dont have to. Anything will help.
    Im not exactly sure. I dont show any symptoms besides bumps on my testicles. I think they might be fordyce spots, but yeah idfk. Obviously I know I can go get myself checked out, I just really dont want to put myself through that self esteem crushing situation if I dont have to. Anything will help.
    BTW
    thanks but no sex has been had to get it. I just need to make sure I didnt get fucked over by a toilet seat or some shit.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    am i std free or doomed?
    So, i saw little bumps on my penis that look exactly like "fordyce spots and they are painless. u can only see them when I'm erected. i dont have them on the head only the shaft. first i thought they were bumps from hair. Also i get tingling sensations in both of my legs down to my toes from time to time. this has been going on for a little over a couple months. I dont know if its herpes because i never get any painful outbreaks on my penis and these bumps never really hurt. I am sexually active

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever had sex without a condom? If the answer is yes, then you could have an std.
      The only way to find out is to go and get tested.

      There is a big difference between ' sexually active ' and 'having safe sex'.

      Obviously we can't help here. Any suggestions would be silly.

      P.S. : Most stds have no symptoms at all also you don't have to get outbreaks if having genital herpes. Most of the times, the outbreak happens only once ( at about 2 weeks after the infection ), it's not noticeable and you might never get an outbreak again.

      Gluck

  35. QUESTION:
    Very small white bumps on the bottom skin of my penis. Could it be some sort of warts?
    Im 15 and never had sex. Im probably 90% sure there not fordyce spots because i have them and they dont look much like them. They are on the skin, near the tip of the penis and on the bottom. I've actually had them for ever. maybe like 4 or 5 years (Maybe even more). but i never cared much about them because there are no symptoms. It's kinda hard to see unless u stretch the skin with the bumps, then you can see them better. I plan to go to the doctors to get them checked in the future but im kinda nervous and want to hear some answers before going. I heard some warts naturally go away on there own but my bumps are still there. I have compared pictures on the internet, but i dont think they look like what i have. And yes they are very small, they are bit bigger than pencil dot on a piece of paper.

    • ANSWER:
      YOU MOST LIKELY ARE JUST GROWING TO CONSCIENCE OWL LETTER SEE THE ORANGE OCEAN CHAIR IN THE ARRANGEMENT ON A BACKSEAT OF AN ORANGUTAN

  36. QUESTION:
    HIV virus within me, please help me. i can't focus on my studies. and i am in stress for over 5 days now.?
    this happens dec 16, dec 19, and december 23.

    i have protected sex with someone i knew. 3 times. the first one i perform oral sex with her. vice versa. and i used condom when i penetrated her vagina. the 2nd one, it is not really sex. we are both drunk and she wanted to do it. but i forced myself not to, because i don't have a condom at that time. only my tip of my penis only touch the tip of her vagina. and she just rubbed her vagina into the body of my penis. ( she's on top of me. note that i don't have any flesh wound in the body of my penis) then the 3rd time. we both perform oral sex with each other. then we had sex. i used 2 condoms. because the first one broke. we both noticed it right away and changed it immediately with the 2nd condom.

    after 2 -3 weeks of encounter considering all this three encounters. i experienced a very mild sore throat. i immediately drink some medication and it got away. then i noticed that i have 1-4 dots in my body. 1 in my hand. 1 in my arm. 1 in my chest and 1 in my leg. it doesn't itch and became reddish unless you rub them. then i noticed that i have white spots on my upper lip. some says it is normal (Fordyce spots) it doesn't sore or have a painful feeling. it is just there. then lately after doing research..(because i am now paranoid hehehe. because that was my first time having sex. i don't know if its conscience or guilt or really some symptoms.) i found out that the swollen lymph nodes are also a symptom. so i checked my lymph nodes on my neck. both sides of my neck below my jaw, i feel something that is movable. its like oblong in shape i don't know, that ranges from 1.8-2cm or even less. i did again another research and found out it could be a swollen lymph node. but i don't know if it is really. there's also a circle like shaped behind my ear. it is not visible. you have to press it to feel it. again, i don't know if it is a bone or something strange. yet no sore throat or anything painful. just a weird feeling going on my neck. it is really hard to describe. it is not painful and i cannot point exactly where it is, but i am certain it is my neck especially my left part of the neck. AGAIN I AM BEING PARANOID AND ALL THAT I SEE AND FEEL TURNS OUT TO BE A SYMPTOM. hehehe

    later this afternoon. i called the one i had sex with.

    CONSIDERING THE FF: she said she is healthy. the only ones she had sex with is me and her boyfriend only. they're now 2 years. and she has a baby with him. she says the baby is also healthy and now 4 months old. (i was just wondering, in a normal baby check up before the child was born, isn't it there a monthly check up on pregnant woman. do the doctors noticed that the mother has hiv and can transmit it to her child? )she comes from a wealthy family( so i guess she not some prostitute or whatsoever). and i know i should wait 3months and gets tested. but i can't afford to wait that long. can you HELP me clear my mind? this feeling in my neck wont go away so i turn to you all in hopes that someone may have some advice. please? :( thank you and much appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh for crying out loud, you don't have HIV. You're just panicking. If you are truly worried, go get tested.

  37. QUESTION:
    Discharge after urination, etc. etc. (Male)?
    Okay, first things first, I'm a virgin, so the chances of having an STD are unlikely... Right? Haha, I'm 14, and I've been noticing a few things lately. There have been small bumps on my penis, and although they are VERY small, almost like goosebumps they are high in quantity. They aren't painful, they look exactly like Fordyce spots, which aren't supposed to be harmful.

    Okay, there is also an area that is slightly discolored and has a slightly rough texture too, but that's not painful either and it actually comes off to a certain extent, similar to a scab, and although the rough texture goes away temporarily, the discoloration stays. I don't know much about it and I haven't paid much attention to it.

    Recently, I noticed after urination I have a small discharge of a clear sticky liquid, just a few drops, and it's not urine, I don't think (doesn't look like it, doesn't smell like it) and it doesn't burn or anything. I really don't want to see a doctor for this, but I'm about to get my annual checkup (which does require a very brief genital inspection (~5 seconds)... Would they pick it up if I didn't point it out and there was something wrong? The discoloration thing has been there for a while but the bumps are new)

    Should I wait and see what happens? The symptoms alone wouldn't be terrible but the combination doesn't look good. I would much prefer avoiding bringing this to the attention of my parents, haha.

    Any advice? Diagnosis? Advice?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hey man I'm gonna try help as best I can, firstly chill out, I'm pretty sure you are fine. The bumps are Fordyce's spots, most people have them and I will post a link. The discharge is harmless, does this only happen minutes - hours after sexual activity (masturbating)? If so it it's like the last drips of semen being expelled from your shaft which may be clear and slimy. Feel free to email me any other questions you have. Hope this helps =D

  38. QUESTION:
    Herpes Question- Did I catch it?
    Ok, so a month ago I got head from someone who had genital herpes without a condom, she did not have any outbreaks on her and she has been medicated for a long time.

    She promised nothing would happen, apparently she has about 1 outbreak a year (Who knows), but either way I freaked out, finished myself up, and immediately went to the bathroom and proceeded to wash my junk with soap and water.

    Fast Forward a month:

    I haven't noticed anything on my penis or anywhere else, I have fordyce spots and always have, but no itching outside of the norm, pain, burning, etc.

    I guess I'm wondering if I dodged the bullet this one time, my regular sexual partner has not experienced any symptoms since this occurred either. I would go get tested but I would rather get some input on the situation first.

    Thank you very much ahead of time for reading, and understand this isn't something I am proud of, I feel stupid, so please answer accordingly.

    • ANSWER:
      Think about it hun and let me explain a few things. If she only had herpes on her genitals then you wouldn't get genital herpes from her only giving you oral sex. If she has oral herpes (what causes cold sores & fever blisters), then she could pass it to your genitals by giving you oral sex while she had a cold sore. If you had intercourse with her then you could get it on your genitals. Herpes can be passed when there are not signs or symptoms but if she was taking antiviral medication regularly, that would make you less likely to get it in between her break outs.
      By the way not every one knows when they are getting a break out, some times break outs can be so mild they can be mistaken for other things.
      If you haven't had any symptoms by now your probably fine. It usually takes about 1-3 weeks for the average person to have a break out after being exposed to herpes, but you can also be exposed to herpes and not get it. Forecyde spots are not related to herpes.
      Do get tested, that will let you know either way.
      Even if it is herpes then it's really not as big of a deal as some people make it out to be.

  39. QUESTION:
    does this sound like anxiety?
    i need some help.
    it all started like two and a half months ago
    i was looking at my acne and i saw dots on my lips
    anyways they freaked me out and i thought i had some kind of disease skin disease or something. i found out that they were just fordyce spots. then about two weeks after that i felt like a little twitch on my lips where the dots are at. i freaked out and it would keep twitching and my lips would get hot. i don't know if i just thought about it too much and i got too scared that it was a disease. my mom and my girlfriend told me i was just thinking about it too much. i cant afford going to the doctor for something im just worried about. so i tried to calm down. it did. then about three weeks ago i felt like my lips where hot and i would feel like a prickly feeling on them (lips). i freaked out again because they kinda stung a little bit so i wasnt sure if i did have a disease or not so i freaked out again. at a point i wasnt eating that much and i couldnt sleep. i know it sounds kinda dumb but i think i went depressed for a couple days. a couple days later it calmed down again but i kept feeling random prickly feeling on my lips and i think maybe my eye ball. but its not a continuous prickly feeling it was like a little sting here and there and i would feel it on my arm, hands, ankle, and other random parts of my body. I feel normal some days and then i feel it again. its all feelings not rashes or anything. just feelings. my lips also feel like i just ate salt. and they would get hot. i looked around online and i thought i might of had burning mouth syndrome but i didnt understand y i would have the feeling in my eyes and other body parts. and then i found out about anxiety and how your scared of something and those are the symptoms. ive also read that another reason for prickly feeling on lips is from some vitamin deficiency. so i really dont know whats wrong. can someone help? thanks
    wow. you guys arent helping at all.
    ok thanks to those real answers

    ive never had any health problems
    i freaked out because this is the worst feeling ive ever had on my skin other than a rash. but ive always been fine. as long as its not some kind of disease thats contagious and makes my skin fall off or something im fine. im just worried that its something bad. i have been eating really unhealthy stuff and i havent been doing drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think its anxiety, I think you may have a legitimate physical ailment.

      You may be allergic to something, although I wouldn't know. Just one option, anyway, to be honest, it sounds like you have paresthesia with fasciculations. Now Fasciculations are generally harmless, and most people get them at some point, but the fact that it is only brought on after you started experiencing the prickly feeling is a bit concerning.

      Paresthesia could be caused by a number of things, low blood pressure, diabetes, circulatory problems.

      I don't want to scare you, I'm not saying you have any of these, only giving you some facts.

      IF you have a history of being a hypochrondriac, then yes I would say it is HIGHLY possible this is all psychosomatic, but if you really aren't a hypochondriac, I would see a doctor because it seems like legitimate symptoms to me.

      Good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    Bumps around Vagina? Help, a bit scared?
    I'm not sure what they are... but I've had these weird bumps around my vagina area ever since I was a little girl. They're close together, not spread out. Sometimes they appear to look like white heads and other times they're natural skin color. If I lift up one of the lips on my vagina, the bumps are smaller under there. They're barely noticeable on the lips of my vagina; tiny, tiny.

    I DO have chicken skin on my legs and arms, but the bumps look different on my vagina. I'm 13 and I've never had sex or made sexual contact with anybody! There are no symptoms to the bumps, no pain whatsoever.

    I'm currently taking Birth Control for my period, could they have any effect on it? Because now I'm more aware of it... they're mainly at the front of my vagina, closest to the waste, whenever you lift up the skin that covers the lips of your vagina.. but they're also located lower. Could it just be an infection or Fordyce Spots???

    I looked at the pictures of STDs and ect... and it looks nothing similar to any of the diseases. Is it normal? I had my period last year. And only about 6 or 7 times now. Could it be hormones???

    Please help! Also, do you think Almond Oil would help? It's suppose to be good for your skin, so I thought it might!

    • ANSWER:
      If you haven't had sex or sexual contact, they're just bumps, and nothing to worry about. If it bothers you a lot, go to a doctor and get it checked out.

  41. QUESTION:
    Could this be Genital Warts?
    So I had PROTECTED sex about a month ago on vacation with a random person! and I feel like these spots r now appearing? I read something about fordyce spots on the penis is normal. Can there be swollen fordyce spots? I have these 3 white/reddish spots beside each other that are like bumpy and i tried popping them but it didnt work and it hurt and just turned red! I just wanted to know if it could be warts or anything else? I think i noticed them like 5 days after having sex, but not sure.
    I put a picture to help you see what I am talkin about. its like 3 bumps in a triangle.
    what are the signs and symptoms or genital warts? should i be worried?

    http://sn120w.snt120.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=0&messageId=cb32900e-783e-11df-a898-002264c154b4&Aux=14|0|8CCDA62B30189F0||

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my penis and scrotum?
    Alright, I'm a 14 year old male. I have found these little white-redish bumps on my penis, and scrotum. None near the head, just down the shaft, and on my scrotum. There are some that are clustered near the bottom of my shaft. I asked my dad about them when I was a bit younger, and he said there was nothing to worry about (this was just before I started to grow pubic hair).

    I have become worried because I also get herpes cold sores. It runs in my family, and I know a few others who get them too. I am worried because.. I used to masturbate by spitting on my hand, the rubbing my penis. I do not recall doing this with a cold sore active, but I'm still concerned.

    I have had these bumps for at least a year now. I do not experience any of the symptoms of genital herpes, besides migraines. But those run in the family too, I've gotten those ever since I was 3. This still doesn't mean I do not have genital herpes.

    Are they just Fordyce Spots? Or could they be some other STD? I plan on talking to my mother tonight when she gets home. They also look more like Fordyce spots, but yet again, I'm still concerned.

    Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      dont worry alot of boys get those and they go away during puberty

  43. QUESTION:
    acne on penis? or genital herpes?
    hi!
    im 15 and i've never had sex.
    i recently got this kinda red acne bump on the side of my shaft on my penis. its in the area where there's fordyce spots on my penis. it has like white puss (sebum?) inside it. I was wondering if it's possible to have a acne on my penis? or would it be genital herpes?
    It doesnt hurt and even if i push on it, theres just slightly noticible pain. is that acne? or genital herpes?
    what are the symptoms of genital herpes???
    PLEASE HELP!
    THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOU HELP!

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  44. QUESTION:
    red spot on the shaft of the penis?
    hey there this morning i woke up to find that i had a what looked like a spot or lump on the shaft of my penis, i am only 14 so i dont think it could be anything serious but i just dont know what it could be any suggestions??
    also if i squeeze it puss comes out, sound familiar to anyone??

    • ANSWER:
      From the symptoms they can be cherry angiomas, angiokeratomas or warts. Cherry angiomas are made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome which may be flat topped. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce is a small dark red to purple raised spot which can be found on the penis and testicles in men and is composed of surface blood vessels (dilated capillaries).They are harmless surface vascular lesions that can usually be left alone.

      Treatment consists of excision, cryosurgery, electrocautery and laser treatment for both these conditions. Please consult a dermatologist in that case.

      It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

  45. QUESTION:
    What is this mole like bump on my penis that is not painful, non itchy?
    I had this mole looking small bump on my shaft. I had there for months until i finally decided to pop it. a little clear liquid and some blood came out then it healed and went away. It isn't painful at all and it doesn't itch. If i didn't mess with it, i wouldn't notice it. My concern is that after i popped it, it went away for a couple of weeks then came back in the same location looking the exact same. So i popped it again and the same thing happened. I have Fordyce spots so could one be infected or is it some kind of cyst? It doesn't really match all the symptoms of HPV or Herpes so I would like some insight.

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