Lesion Removal - Fordyce Spots Granules
Fordyce Spots Granules are harmless, small (1-2mm), pale-coloured bumps that commonly occur in clusters, although they may be individual and scattered. These enlarged sebaceous (oil-producing) glands were first described by John Fordyce, a famous dermatologist, in 1896.
Unlike the enlarged sebaceous glands of acne, milia and sebaceous hyperplasia, Fordyce spots are enlarged oil glands that do not occur around a hair follicle.
Having these spots on the foreskin or scrotum in males or on the labia of the vagina in females is normal. Everyone is born with Fordyce spots, but they generally become noticeable at puberty and as you get older. Your hormones make oil glands grow and become more noticeable.
Fordyce spots on your lips, foreskin or labia are normal and harmless, but some people find them to be unsightly and bothersome and request treatment.
It is important to realise that they are NOT contagious nor a sexually transmitted infection.
Between 80% to 95% of adults have Fordyce spots.
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