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I am trying to figure out the difference between Fordyce

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I am trying to figure out the difference between Fordyce spots and genital warts and am freaking out
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No I just noticed them today. I take psych meds and vitamins
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. I don't think so No sexual activity over the past year
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern for Fordyce spots and genital warts:

Since how long you have the symptoms?

Is there itching?

Can you attach a picture of this?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for coming back online.

Symptoms of genital warts are as follows:

  • Warts are usually painless, although on some people they can become itchy and inflamed.
  • Small, flesh-colored or gray swellings in your genital area
  • Several warts close together that take on a cauliflower shape
  • They are sexually transmitted
  • The virus that causes genital warts is called human papillomavirus (HPV).
  • In men, they may occur on the tip or shaft of the penis, the scrotum, or the anus.

Fordyce spots are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles).These are normal physiological occurrences and are not dangerous. They are not a sexually transmitted disease and they are not infectious.Symptoms of fordyce's spot are:

  • They are painless spots
  • These are tiny white or yellowish spots,usually found on the head of the penis or the shaft.
  • Non itchy spots
  • They are not associated with any disease or illness.
  • They are not sexually transmitted and they don't do any harm.
  • There's absolutely no need for any treatment.

I hope these symptoms will help you to figure out the difference between Fordyce spots and genital warts .Please do not worry if you have any spots on penis.I am here to discuss & help you out.

If there is anything else that you would like to know.I am happy to address your follow-up questions. Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Hi,

Just checking in to see how things are going. Do you need further assistance?Is there anything else that you would like to know?

Please use the REPLY BUTTON to reply back to me.I am happy to hep you.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh