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Hi, Dr. Stan here to help you today. The pictures you attached appear to be small blisters which may be herpes and need to be evaluated immediately. You can and should go to an Urgent Care Center now while the blisters are still intact. If positive medication can be started to shorten the outbreak and minimize recurrent outbreaks.
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From what you just described, it is not herpes. They do not have the appearance of genital warts. Since they are not blisters, they could be a cyst caused by a blocked gland that lubricates the skin. If a cyst, it is not a medical emergency. Your PCP should evaluate and if they are what I suspect to be small cysts, can open and drain them easily. I'm sorry if I alarmed you by stating they were herpetic.
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These could be warts. Yes. Very small ones
The other possibility is molluscum
But they don't have an umbilicated center like molluscum
A biopsy will confirm but yes I think they are warts
I have seen genital warts like this. Yes. They come in all shapes and sizes.
There is no way to be sure without a biopsy though
No I'm an internist but I perform biopsies and treat these issues all the time
No, not at all
there are all types
some clustered and some spread out
fordyce are very regularly spaced
they don't come in singles or doubles
they are all over
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okay well then that could be fordyce for sure
it is hard to tell exactly what it looks like in a generalized fashion from your pics
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Then in that case, not likely warts at all.
hair follicles or fordyce or both
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