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I 100%, with my experience with medicine in multiple medical fields, have Fordyce's Spots on my lips. Differential Diagnosis was easy with these. My question is this. I had small clear bumps on my shaft of my penis and on the glans. The fill with clearish fluid and can be popped, are painless(until I pop them and then obviously have a open lesion). What are they? I went to the VA and I was diagnosed with HSV-1 but was never given a test, or even had my penis looked at. I ask the Doctor about the lab test and she stated it did not matter because either way the treatment is the same. Now that I have Fordyce's Spot on my lips, I have realized that I do have Fordyce's Spot on my shaft but these are different looking, they are skin colored/pale colored from the clear small bumps on my penis. The Fordyce's Spots I thought were just my hair follicle root have sebaceous fluid clogging it. Anyways That is the Dx for one set of S/S. My Concern is these other bumps. I have looked up information on the bumps now that I have the spot in my mouth, and found Tyson's Glands. Those are dead on what it looks like and the s/s seem the same. Issue is I can not find anything so far on the web that I can use as differential diagnosis between Tyson's versus HPV-1 Genital. I have never had any pain, tingling, itching, etc. with these bumps, aside from the skin irritation from me popping them just like any zit on my face, except the zits on my face always hurt a lot more, these don't too much aside from the rare one. They also never cluster, they are close in proximity sometimes. They usually always pop up in the same exact spot after a varied time span. But the three I just popped 5 days ago where in a new spot on the underside of my shaft and near the base of the glans. Any help would be grateful. Unfortunately, I do not have any pics, but I did pop three bumps 5 days ago and they are completely gone, no redness or any other S/S. And I had only one Acyclovir Left so I took that but I (unlike what the Doctor Prescribed me.) only take them when I have an "outbreak", to avoid the cost of the medication and the possible damage of side effects from long term use. And theoretically one half dose of my medication should have not cleared it up like that. Correct?
Also not sure if this is any correlation, I doubt it, but I do occasionally get really itchy clear bumps on my fingers between each individual phalanx. And a few years ago I had a Unknown Ideology Contact Derm, When to several specialist as this rash was all over and lasted for a greater duration. I have not had an episode of that since 2008.
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Ok, I had to start a photobucket account.
Here is the link.
One last question is there a lab test that can be done for fordyce spots on my penis? Since the link you presented I have seen those but usually on the head they look like a blister and are still asymptomatic, and do secrete the fluid that is mentioned. I just would like to make 110% sure for my own sanity and I would like to not be taking Acyclovir and fix my Military VA medical record of having the diagnosis of genital herpes.
The pics from this gentleman resemble the spots I get.
Thank you very much for your help.
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