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I have what I think are fordyce spots around the base of my

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Hi I have what I think are fordyce spots around the base of my penis they are very small and numerous the problem is that I noticed lately these other small bumps appeared around the base of my penis also there small an cause me no discomfort I would also like to note that I trim down there with clippers could this be the cause of these knew tiny bumps
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
How many new bumps are there?
Are they increasing in number or size?
How do they look like?
Did you have unprotected sex?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Not many there are about five to ten there small like goose bumps kind of like pin points and there flesh colored I would never have noticed them except I felt them while bathing I clipped one and it just bled there are some close together and others spread appart I've had sex with two different partners for the last two years with both I used protection some time but sometimes I've went without a condom

Thank you for the information,
Fordyce spots are formed due to ectopic sebaceous gland.
The new bumps can arise from blocked sebaceous glands, ingrown hair.
Warts can also cause flesh colored bumps.
You should not try to cut those.
This can cause bleeding as already happened.
An infection with bacteria can also occur in the wound.
I would advise to get those checked by doctor.
Usually no treatment is required for Fordyce spots or blocked glands.
Laser or electrodessication are used if it is much of cosmetic problem.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I would like to add that they are perfectly round and dome shaped I have looked at several pictures of genital warts and herpes but these do not resemble those there about the same same diameter of the fordyce spots but they protrude more to the touch they sort of feel like brail writimg

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Also should I refrain from sexual activity till this has been checked

Those do not seem to be herpes.
So I did not mention it.
Herpes is usually painful with blisters.
Those dome shaped ones can arise from sebaceous glands but I would suggest to rule out warts by an examination in person.
Yes, you should refrain from sex till you get those checked by doctor.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Ok one last question the first time I noticed these spots was shortly after i had worked on an extremely hot weekend an i was wearing pants that didnt really breathe and i was sweating alot around my genital area could this have been caused by the heat an my excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating, irritation can cause bumps.
Those can be factors too.
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