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I have a question about something on my penis. Not really…

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I have a question about something on my penis. Not really sure what it is but I just want to make sure it is nothing serious. I’m going to get it checked out in person but just wanted to see if I could get some more info on it first.

Doctor's Assistant: What are your symptoms? Have you used any medication for this?

No I have not used any meds for it mainly because I do not know what it is. They are raised spots on the shaft area. They do Not irritate or itch at all

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a dermatologist about spots?

Not yet I am going to in person as soon as possible but just wanted to find out some quick info if I could first

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nope all good

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3/29/2018
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Please provide some additional information.

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Are you taking any medicines?

History of unprotected sex?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am a 20 year old male. I have not had sex yet. I am not taking any meds. I will upload a picture.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok here is one
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I will try and get a better one for you.

Are they painful, itchy?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No not at all. I also believe I have had them for a while. But now that I am a little older I am getting concerned
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
here is another one.

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description and photo, these are Fordyce spots-Visible sebaceous glands

They are harmless.

Chances of STD are very slim.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok that makes me feel a lot better. I actually did some research on my own before contacted the website and I thought that it was indeed Fordyce spots. Do you recommend seeing a doctor in person as well? And can you tell me a little bit about Fordyce spots? Is there a treatment for them?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Also when I have sex if I have them can I transmit them to another person? Are they contagious through sex ?

Thank you for replying back.

Fordyce glands are enlarged oil glands. They are completely normal, harmless, and painless. They occur in 70 to 80 percent of adults.

You can see a dermatologist for further treatment only for a cosmetic reason.

Treatment options may include topical medicines, Laser therapy,micro-punch surgery.

They are not contagious and can't transmit to another person while sex.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you so much you have been a great help and I can sleep a little better tonight. I will be sure to give you a 5 Star rating. Have a great night.

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