Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Fordyce Spots or HPV Warts


I have noticed this larger bump, it has been here for two weeks but is not itchy or sore or irritated. It has remained the same size. I am worried it could be anogenital warts? I would like a professional opinion before my doctors appointment to mentally prepare myself for my discussion.

Hi Nicole,

I have responded to three other clients about this issue today alone, but yes it is Fordyce's. You are aware that they are sebaceous cysts, with similarity to pimples. It is NOT a disease and is actually considered to be an inherited skin condition from parent to child. It is not recommended that you pop them because of scarring and infection risk, but you can have a doctor do it for you in-house. If you have follow-up consider making an appointment with your skin specialist for treatment options.



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John Brice


Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.


3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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