Sexually Transmitted Diseases/fordyce spots


spots on labia
spots on labia  
Do you know if these are Fordyce spots? I've had them for years now and they haven't hurt or gotten bigger only expanded a little on the labia and outside on my vaginal lips.

Hey Diana,

Yes ma'am, classic Fordyce's. Both men and women can get them and there really is no cure for them as I'm sure you're aware because they are a genetically inherited skin condition. Though you can seek a dermatologist consult for a possible in-house removal (though I hear its pretty costly). Know that it isn't a disease and they CAN come back and please don't pop them because its very unsanitary and they can become infected quite easily and you don't want an infection that close to your genitalia. If you have follow-up let me know.



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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

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*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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