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Do white lumps below the foreskin require medical attention?

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Dr. Kakkar S.


Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: Hi doctor, I have been having some concerns about these small white lumps at the base of my foreskin. I would like advice on whether this needs further attention (if it is an STD) as I'm not sure if these are fordyce spots?

They do not hurt and they look like hair follicles (but do not have hair). When I lift up the foreskin, I can feel the lumps residing right underneath the skin.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Fordyce spots

Detailed Answer:


Yes, these are Fordyce spots which are visible sebaceous glands but without hair follicles. It is not an STD.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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