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What Do Flesh Colored Bumps On The Labia Indicate?

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Posted on Sat, 17 May 2014
Question: I have these flesh colored bumps on my labia. When i pull on labia they turn white... Could these bumps be an STD? Genital Warts?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of Fordyce spots on Labia Minora

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your concern and I have looked at the pictures.

I would keep a possibility of Fordyce Spots(Ectopic sebaceous glands). It is not an STD.

I would like to gather some more information from you in order to be able to help you better

-Since how long have you noticed these bumps?
-Do you have any associated symptoms like itching, burning, pain, vaginal discharge?
-Do you have single or multiple sexual partners?Are your sexual encounters protected or unprotected?

regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (3 minutes later)
Itches in that region every once and awhile, no burning, discharge yes, same partner for 2 years. I just noticed them. Im not sure how long ive had it?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fordyce Spots

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Thanks for the additional information

Fordyce spots is the most likely possibility in your case. They are ectopic sebaceous glands. They are yellowish bumps/oil glands which become more obvious on stretching the mucosa. They are totally asymptomatic

Normally sebaceous glands are present in hair bearing skin like outer labia and face etc, however, in most people there are a few sebaceous glands that exist in non-hair bearing areas (where they should'nt, therefore ectopic!!) like mucosa of upper lips, undersurface of prepuce in males and labia minora in females. Some people have more than others and gets them bothered. They are perfectly normal, completely harmless and common for many people, guys and gals!

No intervention is required actually. However, if you insist, you can get them removed with a LASER (with CO2 Laser vaporisation). I have done a few patients of fordyce spots on the labial mucosa(lips)

regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (8 minutes later)
Could it be genital warts? The person ive been with for two years went to the doctor he told me he had genital warts. Not on his penis but right above the penis on the v shape part before the penis his look diffrent than what i have on my labia.... But could it be genital warts instead of fordyce spots that i have?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fordyce spots

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Not at all. They are not genital warts.

Genital warts are very different, clinically. They are fleshy or pink, moist, cauliflower shaped papules. Whereas, Fordyce spots are yellowish little bumps which can be seen better, when stretched.

Always practice safe sex with a condom

regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (4 minutes later)
Thank you for your helpful information. I hope that you are right in your information. I just needed some reinsurance before i go to my gynecologist on the 6th. Thanks again
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your concern at healthcaremagic

I am 100% sure about my diagnosis. A dermatologist would be better aware of Fordyce spots, rather than a gynecologist. A gynecologist might just label it as warts, if she is not sure.

regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Do Flesh Colored Bumps On The Labia Indicate?

Brief Answer: Possibility of Fordyce spots on Labia Minora Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your concern and I have looked at the pictures. I would keep a possibility of Fordyce Spots(Ectopic sebaceous glands). It is not an STD. I would like to gather some more information from you in order to be able to help you better -Since how long have you noticed these bumps? -Do you have any associated symptoms like itching, burning, pain, vaginal discharge? -Do you have single or multiple sexual partners?Are your sexual encounters protected or unprotected? regards