Fordyce Spots

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I recentally had an itch on my vagina lip which to the common person wouldn’t spark any concern, but for someone with health anxiety like me I immediately had to take a look. I couldn’t see anything where the itch is (I shaved about 2 weeks ago, and seem to have a very dry pubic area?) but that prompted me to get a closer look of things down there.

I have a major fear of herpes as I had sex a few years ago with someone who afterwards told me they had 1 outbreak a few years prior... I haven’t had an outbreak ever and I recentally had a full STD screening (though I can’t remember if HSV was on there? Surely it was?) - but I noticed little bumps and like yellowish glands? It looks like Fordyce spots when I googled photos, but they all mention it being on the labia etc. Mine are on the vaginal opening. They look like the same sort of spots I have on the inside of my mouth/bottom lip on the inside. They do not cause me any discomfort, they don’t itch, hurt or anything like that but I’m still nervous. 

My question is can Fordyce spots occur around the vaginal opening?

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    Hi K I think its pretty safe to say that they can be around the outside, or on either miner or major lips and just inside your vaginal opening, these little buggers seem to get anywhere they like, but if you not to worried just leave them alone.

    I was told when you start having sex they go they did just took around 15 years, so my work mate was right, but never had any trouble with shaving and having them, I think I was about 18 when I started on and of, so to say but been clean for way over 30 years, shave my face shave below, like to keep it clean.

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      Thanks Howhard. You have made me feel reassured. I had never noticed them before, until I really assessed the area. I’m just so scared I’m going to have something wrong with me that I assume the worst instead of just enjoying my life...
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    Hi Casey, Yes they can be there near the opening of vagina. As you have said you have the same spots inside your mouth too. They sound pretty much like fordyce spots. So don’t panic, nothing to worry at all. 
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    ya they are honestly nothing to worry about, helped out and came across many people with this same concern and it always turned out to be nothing. i have posted about fordyce spots and feel free to check out the comments on my thread for more helpful information from people who had similar concerns....
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    Hi Kasey,  Any update? Did you see your doctor? Hope everything comes normal. 
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      Hi Fay, I didn’t go to the doctor. It wasn’t causing  me any discomfort but the moment it does or I notice any irregularities I’ll be straight there!
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