Angiokeratoma is also known as ‘Angiokeratoma of Fordyce’ as described in medical textbooks/ medical journals. This however should not be mistaken for Fordyce spots of penis which is entirely a different condition. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce is commonly a genital skin disorder presenting itself through benign lesion of capillaries, creating unappealing small lumps which usually appear as coloured blue, red, purple, or darkish coloured soft small bumps.
They are often found on the scrotum in men, and around the female genital area. These skin spots however have a much higher incidence of in men than in women. Although they are symptomless, Angiokeratomas can develop a rough, scaly surface, which can be easily harmed or damaged unintentionally. This can thus cause bleeding on the affected areas in men and women (scrotum and vaginal area) and this can lead to potential infections if they are not cleaned or disinfected properly.