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A 43-year-old member asked:

how come my scrotum itch occasionally?

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Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Itching: skin itches for many reasons including bacterial contamination , moisture, fungal infections, tight clothing, sweat, contact dermatitis, etc. Most genital areas itch when they get moist or hot. It is normal to have itchy skin in this area.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

There's small red patch on my left scrotum, feels itchy and sometimes fluid comes, no other trouble. Please advise, i avoid doc visit(as its pvt area)?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
GO SEE A DOC!: Avoiding doc visits and trying to fix your own medical problems by using this site is a bad idea. Our answers are general, not specific and not intended to be medical advice. In your case, a family doctor or a dermatologist would be your best bet for getting treated.
A 32-year-old male asked:

What can I take to stop jock strap itch on my scrotum area? It itches and sometimes it bleeds when scratched

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Antifungal creams: Most "jock-itch" is a superficial fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. If this is the case, many athlete's foot remedies will work here as well. The ones to try first are lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. If it is because of yeast infection, use Nystatin cream.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

What could it be non itchy black spot around scrotum?

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Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Angiokeratomas?: If there are multiple spots that are reddish purple, they are probably angiokeratomas, harmless lesions that need no treatment unless one of them has recurrent bleeding that becomes a nuisance. They can be destroyed if needed by various methods.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

The left side of my scrotum is numb and the pubic area has been itchy any ideas!

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
NUMBNESS: This can be serious and sounds neurologic. Could be a low back issue.
A 34-year-old male asked:

Ihave small itchy purple bumps on scrotum. Is it angiokeratomas? Are they harmless?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Most likely: Angiokeratomas are benign dark red or purple papules (bumps) on the scrotum. It may be worthwhile to have a dermatologist take a look to be certain.

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