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A 28-year-old female asked about a male:

My son is 2 and has a red painful scrotum. what could it be? there are no bumps.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
See physician er: Painful scrotal swelling can start suddenly or gradually.Painful swelling is usually serious.When testicle twists on its cord it can cut off blood supply and may require emergency surgery, ideally within six hours of onset to prevent death of testicle, most common in infants and boys ages12 and 18.Epididymitis and orchitis are infections, bacterial or viral, causing pain swelling.Usually antibiotics.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2013

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