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A 46-year-old member asked:

Why is my scrotum enlarged red and hot?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
See Dr soon: Likely you have an infection and may be an abscess that requires antibiotics. Go to see a dr soon.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
ProbableEpididymitis: Scrotum overlying the testis and epididymis can be very tender, red and hot with epididymitis. Testis torsion must be ruled out if the pain had sudden onset. Go and see your dr> asap, go to the er if pain was of sudden onset. This is not something to wait and see if it will go away on its own.
Dr. Michael Karasis
Urology 48 years experience
Various possibilitie: Hydrocele, orchitis, scrotal edema.
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 27 years experience
Cellulitis: If it is the scrotal skin that is red, warm and tender, it could be cellulitis, or a skin infection. Epididymitis or orchitis can also make the skin warm but usually does not affect the skin unless it is severe. See your doctor.

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