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Extra Sagging Skin Behind Testicles
I have loose/extra scrotum skin cause I used to pull my testicles to scratch because of jock itch.can the loose skin be eliminated by surgery?
I'll bet you're fine: Here's the score. At your age, you're still learning about your body. Skin on the scrotum varies from loose to tight depending on the state of the dartos muscle -- the smooth muscle that automatically contracts when you take a cold shower -- and just how a guy is put together. You really can't grow new skin just by scratching. Talk with your physician next visit or talk with friends or even Dad. ...Read more
The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more
See a doctor: This needs an exam before a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more
Several Causes: The skin over the testicles is the same as any skin. If the oil/sweat glands do not creat enough moisture or protection for the skin, it can be dry. This can occur from excessive washing/harsh soaps, infections (jock itch), irritation from masturbation/clothing, soap left in your clothes, etc. I would start with a moisturizing lotion, 2nd rinse underwear, gentle soap. No better, see your doc. ...Read more
Topical moisturizer: Try a regular moisturizer like cetaphil and try a mild/gentle soap to wash with like dove. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Uncertain: I could be a cyst or a boil. Is this something you can get evaluated. ...Read more
My little boy, who is almost three, has suddenly presented with a redness on his testicle, with a tightness of the skin. What could this be?
Consult with Dr.: This should not be diagnosed over internet. Some dr. S will comment on emailed photo + phone call others need to examine in person. Could be hydrocele, inguino-scrotal hernia, trauma, torsion of testis or appendix testis, epididymitis or epipipymoorchitis, cyst of epididymis & virtually never tumor. Pediatric urologist or surgeon can diagnose in seconds. ...Read more
Very hard white lump on testicle skin for year or so. Recently popped it like a spot yet nothing came out but feels like somethings still there.
Seek medical advice: Based on what you describe I would just leave it alone for now and go see your doctor. If you continue to manipulate this lesion you may make it worse. ...Read more
I have very loose skin and my testicles hang very low.
It is very discomforting and embarrassing.
What is the cause and can you fix the loose skin?
Weight loss: Is there a history of recent weight loss ? ...Read more
Can herpes on the testicles cause the skin to flake? My testicles are flaking. I peeled off some skin it looks like there may be herpes under it
Here are some ...: What you described does not fit the clinical pictures of herpes at all. However, bring the information on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of skin change over time to Doc for analysis + physical exam timely + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / counseling. ...Read more
My testicle skin got red-colored patches. Previously my testicle skin was itching a lot and touching it was a little painful. What is happening to me?
Pruritus genitalia: This is one of the neurodermatoses often triggered by stress. The more you scratch, the more you itch!. Try applying a cool compress wet to dry for 3-4 minutes and then apply OTC hydrocortisone 1% ointment. If this stil is not helping, you need to consult a dernatologist for stronger topical steroids and possibly oral antihistamines. ...Read more
Scrotal itch: This is a form of 'jock itch' from a candida or fungus from the female vagina. It is a normal growth in the female vagina (moist, dark, and warm environment' it is transferred during sex and is not a significant problem. Try some desinex athlete's foot powder on the scrotum to dry and clear the scrotum. ...Read more
Possible heat rash: Several possibilities include heat rash, allergic dermatitis (e.g. to change in laundry detergent), and untreated 'jock itch' which is fungal. You should first try drying agents, e.g. goldbond; if that does not take care of the problem see your PCP who might refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a bump on my lower right testicle it is the same color as my skin but hurts really bad when I touch it
What could it be
I have a small lump on my testicle but it is open and a little wet on the open part and the surrounding skin is dry. What could it be?
Sounds like: An infection, even std. Even though it could be just a benign skin cyst, you should consult with a urologist just to make sure. ...Read more
My left testicle has little bumps on it, and its more sensitive than the right side, and I have a lot more loose skin what does it mean?
Needs to be checked:
We can not say what is causing these bumps without looking at it
so I suggest you get it checked by your family doctor to find out what is causing your symptoms
ask your parents to take you to your pediatrician to get it checked. ...Read more
Sometimes the skin on my left testicle would itch. It mostly itches after I finish taking a shower and put on my underwear. The itch isn't persistent?
Here are some ...: Glad to know the left hemiscrotal itch just transient after shower. How long has it been? Recurring each time? You may take a look at the itching spot if there is any change in color or texture of affected skin. If yes, try gentle washing without any physical or chemical irritation to it and see it may evolve. If worsening, try topical steroid. If not helpful, seek evaluation to make sure... ...Read more
go to the above site and view the scrotal picture and see if it looks the same. If so these are like dilated capillaries and contain blood and are not necessary to treat unless they keep bleeding. They are not easy to remove if there's a lot of them. They can be cauterized. If you think your spots may be something different have a doctor look. ...Read more
Hi, I have a red spot on my left testicle skin. It's raised and feels weird when i touche it. What could it be?
Few weeks my testicles been swollen feel something in my right one in the left it looks like more skin hanging and I have an on/off headache. What's it?
My scrotum isn't swelled but the skin seems to have enlarged after I got kicked in it. Also, my right testicle drops very low then what it usually does?
Here are some ...: What described — tolerable symptoms & scrotal wall thickening — suggests some contusion to scrotal wall from that "ouch!" kick but fortunately sparing testis. As to the "drop" of right testis is concerned, this could be uniquely normal for you since scrotal level or length of both sides (hemiscrotum) may widely vary among men. So, no active care is needed; but it's still good idea to see Doc timely ...Read more