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Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more


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My six month old has a pinkish reddish discoloration on his scrotum that does not seem to bother him. What could it be?

Could be a birthmark: If it has been there for a while, it could be a type of birthmark called a capillary hemangioma. It could also be diaper rash, yeast infection, other type pf birthmark. I would recommend you see your pediatrician and ask him/her at his next well baby visit. ...Read more

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I've had this pink discoloration spots on my light brown scrotum for about over a yr or 2 and its gotten to a point where yes I am worried now.?

Evaluation: Pink or white discoloration in this area maybe from a variety of causes including vitiligo. Eczema, psoriasis or fungal infections. Please see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What does a bulging lump in my baby’s scrotum mean?

What does a bulging lump in my baby’s scrotum mean?

Likely hydrocele: Most scrotal swellings in infants are hyroceles however a few turn out to be hernias. Most infant scrotal hernias are easily reducible. You get a "squishy" feeling as it reduces when you squeeze it. Only needs urgent attention if becomes red, painful or tender. ...Read more

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Scrotum is purplish, I have a dull ache which has remained there for a year. What can this discoloration mean?

Exam: It means you should see your doctor. He or she will be able to tell you if you have an infection, a skin rash or some unusual blood vessel problem of the scrotum. In spite of all this, the purple discoloration you describe is probably nothing serious whatsoever. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have skin discoloration and cysts growing on your scrotum when you have multiple epidiymal head cysts?

Not related: Cysts on the scrotum are usually sebaceous meaning trapped sebum which is benign. If they get big, red or painful, you should get them lanced or excised. ...Read more

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I have a dark, bluish discoloration running up the middle of my scrotum onto the base of my penis. I have no injury, pain, or disfigurement.

I have a dark, bluish discoloration running up the middle of my scrotum onto the base of my penis. I have no injury, pain, or disfigurement.

Born with it: You are describing a fusion of the left and right testicular sac or scrotum. The body forms in symmetry and this line you note is something you are born with. ...Read more

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Hi doctor my baby boy has a large scrotum since he born but now it looks alittle bit smaller but still large he is now six month is that normal?

Hydrocele: Was he diagnosed with a hydrocele? Those are not pathologic and tend to go away so probably that is what is happening? But take him to your pediatrician - he is due for 6 month check up anyway. ...Read more

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I have discoloration on both sides of my scrotum. I went to the doctor a year ago, the cream he gave didn't do it. What do you think?

Here are some. ..: Perfect symmetry in size, color, & texture on both sides of scrotum is impossible, but comes with some variation among men over lifetime. Generally speaking, leaving it alone and doing nothing with it is the most decent advice as long as not hurting with no local induration, ulceration, itch, etc. In life, we have to adopt and adapt to what we got along the course of life. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Baby grabbing & pulling extremely aggressively at penis & scrotum when changing nappy so much so that hurting himself (1yr old). What should we do?

Unless he has a: Neurodevelopmental disorder associated with cognitive delays or autistic spectrum disorder, he will not hurt himself. Give him safe toys to play with during diaper changes, not both masturbation & resisting diaper changes are normal behaviors for his age. If you're worried about his having penile pain or discomfort., take him to his pediatrician to be examined. ...Read more

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If my baby has a swollen scrotum, could he have a hydrocoele?

If my baby has a swollen scrotum, could he have a hydrocoele?

Yes: Most common cause of scrotal swelling in baby boys. Majority of them resolve sponaneously in first year of life. See a pediatric urologist or pediatric surgeon if the hydrocele gets large and tense, or it persists beyond age-1-year. Also if child has a fever or redness plus scrotal tenderness to rule out other pathology. ...Read more

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Baby red rash on scrotum 9 months old?

Baby red rash on scrotum 9 months old?

Irritation/infection: Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation in diaper covered areas of the skin. It may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Baby may need a medicated cream, take him to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Would scrotal ultrasound rule out fourniers gangrene? Have fever plus scrotal discoloration.

Would scrotal ultrasound rule out fourniers gangrene? Have fever plus scrotal discoloration.

Not useful: Physical symptoms of fournier's gangrene are progressive and include the following:
1) crepitant ("spongy" to the touch) skin which may be painful or numb;
2) dead and discolored (gray-black) tissue; murky and malodorous fluid weeping from skin; 3) fever and lethargy; 4) increasing genital pain and redness; 5) swelling of tissue in the genital area. ...Read more

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Had laparascopic hernia repair (mesh) two days ago. Late this afternoon my scrotum swelling increased greatly as did the discoloration. Emergency?

Had laparascopic hernia repair (mesh) two days ago. Late this afternoon my scrotum swelling increased greatly as did the discoloration. Emergency?

Yes: I feel that it's important to get checked as soon as possible and going to the er may be the quickest way. The doctors there may contact your surgeon or his covering surgeon after they evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have swelling from my scrotum all the way up my right thigh. My scrotum is also swollen. No discoloration or redness in scrotum or inner thigh. It h?

I have swelling from my scrotum all the way up my right thigh. My scrotum is also swollen. No discoloration or redness in scrotum or inner thigh. It h?

Time to see doctor: You need to give a good history. For example did you have any trauma to the area. Now for this swelling and discomfort you need to see a doctor for exam ...Read more

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I have a varicocele in my left scrotum, would it be posssible that this may lead to infertility of my sperm? Can I still have a baby?

I have a varicocele in my left scrotum, would it be posssible that this may lead to infertility of my sperm? Can I still have a baby?

Here are some. ..: Left varicocele happens to almost 15-20% of men and most of them have no problem for infertility. In reality, you may take 2 approaches: 1. Do nothing and wait until infertility is a concern, or 2. Do a semen analysis to feed your curiosity. So, you decide; more? Seek professional attention & counseling. ...Read more

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Hello ive had a rash between my legs that has moved to my scrotum now as well ive tried baby powder and diaper rash cream?

Hello ive had a rash between my legs that has moved to my scrotum now as well ive tried baby powder and diaper rash cream?

Vague description: No diagnosis possible. Best see a dermatologist. Meanwhile can try OTC miconazole or clotrimazole. Can perhaps add a little hydrocortisone cream at same time. Several possible diagnoses, exam needed. ...Read more

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I have an itchy/redness scrotum for awhile now, it hasn't gone away with trying anti fungal creams, sprays, baby rash cream has not worked either.?

I have an itchy/redness scrotum for awhile now, it hasn't gone away with trying anti fungal creams, sprays, baby rash cream has not worked either.?

Leave it alone: Scrotal itching and rash isn't usually due to fungal infection, which is more likely to affect the the groin (e.g. Inner thighs) than the scrotum itself. Scrotal rashes are more often due to dry skin or excessive scratching. The best thing to do is to avoid over-washing, especially with soap and hot water, and avoid scratching. In other words: leave your balls alone, and they'll get better. ...Read more

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I have a itchy/red scrotum for along time, I don't scratch, I've tried-no soap, cerave soap, shampoo doesn't get on it, baby rash cream, anti fungal creams?

I have a itchy/red scrotum for along time, I don't scratch, I've tried-no soap, cerave soap, shampoo doesn't get on it, baby rash cream, anti fungal creams?

One more try: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, a diagnosis that is as tough to say as it is to write! Fortunately, it is usually easy to treat. Try some triamcinalone 0.1% ointment twice daily. It is a chronic condition and will return so only treat it when it bothers you. ...Read more

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My 3+ weeks Baby had boils on inner thighs near genital area and also on scrotum. Siloderm Cream cleared boils leaving broken skin. Was it safe?

My 3+ weeks Baby had boils on inner thighs near genital area and also on scrotum. Siloderm Cream cleared boils leaving broken skin. Was it safe?

No harm: I don't think you did any harm but it sounds like your baby had/has a staph infection. There are no antibiotics in siloderm. I think if you are seeing open lesions, he should be checked and receive antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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My infant son has a swollen area on his pelvis that wasn't there a few hours ago?

My infant son has a swollen area on his pelvis that wasn't there a few hours ago?

Could be a hernia: If your baby is not in severe pain, you can contact your doctor's office to schedule a routine appointment to have it checked out. If your son is having pain, vomiting or any other worrisome symptoms, it's best to be seen right away. Hernias may present as a bulge in the groin and that condition can be diagnosed by a physical exam. Sometimes the bulging comes and goes, but best to call your doctor. ...Read more

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Small ball in left scrotum?

Small ball in left scrotum?

Need more info: Need more info. Do you feel one small testis on the left? Do you feel a normal testis and an additional small "ball"? If two "balls" on left side are they connected or do they feel separate? This could be just a small testis, spermatocele, epididymal cyst, varicocele, or an abnormal growth. Either way see your urologist and have an examination and likely a scrotal ultrasound to sort this out. ...Read more

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What doctors remove the scrotum?

What doctors remove the scrotum?

Urologist is choice.: Would you please let me know why you have this question? Do you really mean to remove the scrotum (sac) or the testes inside the sac? If really indicated for their removal, urological surgeon is the choice to perform. If facing dilemma on what to do with health-related issues, peruse articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Welcome to contact me for clarification. ...Read more

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Huge boil on right scrotum. Hurts?

Huge boil on right scrotum. Hurts?

See a urologist: You need to be on antibiotics and have the boil drained. That will take care of the problem & the pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pressure on my scrotum from sitting?

Here are some. ..: Wear scrotal support (jack short) and loose pants, and beware how to sit; all together, the unwanted pressure will be ease. Meanshile, bring the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of the symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time to Doc for analysis + physicals + tests as needed to define what the underlying cause may be and how to handle such in the future. ...Read more

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Why is my scrotum enlarged red and hot?

Why is my scrotum enlarged red and hot?

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. ...Read more

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Should I apply cortisone on my scrotum?

Should I apply cortisone on my scrotum?

Can't say: If you have a condition that requires cortisone treatment to the scrotum, then you should follow your doctor's prescription. I do not recommend applying cortisone anywhere without a medical reason. ...Read more