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Reddish and itchy skin underside scrotum. Found small lesions there and its painful when itched or scratched. What to do? Please help.

Reddish and itchy skin underside scrotum. Found small lesions there and its painful when itched or scratched. What to do? Please help.

Let a doc look at it: From your description it could be something caused by fungus/yeast (e.g. jock itch), it could be viral (e.g. herpes), it could be contact dermatitis, or even caused by bacteria. I have to suggest you show it to a doctor, and discuss it in more detail. He/she should be able to diagnose and treat it, whatever it is. ...Read more

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Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more


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I have scaly white flakes on my scrotum and mid afternoon/ evening my scrotal skin is extremely painful and itchy. What do I do?

I have scaly white flakes on my scrotum and mid afternoon/ evening my scrotal skin is extremely painful and itchy. What do I do?

Probably a fungus: infection. You will need topical and probably systemic treatment. See a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Scrotum is painful and itchy. No lumps nor pus. 14 year old kid. Possible causes?

Scrotum is painful and itchy. No lumps nor pus. 14 year old kid. Possible causes?

Sounds benign: Scrotal pain is probably from him scratching so much that it caused skin irritation and now it is hurting him. You may apply vaseline or aquaphor ointment to keep the skin moist. If no better go see you pediatrician. ...Read more

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Large lump starting at anus and goes all the way up to the start of scrotum. No itchiness or discharge. Painful?

Large lump starting at anus and goes all the way up to the start of scrotum. No itchiness or discharge. Painful?

It is painful?: If it is painful, it is very likely to be an abscess - a collection of pus under the skin. Start with soaking and ice, but if this gets bigger, more painful, red, or starts to weep, you will need to see a physician. If this is an abscess, it will need to be opened. Also could be thrombosed hemorrhoid. That will get better with time, soaking, and ice. ...Read more

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I hve a red bump just like a pimple near my scrotal sac in the thigh fold. It's not painful nor itchy . What it could be.

I hve a red bump just like a pimple near my scrotal sac in the thigh fold. It's not painful nor itchy . What it could be.

See your doctor: There are many things that could be causing that bump, and none can be diagnosed without an exam. Please see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have this chancre-like on scrotum that is painful and itchy and other deform rashes. They are itchy, red, painful. Could it be syphilis?

How do I know if I have this chancre-like on scrotum that is painful and itchy and other deform rashes. They are itchy, red, painful. Could it be syphilis?

Syphilis: Primary syphilis does include genital sores called chancres, but they are usually painless. http://tinyurl.com/8fzkvwt they look like large, round bug bites that are hard, and usually show up 10-90 days after exposure. They also usually heal up within 6 weeks -- but if untreated, syphilis moves on to further stages. Please see your doctor for any questions about sores on your scrotum. ...Read more