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Can Scrotal Cellulitis make you Sterile?

Can Scrotal Cellulitis make you Sterile?

Almost certainly not: Cellulitis is a skin infection and generally doesn't penetrate below skin level. Therefore, it is unlikely your scrotal contents (testicles, blood vessels, sperm tubes) will be harmful, except maybe in unusually severe infections. Check with your doctor, but probably there is no reason to worry about your fertility. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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How long before scrotal cellulitis becomes dangerous? Most common signs and symptoms of scrotal cellulitis?

How long before scrotal cellulitis becomes dangerous? Most common signs and symptoms of scrotal cellulitis?

Get to a doctor: Inflammation, tenderness, swelling. It may be secondary to a superficial skin infection or inflammation of the testis, and urgent evaluation is necessary. If left untreated infections can progress and become life-threatening. Patients who are more susceptible to these infections are diabetics and men who are immunocomprimised. Signs and symptoms are skin discoloration (red), swelling, tenderness. ...Read more

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My scrotum for the past one week has been turning pale to dark red to pale. Is this cellulitis? How would I know if this was cellulitis?

My scrotum for the past one week has been turning pale to dark red to pale. Is this cellulitis? How would I know if this was cellulitis?

Unlikely: Cellulitis, an inflammatory and usually infectious condition of the skin presents with redness, warmth, pain and tenderness and hardening of the tissues with swelling. If these are occurring see a doctor immediately before this gets very serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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My scrotum is the size of a softball and red and little hard I think it's part of my cellulitis on my stomach. What do I do?

My scrotum is the size of a softball and red and little hard I think it's part of my cellulitis on my stomach. What do I do?

Get seen now: I trust this is all-of-a-sudden and that it's not a hernia. I trust that you otherwise feel well with your usual exercise tolerance. I suspect that something is blocking the veins and/or lymphatics from your scrotum. I'm concerned that you may actually have a clot in a pelvic vein, and there may be more to the "cellulitis" on your abdomen than anyone has suspected so far. ...Read more

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I was having fungal infections for 5 years under scrotum. Was taking fluconazole 150mg. But now its spreading more. Appears as cellulitis. Please help?

I was having fungal infections for 5 years under scrotum. Was taking fluconazole 150mg. But now its spreading more. Appears as cellulitis. Please help?

Here are some. ..: Four things need to be made sure of: 1. correct diagnosis? 2. combined topical antifungal + steroid use and systemic antifungal drug, & 3. rid the environments (moist+ warm + deep skin folds -usually from obesity), & 4. healthy lifestyle. The effort to carry out these 4 things gives best possible opportunity to control tinea corporis... If cellulitis is evident, topical betadine + oral antibiotic ...Read more

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I've got a cellulitis in my pelvis and hip detected by MRI scan possible aerhritis what is meant to do?

I've got a cellulitis in my pelvis and hip detected by MRI scan possible aerhritis what is meant to do?

Possible infection a: Possible infection and possible arthritis. Medical evaluation essential asap for the former; rheumatologic evaluation, for the latter. ...Read more

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Causes of cellulitis in vagina?

Causes of cellulitis in vagina?

Bacterial infection: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection. It's impossible for me to know which bacteria is causing this, but you would be wise to make sure you don't have a sexually transmitted infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sunburn cause cellulitis in diabetics?

Can sunburn cause cellulitis in diabetics?

A deep burn can.: Sunburn can be quite extensive and may even cause second degree burns in some people. If blisters from then the skin is weakened and can open leading to infection. ...Read more

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How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

Yes and no: A sunburn can open the skin barrier to surface germs that can enter the oozing open wound and cause cellulitis or impetigo. Keeping the burn clean and using antibiotic sprays or ointments can prevent this. If it is progressing, see the doc for additional measures. ...Read more

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How long to completely recover from Cellulitis? Does Cellulitis stay in your body forever? Does Cellulitis cause nerve damage?

How long to completely recover from Cellulitis? Does Cellulitis stay in your body forever? Does Cellulitis cause nerve damage?

Depends: Cellulitis is inflammation of the skin and underlying soft tissue in a certain area. It can have many causes, and the duration of it will depend on how long it takes the underlying cause, such as infection, to resolve. It can take anywhere from a day or two to a few weeks. Sometimes it requires an operation to remove the affected tissue. It is rare for nerves to be permanently affected. ...Read more

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What causes cellulitis?

What causes cellulitis?

Bacteria: Infection inside the skin with swelling and heat which requires oral antibiotics for 10 days. Recurrences are possible. Treat any athletes foot infection to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What could cause cellulitis to reoccur?

What could cause cellulitis to reoccur?

Reinfected: Usually it is re-infection not re-occurrence. For example, when a person developed cellulitis on lower legs, he/she might have fungal infection involving feet, toe webs or toes. The fungal infection causes open wound in those areas. Later, bactiriae might enter these channels, reaching lower legs and developing the cellulitis again. The fungal infection should be treated in the first palce. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could fleabites cause cellulitis and what is it?

Not directly: Fleabites directly do not cause cellulitis. However there is surrounding inflammation which can become itchy and if you scratch these bites you can transfer the bacteria from your nails into the flea bite. This can then become infected and cause cellulitis ...Read more

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What is the cause of cellulitis of the skin?

What is the cause of cellulitis of the skin?

Many causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Does cellulitis cause meningitis? I heard it could.

Does cellulitis cause meningitis? I heard it could.

Rarely: This infection is usually confined to the tissues involved. Normal immune factors keep it in check unless it is ignored and extends due to lack of treatment. Someone with a compromised immune system would be at higher risk. Your routine cellulitis is rarely if ever going to enter the blood to travel to the brain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of preseptal cellulitis and how can it be treated?

Bacterial infection: Preseptal cellulitis is usually a bacterial infection of the tissues surrounding the eye. It is treated with systemic antibiotics, often augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but can be others depending on the patient and the presumed source of infection. It should be followed closely because it can spread through the orbital septum and affect the eye and orbital tissues. ...Read more

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What is cellulitis? How it causes? Need to avoid any food to prevent it become worse? How to treat it?

What's the cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause bruising?

Can cellulitis cause bruising?

Yes: It cause discoloration and be associated with a hemorraghic skin color. This will resolve slowly after the cellulitis is treated. It is important to prevent recurrences by treating any athletes foot infection which is often a portal of entry. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause flu like symptoms?

Not typically: Cellulitis is defined as a localized skin infection which should be diagnosed by warmth, redness, tenderness and possible swelling. Flu like symptoms would include generalized body aches, fever, fatigue, and possible cough or congestion. Flu (influenza) is a virus while cellulitis is typically bacterial. However if cellulitis spreads to the blood then some flu like symptoms could be possible. ...Read more

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I have this and it's caused cellulitis on my arm all the way to my armpit, what is the best solution.

I have this and it's caused cellulitis on my arm all the way to my armpit, what is the best solution.

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil. If it is extending up your arm SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION YOU MAY NEED IV ANTIBIOTICS. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of IV VS oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION SINCE INFECTION IS PROGRESSING ...Read more

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One cousing said he had something called well's syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis?). What causes it?

One cousing said he had something called well's syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis?). What causes it?

Wells Syndrome: Wells syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis) is an uncommon condition of unknown etiology. The presentation usually involves a mildly pruritic or tender cellulitis-like eruption with typical histologic features characterized by edema, flame figures, and a marked infiltrate of eosinophils in the dermis. Papular and nodular eruptions at the clinical presentation have also been reported. ...Read more

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Can coliform bacteria cause cellulitis? I live in a mobile home park and several of our seniors now have cellulitis. Could this be the cause?

Can coliform bacteria cause cellulitis? I live in a mobile home park and several of our seniors now have cellulitis. Could this be the cause?

Unlikely: Cellulitis of skin and skin structures is usually due to staphylococcus and streptococcus. Coliforms can potentially infect the skin but this is not likely. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause death?

Can cellulitis cause death?

Yes: Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis be caused from a cell biopsy?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis occurs when one or more types of bacteria enter through a crack or break in your skin. The two most common types of bacteria that are causes of cellulitis are streptococcus and staphylococcus. The incidence of a more serious staphylococcus infection called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasing. Yes, the biopsy site could have become infected. ...Read more

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Is MRSA the main cause of cellulitis nowadays?

Cellulitis: The majority of cellulitis infections are caused by infection with either strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus) bacteria.
The most common bacteria that cause cellulitis are beta-hemolytic streptococci (groups a, b, c, g, and f). A form of rather superficial cellulitis caused by strep is called erysipelas. However, MRSA cellulitis is on the rise. ...Read more

Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more