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If my newborn’s scrotum is all swollen and puffy, what does it mean?

If my newborn’s scrotum is all swollen and puffy, what does it mean?

May be a hydrocele: In a small but significant number of newborn boys (about 10%) there is an amount of fluid that fills the scrotum around the testicles. This is called a hydrocele. Usually it resolves over the first year of life and causes no harm. If the scrotum looks red or gets bigger you should have your baby evaluated immediately by your pediatrician to rule out a hernia or problem with the testicle. ...Read more

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If my newborn has a lump in his scrotum, does he have a hernia?

If my newborn has a lump in his scrotum, does he have a hernia?

Maybe: A lump in your baby's scrotum could be related to a hernia, which is a piece of the intestine that finds it way to the scrotal sac. Or the swelling in the scrotum could be a hydrocele, an accumulation of fluid in the scrotum. Or it could signal trauma to the area, or a torsion, which happens when the testicle twists upon itself, which can be serious. Ask your doctor to check your baby's scrotum. ...Read more

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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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How safe are saline infusions into the.Scrotum to enlarge? I've seen fetish videos and am curious to try it.

Unsafe: Do not have anything to do with anyone who suggests such a procedure.Unless the saline is inected inro a previously surgically placed tissue expander. This is occasionally used in very young children who require scrotal expansion to accomodate undescended testes or a testicular prosthesis. Saline infusions could well become infected and cause an abscess. Would be temporary till saline is absorbed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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What does itchy scrotum with small bums mean?

What does itchy scrotum with small bums mean?

Need more info...: Few causes may be responsible for Itchy small bumps on the scrotum, like hot rashes, eczema, insect bites, fungal skin infection, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, etc. But to surely define what they may be, one has to review & analyze the detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of symptoms + findings of physical exam. How? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish to health. ...Read more

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What does it means to have only the right side of scrotum little red and itch?

What does it means to have only the right side of scrotum little red and itch?

See answer : Redness and itching of the scrotum usually related either to a fungal/yeast infection (jock itch) or to some type of irritant that has come into contact with the skin: perfumed soaps, scented detergents, fabric softener, spermicidal products, or some other chemical. If fungal, keep area clean and dry and apply antifungal cream/powder. If irritant, avoid irritant and apply steroid cream to area. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one testi hangs much lower and feels looser in scrotum?

No worries: Very normal finding. As long as everything works as it should, do not worry. Howver, good idea to check your testicles (fellas) once a month for lumps bumps. If you note one, see your health care provider. Hope this helps. Good Luck. ...Read more

Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more