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Itchy Scrotum

Many conditions can cause the scrotum to itch. The folds of skin in the crotch are a warm and moist place, which make it most suitable for the growth of fungi and bacteria. A symptom of itchy scrotum may be related to jock itch, eczema, dermatitis, sexually transmitted infections, etc.

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Why does my penis shrinks halfway when I sit down?

Query: Hello doctor, I had rashes around my scrotum that lasted for about a month and then wet away with anti-fungal medications. A day or two later, I noticed my left testicle was four times bigger than the size of another testicle. It is shiny. And I was diagnosed with hydrocele. There is no change in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fungal infections are usually recurrent. And also, fungal infection tends to get a secondary infection of bacteria which causes enlargement of testicles and stretching of testicular skin. Hydrocele cannot be confirmed based on appearance alone. An ultrasound of the s...  Read Full »

Reason for bumps, pain, and itching penis post oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor,This has been an ongoing issue for a year after unprotected oral sex. I am 31 years old and was not very sexually active previously. I have had no issues previously, so I am quite sure that this was a result of the sexual contact. The primary concern is the appearance of the penis. Ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. These are pearly penile papules. They are pearly white dome-shaped papules present on coronal margins and on the glans penis. They are seen more commonly in uncircumcised males. Differential diagnoses are hypertroph...  Read Full »

I have itchy lesions on my scrotum and thighs. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 years old and have itchy lesions on the left part of my scrotum. I also have rashes and itching on the thighs and belly region.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history provided, you have scabies that is not visible to the naked eye. Instead, they present with red pimple-like bumps with intense itching, especially at night. They may be present throughout the body, including private areas and web spaces between the...  Read Full »

Suggest a medicine to cure the ulcer over my scrotum.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a sore or ulcer on my scrotum for the past three to four days, which is not painful unless I rub or clean it. Before it developed, I had severe itching, so I rubbed it for relief. I did not have any sexual intercourse, but I do masturbate. I accidentally wore a wet dress and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You need not worry about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) because there is no history of sexual intercourse. It might be due to folliculitis or other infection. Wear loose...  Read Full »

I have a rash on the top of my penis, and my scrotum is itching. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing a rash on my penis head and itching under the scrotum. The rash seems to get worse after sex or masturbation. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The symptoms could be due to balanitis caused by friction and rubbing or possible candidal balanoposthitis. I suggest you follow the below instructions: Apply Clotrimazole cream (Candid cream) twice daily in the m...  Read Full »

What is the management for itchy scrotum and erectile dysfunction.

Query: Hello doctor, As I have been suffering from an itchy scrotum and erectile dysfunction for more than two years now, I was wondering if I could receive a consultation for solving my problem. Often it could get painful and very scratchy.   Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. From the symptoms described, I feel that the itchy scrotum and the erectile dysfunction are most likely not related to each other. Firstly, about the erectile dysfunction, was it sudden in onset or did you notice a gradual decline in the ...  Read Full »

Is itchy scrotum a sign of STD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have scrotum itch, which has been persistent over the years (less than five years) with no other symptoms. There are no visible blisters or warts. It itches throughout the day. I see a slight difference in skin appearance, i.e., whitish patch when I use apple cider vinegar to clean the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is probably lichen simplex chronicus, i.e., skin thickening, due to the habit of frequent rubbing. But please add a photo of the affected area to make sure of the diagnosis.  Read Full »

How to treat itchy scrotum?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pins and needles like itch on my scrotum, for the past three years. I scratch it raw sometimes, and cannot really sleep. I cannot wear tight pants anymore, because of this, and it is starting to ruin my sex life. It just itches all the time, and sometimes makes my inner thigh a...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the history you provided, it seems either you have scabies infection or scrotal dermatitis. Scabies is an infection in which tiny itchy bumps appear on genitals and sometimes on the body also, with more itching at night. Scrotal dermat...  Read Full »

What to do for itchy scrotum with pimples on it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having intense itching on my scrotum and penis and along the sides of my thighs, and also, some hard pimples are there on my scrotum. It occurred a week ago. I used Clobetasol propionate G, and there was no difference. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dhanta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to per your history, there are two possibilities either you have scabies or fungal infection, and treatments for both are different. Before deciding on the treatment, I suggest you send me a photograph of the affected area.Regards.  Read Full »

I am having scrotum itching. Kindly advise what has to be done.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from groin fungal infection for a long time. It had healed six months ago by Onabet and some anti-fungal pills, but now it is back. This time it is scrotum itching. Also, on the penis. There are small dots on the penis and the top is red and a bit swelled up, maybe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreelakshmi. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. From your description and clinical pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that your symptoms are due to a condition called scrotal dermatitis. The cause is multifactorial. It may be due to irritation from clothin...  Read Full »

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