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    What causes irritation, hardness and swelling between the scrotum and leg?

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: irritation and hardness and swelling between scrotum and leg. took place overnight. cold sweats and diarhea on first day but better on third day. on right side only.
Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possible inguinal abscess

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
This may indicate possible inguinal abscess or carbuncle and you should treat it with antibiotics such amoxicilin, apply cold compresses and take ibuprofen. However,if you are diabetic, have fever or swelling progresses oyou need to see surgeon immediately since incision and drainage or abscess may be required.Wish you good health. Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 22 hours later
can this problem resolve itself without my seeing a doctor. if so how long should i wait. its hard for me to get out. it has seemed to have peaked after 3 days.
Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Antibiotics are required

Detailed Answer:
You can put cold compresses,take ibuprofen and keep good hygiene but antibiotics are required so you should get it in pharmacy or by your doctor. Some serious issues may start on this way such as Fourniers gangrene so any worsening or fever should be reported to ER. Wish you good health. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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