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What is the cause of a bright red scrotum?

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Posted on Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Question: my scrotum is bright red?? what is this??
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Answered by Dr. Yogesh D (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs examination by a skin specialist and surgeon.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

A bright red scrotum in the absence of testicular pain would indicate scrotal skin inflammation/infection.

It would be useful if you can upload some photographs of the scrotum and also describe the condition in more detail.

1. Do you have any pain the area?

2. Is there some kind of discharge/fluid coming out of the scrotal skin?

3. Since how many days do you have this issue?

4. Has the scrotal size increased in the recent days?

5. Do you have any pain?

6. Could you localise the pain to whether the scrotal skin or deeper inside the scrotum, that is, the testis?

7. Is this on one particular side or on both the sides?

Please do get back to me with answers and a few images so that I can help you further.

Till then I would advice you to keep the area dry.

Wear soft cotton underwear.

Do not apply any over the counter skin lotions or ointments.

You can however apply Mupirocin ointment twice a day.

Please do consider vising either a skin specialist or a surgeon to get yourself examined at the earliest to rule out serious conditions.

Wishing you speedy recovery.

Take care
Dr. Yogesh D
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What is the cause of a bright red scrotum?

Brief Answer: Needs examination by a skin specialist and surgeon. Detailed Answer: Hi, A bright red scrotum in the absence of testicular pain would indicate scrotal skin inflammation/infection. It would be useful if you can upload some photographs of the scrotum and also describe the condition in more detail. 1. Do you have any pain the area? 2. Is there some kind of discharge/fluid coming out of the scrotal skin? 3. Since how many days do you have this issue? 4. Has the scrotal size increased in the recent days? 5. Do you have any pain? 6. Could you localise the pain to whether the scrotal skin or deeper inside the scrotum, that is, the testis? 7. Is this on one particular side or on both the sides? Please do get back to me with answers and a few images so that I can help you further. Till then I would advice you to keep the area dry. Wear soft cotton underwear. Do not apply any over the counter skin lotions or ointments. You can however apply Mupirocin ointment twice a day. Please do consider vising either a skin specialist or a surgeon to get yourself examined at the earliest to rule out serious conditions. Wishing you speedy recovery. Take care Dr. Yogesh D