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What causes chronic itching in scrotum?

my male partner spends hours scratching his balls especially at night it wakes me up he has been to the drs and got cream etc for this but says it dosent help he also likes his balls gently scratching im thinking this is maybe a pleasure thing for him no
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
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Hi,

Possible reasons:
1. Infection of the skin - most probably fungal
2. Fluid collection in the layers of the scrotum around the testis - hydrocele
3. Early infection of the testis.
4. Swelling in the skin- like sebaceous cyst
Physical examination is a must and only that can clinch the diagnosis. An ultrasound scan may be necessary to look at the testes and the scrotal sac.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein, General Surgeon
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What causes chronic itching in scrotum?

Hi, Possible reasons: 1. Infection of the skin - most probably fungal 2. Fluid collection in the layers of the scrotum around the testis - hydrocele 3. Early infection of the testis. 4. Swelling in the skin- like sebaceous cyst Physical examination is a must and only that can clinch the diagnosis. An ultrasound scan may be necessary to look at the testes and the scrotal sac. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein, General Surgeon