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Your Scrotal Redness May Also be Known as:
Flushed genitals
Flushed scrotum
Flushed testicle
Flushed testicles
Genital blushing
Genital flushing
Genital redness
Red genitals
Red scrotum
Red testicle

Top 5 Scrotal Redness Causes

  1. 1.Epididymitis

    Epididymitis is swelling (inflammation) of the epididymis, a tube that sits on top of the testicle and is involved in making sperm. Most cases of inflammation are due to an infection.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours in order to find out the cause of the infection. If the cause is bacterial, which is common in this condition, antibiotics are prescribed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, fever, chills, vomiting, pain in one testicle
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  2. 2.Scabies

    Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by mites that produce an itchy rash on the body.

    You and those you have been in contact with should visit a primary care physician within the next 24 hours, where a diagnosis can be made. Treatment with medical creams will kill the mites and their eggs. Please limit contact with other persons during this time.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    feeling itchy or tingling all over, butt itch, scrotal itch, penis itch, penile redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Scabies

    Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by mites that produce an itchy rash on the body.

    You and those you have been in contact with should visit a primary care physician within the next 24 hours, where a diagnosis can be made. Treatment with medical creams will kill the mites and their eggs. Please limit contact with other persons during this time.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    feeling itchy or tingling all over, penile redness, penis itch, groin itch, scrotal itch
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Intermittent Testicular Torsion

    Testicular torsion occurs when the testicle rotates which cuts off the testicle's blood supply. This causes severe pain and swelling. In the case of intermittent testicular torsion, the testicle de-rotates itself and symptoms resolve.

    Intermittent testicular torsion resolves itself; however, it is likely to happen again and could be more severe. Talk with your doctor about an elective surgery than can permanently fix this problem.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, vomiting, testicle pain that comes and goes, pain in one testicle, testicular swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with intermittent testicular torsion:
    testicle pain that comes and goes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Testicular Torsion

    Testicular torsion occurs when the testicle rotates which cuts off the testicle's blood supply. This causes severe pain and swelling.

    Testicular torsion is likely to require emergency surgery. You should go to the nearest ER.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, vomiting, testicle pain, pain in one testicle, testicular swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with testicular torsion:
    testicle pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Scrotal Redness

  • Q.Is your testicle redness constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you notice anything going on with your testicles or scrotum?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our scrotal redness symptom checker.

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Scrotal Redness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced scrotal redness have also experienced:

    • 15% Testicle Pain
    • 13% Scrotal Itch
    • 8% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
  • People who have experienced scrotal redness had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 24% Less Than a Week
    • 12% Two Weeks to a Month
  • People who have experienced scrotal redness were most often matched with:

    • 56% Epididymitis
    • 16% Scabies
    • 3% Scabies

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