Definition of Scrotum:

The loose bag of skin under the penis that contains the testicles.

Also: Scrotal, Scrotal Sac

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Consequences of Vasectomy

...the condition
“...A review of the literature would suggest that techniques in which the cords are not tied off (open-ended) can reduce the incidence of post-vasectomy scrotal pain.”

Fungal Skin / Nail Infection

...the condition
“...The skin of the scrotum and penis are usually spared, a feature that helps distinguish this condition from some other skin diseases with similar symptoms...”
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Genital Warts

...related topic
“Single or clusters of soft, cauliflower-like growths in and around the vagina, anus, penis, groin, and scrotal area.  Also called Condylomata acuminata...”

Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“...Some of the tests for males include: Physical examination – checking the scrotum for lumps or abnormalities; Blood tests to measure testosterone, iron, prolactin and cortisol levels; Semen analysis; Testicular biopsy; Genetic studies; MRI, CT scan, or ultrasound scan – to...”

Hypogonadism, Male

...the condition
“...low serum testosterone levels, but with gonadotropins in the normal or low range ... Regression of secondary sexual characteristics (growth and maturation of prostate, seminal vesicles, penis, and scrotum; the development of male hair distribution, including facial, pubic, chest, axillary hair; laryngeal enlargement; vocal chord thickening; alterations in body musculature; fat distribution)...”

Interstitial Cystitis

...related topic
“...Symptoms include an urgent need to urinate, both daytime and nighttime; pressure, pain and tenderness around the bladder, pelvis and perineum (the area between the anus and vagina or the anus and scrotum) which may increase as the bladder fills and decrease as it empties during urination; a bladder that won't hold as much urine as it did before; pain during sexual intercourse; in men...”

Male Infertility (Low Sperm Count)

...the condition
“...may hasten the death of sperm and lower sperm count; Tight-fitting jeans and underwear that heat the scrotum and testes, thereby inhibiting sperm production; Smoking – smoking cigarettes may impair male fertility since it is known to reduce sperm count and sperm lifespan; Drugs – the use of cocaine...”

Nephrotic Syndrome

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“As nephrotic syndrome progresses, edema is noticed in the eyelids, hands, feet, knees, abdomen and (in males) scrotum.”
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Poor Prostate Health

...the condition
“...The symptoms to look for are ... Thickening or excess fluid in the scrotum...”


...the condition
“...any of the following: fever, chills, urinary frequency, frequent urination at night, difficulty urinating, burning or painful urination, perineal (referring to the perineum, the area between the scrotum and the anus) and low-back pain, joint or muscle pain, tender or swollen prostate, blood in the urine, or painful ejaculation...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...The chancre usually appears on the external genitalia (glans penis, inner and outer lobes of the foreskin, seldom on the skin of the scrotum and pubis, on the major and minor lips), but can also appear in the anal canal or mouth, on the tongue, lips, nipples or throat (tonsils)...”


...related topic
“Egg-shaped sex glands in the scrotum that secrete male hormones such as testosterone, and produce sperm.”

Testicular Cancer

...the condition
“...Besides lumps, if a man notices any other abnormality – an enlarged testicle, a feeling of heaviness or sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum, a dull ache in the lower abdomen or groin, or enlargement or tenderness of the breasts, this should be investigated...”

Testicular Torsion

...the condition
“Testicular torsion occurs when a testicle rotates inside the scrotum, twisting the spermatic cord and reducing or even cutting off the blood supply to the testicle...”

Testosterone a treatment
“...bone density and strength, and stimulation of linear growth and bone maturation; and virilizing effects such as maturation of the sex organs, particularly the penis and the formation of the scrotum in fetuses, and after birth (usually at puberty) a deepening of the voice, growth of the beard and axillary hair...”
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