For the last month and a half my testicles have been very itchy, whenever im at home or sitting down in a warm area its not bothersome. But whenever i am moving around at work or just light walking they begin to itch. I cant resist the itch because its so painful little shots, iv been to a clinic. He gave me some painkiller medicine said give it time, he checked for testicle cancer and some other easy 5 minute tests. I than went to a dermatologist to get a second opinion he prescribed Biafine to me said wait up to 2 weeks and see if the problem is gone. Its been around that amount of time now and i don't notice to much of a change, the pain is always more intense when I am cold and moving. My testicles seem very big at times, like they are swollen maybe i don't notice to much sensitivity. Whenever i itch my scrotum i notice that they get very red and you can see the change of color very easily. Sometimes also when i pee i feel discomfort for 5 minutes or so than it is gone, Iv never urinated blood before or anything. Iv started to take vitamins and iv been using the prescript ed cream every day, i also keep my scrotum very clean. I clean the area very good, and i change my boxer briefs 1 to 2 times a day just to see if it makes a difference. The pain that this is causing is just an annoyance i cant do anything that involves excessive walking without having to worry about it flaring up and continues itching. I did shave my scrotum about 2 months ago, and it seemed to only make everything worse than it already was. Could it possibly be:
Things iv tried :
Shaving “made it worse”
Hydro cortisone “didn't notice anything”
Biafine “haven't noticed any changes”
Gold bond “anti itch cream”
Lodtrium Spray “anti fungal jock itch” didn't notice any change.
Baby powder “ used for 2 days, only seemed to worsen it”
What do you think I should do?
What do you think is causing the problem?
Does it seem very serious or is it a normal thing ?
I have had a problem for eight months now. I wouldn't say that it itches, it is slightly pink to red then turns deep red when walking. The feeling is closer to being poked by a pin in random spots. When I am working and walking a lot it shrinks real tight and feels like my underwear are filled with tacks. I saw four dermatologists a allergist and my family doctor three times. The dermatologist says eczema because everything, that they don't understand, is eczema. They have given me all kinds of creams and ointments and nothing works. A few times the area around the scrotum including my legs turned red. Then it itched like mad. The only thing that worked at that time was fungal spray. The cortisone creams made it worse. You are among at least thirty other guys that have the same symptoms. Ive tried moisturizers and ointments to the point that I had puddles in by underwear. They didn't accomplish anything.
Yes, i dont know exsactly what it is. And i have no clue honestly, i dont see my self lasting 8 months with this. Id rather chop them off, it seems that the dermatologist forum can never be posted on its always at its limit. Is anything working for you?
Nothing has worked. I've been tested for everything. I had four tests for herpes all negative. tested for lupus, Hiv, diabetes etc etc. I have excellent insurance but can't find an excellent doctor. I to feel like cutting them off. I came home from work in tears one day. I work in construction and with climbing ladders and such it hurts like he--. I had two biopsies, thats when they take a skin sample. They turned up negative for everything. One doctor said it was in my head. Good thing my wife was there or I would be writing from prison. The only thing that seemed to make a difference was staying away from sugar and processed foods.
Check out red scrotum syndrome on the net you will find the other medical site with hundreds of posts from other men.
I told the dermatologist. If they don't come up with something, I'll go play in traffic. I have friends with eczema and psoriasis and this isn't close.
Their is no cure for eczema. They make to much money off of treating symptoms. Supposedly hydro cortisone cream works and moisturizers.
Nothing has worked for me, if that is what I have. I have an appointment with a professor of dermatology from University of Penn. Maybe he will actually listen and test rather than assuming it's eczema because thats what it was on the last ten patients. They should only pay doctors when they cure patients not torture them with creams that don't work.
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