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Since basically the fall of '07, I have been having a very irritated feeling on my scrotum/shaft. I feel like I am sweating there more than I should be, the skin there feels very sticky, and there is a slight burning type feeling on my scrotum. The skin on the scrotum is also kind of shiny at times. Basically every time I separate my penis from my scrotum it's like peeling off a band-aid, although not as extreme. I went to a urologist in December for both this and dull testicular pain. He said I had a varicocele, but no skin irritation or anything. I had a bilateral varicocelectomy in April.

Could the increased temperature from the varicocele be causing this uncomfortable feeling(if it was successful, it hasn't gone away just yet)? The left side is very high grade. Is this all in my head? I used to use a lot of baby powder, which makes me feel how I think I should feel. Is there anything I could use to make it go away without causing harm if I don't actually have anything?

Thanks.


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replied May 20th, 2008
Mens Conditions Answer A4144
Varicocele (enlarged testicular veins) causes an increase of the local temperature. An increase in temperature is small but enough to disturb the spermatozoid production (spermatogenesis) and to cause male sterility. That local temperature increase usually can’t cause skin irritation.Given your description (burning feeling and peeling) you could be experiencing a yeast infection or eczema of the scrotal skin.








You can consult a dermatologist about this.











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