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What causes a spontaneous bleed from the scrotum?

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What causes a spontaneous bleed from the scrotum?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

Since when do you have this bleeding ?

Where exactly are you bleeding from ?

Do you have any pain / tenderness over the area ?

Do you have a fever / any other symptom ?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
This bleeding occurred once early in the morning and stopped as spontaneously as it started after a few minutes. The blood came from what looked like a "pin prick" on the side of the scrotum. When it stopped there was no discoloration. There was no pain, tenderness, fever or any other symptom.
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

Is the skin over your scrotum otherwise normal ?


How much bleeding did you notice ?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
The skin is otherwise normal.
Maybe a half ounce.
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.



This spontaneous bleeding can ocur spontaneously from a skin fold on the scrotum because of fragile scrotal skin that becomes thinner with age.


As there is no sign of infection or a skin lesion over that area, this is most likely from ruptured fragile skin.


You can apply OTC Antibiotic ointment like Neosporin over the area to prevent an infection.


Wearing padding under your inner clothes would help apply gentle pressure over the area and prevent a rebleed.


Kind Regards,





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