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My 2 year old is red swollen painful around his scrotum

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my 2 year old is red swollen painful around his scrotum should i take him to the doctor or is it nappy rash?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 years ago.


Since how long? Is it only red or some rash is present? Any other symptom? Is the scrotum or testis itself swollen? Any past illness? Any treatment taken?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Hi this redness has been present for 24 hours he is in extreme itermitant. It is just red with no rash, it is the actual scrotum and surrounding area of the groin that is swollen. He currently suffers from a hiatus hernia and takes ranitidine and domperidone to relieve the reflux symptoms.

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Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

As there is no rash, he is extremely irritant, the most probably it is an inflammation of the testis. In nappy rash there can be some irritation, redness but not very extreme. Torsion of the testis, though less common in this age group which is a medical emergency, should be ruled out too. It will need a consultation with doctor urgently for examination and investigation to get the precise diagnosis.

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