You probably had to deal with breakouts on your face, but did you know that these pimples can sometimes appear on your balls? If you have ever found a small red spot on the skin of your scrotum, you may have wondered if it is harmful or not if you state the situation.
So is a pimple on your balls a cause for concern? To find out more about why they appear and what you should do about it, we have talked with Dr. Jamin V Brahmbhatt, MD, spoken.
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First things first: Pimples on your balls are completely normal.
They appear in your scrotum for the same reasons that they appear in other places, such as: Through diet, hormones or stress. A small red spot on the skin of your balls is probably not a concern ̵
"The man must 100% ensure that the site is located on the scrotum itself, and not in the testicles ," says Dr. Jamin V. Brahmbhatt, MD. "When it's really in the skin, most pimples [or] bumps on the scrotal skin are benign." (If you find that the lump is actually in your testicle, you should make an appointment with your doctor.)
If you are sure the pimple is in the scrotum, what should you do about it?
It may be hard to resist the urge to pop a pimple, but Brahmbhatt says you should take it easy when it comes to getting rid of them.
Do not sting or stab them – this could make them a "bigger problem" later, he says. If it's an ordinary pimple on your balls, it should go away in about a week.
Is there a point where you should consult a doctor for a pimple on your balls?
You should pay your doctor a visit whenever you are worried, when the pimples keep coming back, or when you have pimples or spots in piles, says Brahmbhatt. This can be an indication of a virus or a sexually transmitted infection. (If you find you have an STI, you and your partner should start treatment immediately.) You should be extra vigilant if you are diabetic: "Your immune system is not as strong as non-diabetics and therefore infections can progress rapidly" he says.
He also says that you should take extra precautions if you notice that the pimples down there are getting bigger and redder, as this can be associated with fever and pain.
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What's the best way to prevent pimples on your balls?
"Keep your eggs as clean as your face," says Brahmbhatt. "Wear clean underwear, shower regularly, and keep the environment dry. "
In other words, treat your sack like any other part of your skin, and you do not have to worry.