Poor hygiene or medical condition? Sweating in your groin area after walking around during the day can cause your balls to itch more than usual. Even just not bathing for a few days can make them itch until you get cleaned up. But other physical and medical conditions can also cause your balls to get itchy. Some of these conditions may require you to talk to your doctor about a treatment plan or medication in order to take care of the source of the itch.
Possible causes of itchy balls include: Chafing or irritation Dry skin around your genital area is common if you walk around in dry heat.
Exercising for long periods of time can also cause your skin to get irritated or chafed. In some cases, the skin can be rubbed away enough to cause bleeding. Some common signs of chafing and irritation include: Fungal infections can easily develop around your genital area and testicles if you have unprotected sex or poor hygiene. One of the most common fungal infections of your genitals is the Candidiasis infection. Candida fungi live in your body in your intestines and skin. If they grow out of control, they can cause an infection.
This can cause your balls to get itchy. A different type of fungus, called a dermatophyte, can also result in a similar infection called jock itch. Other symptoms can include: Genital herpes Genital herpes is a type of viral infection that can be spread during sex or physical contact with infected skin. Your balls can feel extremely itchy or uncomfortable when you have an outbreak of this virus. Other symptoms of genital herpes include: Gonorrhea Gonorrhea is an STD caused by a bacterial infection.
It can infect your genital area as well as your mouth, throat, and rectum. It can easily be spread by unprotected sex. Gonorrhea can make your balls itchy and swollen. Other common symptoms of gonorrhea include: Genital warts Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus HPV. You may not notice genital warts even when you have an outbreak because they can be extremely small. Like warts on other parts of your body, genital warts usually look like small, discolored bumps that may or may not be itchy.
They may appear right on your scrotum or as far away as your inner thighs. When you have genital warts, you may notice swelling in the area or bleed during sex. Learn more about genital warts. Chlamydia Chlamydia is an STD spread by a bacterial infection. Like many other STDs, it can also be spread through genital sex as well as oral and anal sex. Chlamydia can make your balls itchy and even swollen.
Chlamydia usually makes only one testicle feel painful and swollen, which is one of the most distinct signs that you may have an infection. They can only be spread by coming into contact with someone who has them. This can happen during unprotected sex or by touching someone in an area where they have a lice infestation. You may also notice a powder-like substance in your underwear or small red or blue spots from louse bites.
Learn more about pubic lice. Trichomoniasis Trichomoniasis often called trich is a bacterial STD caused by the Trichomonas vaginalis bacteria. Trich more commonly infects women, but it can be passed to men through unprotected sex.
Many people who get trich infections never have any symptoms, but trich can cause irritation or inflammation that can make your genital area feel uncomfortable and make it more painful to have sex. Trich can make your balls feel itchy and cause other symptoms, such as: Scabies Scabies is a skin infection that is caused by a mite.
The microscopic scabies mite, or Sarcoptes scabiei, is passed when you have direct skin contact with an infected person. It may take several weeks for symptoms to appear after infection.
Common symptoms include itching and a rash. People with scabies also experience intense itching symptoms at night.