What is the function of the scrotum in the male reproductive system?

The scrotum is a sac of skin that hangs from the body at the front of the pelvis, between the legs. It sits next to the upper thighs, just below the penis. The scrotum contains the testicles. It is divided in two parts by the perineal raphe, which looks like a line down the middle of the scrotum. The raphe joins the internal septum with the scrotum. The septum splits the scrotal sac into two parts with similar anatomy.

Each side of the scrotum usually consists of a testicle, Epididymis,Spermatic cord.Cremaster muscle.

  • Each testicle produces hormones, the main one being testosterone
  • An epididymis is located on the top of each testicle. Each one is a tightly coiled tube.
  • Each spermatic chord contains blood vessels, nerves, lymph vessels, and a tube called the vas deferens
  • The cremaster muscle helps to move the testicle toward and away from the body to maintain the ideal temperature for sperm production

An inguinal hernia is a condition happens when part of your small intestine pokes through an opening in your abdominal wall into your scrotum.

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