05.07.2021 – 09:02
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Patients: Can mumps lead to infertility?
Doctor: If we based on world statistics it is seen that epidemic mumps, as mumps is known, in 12-16% of cases leads to infertility and this disease ranks second as the cause of infertility. The cause for this is orchitis (inflammation of the testicles) that accompanies this disease.
I want to emphasize that orchitis from epidemic mumps is not a complication, it accompanies the disease and has an affinity for the virus itself. In the case of orchitis, in addition to the clinical signs of mumps (of the underlying disease), there is also swelling, redness, pain on touching the testicles, the temperature may rise to higher figures. This condition can come a few days after the underlying disease has appeared. The touch can be one-sided, but it can also be more severe (two-sided).
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