A 47-year-old member asked:
Can chickenpox cause male infertility?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Possibly: Varicella virus, is one of many viruses that may cause of orchitis (inflamation of the testicles). It rare& since most chickenpox occurs in childhood the case reports i reviewed were 2-20yo's. Testicular atrophy on one side was seen in some, but followup was not long enough to know reproductive outcome. Infertility is plausable but proving vcv was the cause many years later might be difficult.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Jesse Millsanswered
Urology 22 years experience
I don't think so: I have never seen chicken pox as a sole cause of male infertility.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 30-year-old member asked:
What could cause male infertility?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sworanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Many causes: A number of things can cause reduced male fertility. Genetic or development problems, toxic or chemical exposures, infectious diseases, trauma, diseases or conditions of the genital tract, and sexual dysfunction to name some.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 26, 2013
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.