A 39-year-old member asked:
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can orchitis be caused by the flu?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Orchitis is inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling) of one or both testicles, generally caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Influenza virus (the flu) is one of the viruses that has been reported to occasionally cause orchitis as part of a generalized febrile illness.
Answered on May 25, 2018
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Orchitis: Some viral pathogens such as the mumps virus can involve the testes. Influenza has not been linked with orchitis to the best of my knowlege. Most orchitis, however is bacterial.
Answered on Apr 17, 2013

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