A 32-year-old member asked:
can orchitis cause infertility?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jesse Mills answered
19 years experience Urology
Yes: Severe orchitis especially with fevers affecting both testicles can cause infertility. Once treated, the testicles should return to normal sperm production.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Gerard Honore answered
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Particularly mumps orchitis has been associated with sub-normal male fertility, but it is not all-or-nothing. Semen analysis is a very reliable measure for assesing whether harm has been doen.
Answered on Apr 25, 2012
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