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will orchitis cause sterility?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Very rarely: There is not much published information on the exact percentage of patients with fertility problems after orchitis, but orchitis of only one testicle should not decrease fertility as long as the other testicle is normal. After orchitis of both testes, some reports say about 10% of men will have decreased fertility, and very rarely will a man become sterile.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Orchitis: If it is bilateral, like in mumps, it can cause infertility.. If unilateral and other testicle is normal there is a good chance that you may still be fertile..
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Infection: The mumps virus can at times spread to the testicles and cause painful inflammation or orchitis.
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Yes it can: Orchitis is an inflammation of the testicles due to the virus or bacteria. Common symptoms are: fever, nausea, pain and stress as a comorbidity fatigu ... Read More
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