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A 32-year-old male asked:

Does childhood mumps can leads to infertility?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes and no: Prepuberty mumps would not cause infertility, postpuberty it may cause orchitis affecting up to 1/3 of males and affecting fertility to some extent, rarely to full infertility.
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