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Can Orchitis Cause Infertility
Hypothetically, how often will chronic orchitis cause infertility? Hypothetically, what are the sequelae of orchitis/chronic orchitis? Just wondering.
Here's some..: Inflammatory diseases of testes may not only damage cells for sperm formation which is usually recoverable, but cause the blockage of sperm transportation tube. Together, male fertility will be negatively affected. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear...: Orchitis means inflammation or infection of the testes. It true, consider if you got mumps. In fact, epididymitis (infection or inflammation around the testes_ is more common in young sexually active men like you. Besides, many other reasons may cause pain or ache in the sac. Professionals can help you differentiate what might have happened to you. Best wish... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No,...: A hit at most means a contusion, which results in tissue bruise, and in turn, it will heal up without consequence. For a man of 39, i would still concern about possible std-related epididymitis if any. So, collect the feature-degree and progress of pain over time, and bring those to see doc timely for analysis, physicals, possible tests... So to deduce DX for proposing rx. Best wish... ...Read more
Low sperm count: Possibly but not likely. Oligospermia (low sperm count). Can be due to previous testis infection or epididymal scarring from previous infection and inflammation, however most men who have had epididymitis or even orchitis do not subsequently find themselves sub fertile or infertile. See a urologist and have a semen analysis. Ed is definitely not related. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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