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How does mumps cause orchitis?

How does mumps cause orchitis?

Infection: The virus infects the testicular tissue, causing damage. This reaction often is very painful and can lead to fertility problems.Prevent the the risk by immunizations. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mumps (Definition)

A viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (especially the parotid glands behind the ears) swell. The paramyxovirus virus is spread by direct contact with an infected person's sneeze or cough. With nearly universal immunization in childhood, there are few cases ...Read more


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Does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (Not an STI or mumps) if left untreated? And would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?

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Does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (Not an STI or mumps) if left untreated? And would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?

Here are some ...: Yes, it can be but widely vary depending on the degree of resultant tissue injury & circulation deprivation by infection over time. Being left untreated means let the natural battle between personal immune defense and bacteria to proceed and unfold. Sometimes the host win and win a big way, but at times a small or disastrous way. So, treat it actively if any possible so to minimize its sequel. ...Read more

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Why is it more probable to come down with orchitis during an infection of mumps ?

Why is  it more probable to come down with orchitis during an infection of mumps ?

Common Site: With the mumps virus (as well as similar viruses), the testes are a common site for inflammation. It is unknown why certain viruses effect certain parts of the body, but it may be due to the type of cells in the area and their function. There has been a dramatic increase in mumps orchitis seen in the past few years. This is most likely due to the increase in unvaccinated or poorly vacc. Males. ...Read more

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For mumps doc suggested signoflam tablet for 10 days,2 times a day..Now he got orchitis can he continue to take the same tablet till he feels better?

For mumps doc suggested signoflam tablet for 10 days,2 times a day..Now he got orchitis can he continue to take the same tablet till he feels better?

Anti inflammatory: Signoflam is an antiinflammatory its not an antiviral medication. Mmps is caused by a virus. You will not stop the progression of the disease with any medication. The signoflam will only help with the pain from swelling or with fever. ...Read more

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How easily would an US pick up on orchitis in the very beginning stages( regular bacterial orchitis. not mumps/epidiymitis) ?

How easily would an US pick up on orchitis in the very beginning stages( regular bacterial orchitis. not mumps/epidiymitis) ?

Orchitis: Orchitis is usually diagnoses with swab testing or urine testing for the infection. An ultrasound is used to rule out other etiologies (such as testicular torsion) that can present in a similar way. All of these methods can be employed to diagnose the condition accurately. ...Read more

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For bacterial orchitis(not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?

For bacterial orchitis(not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?

Mostly get fe,you m: IN bacterial orchitis , you will get swollen enlarged testis and painful . It is tender to touch, skin over it may be tight and warm .One gets fever also, depending on severity of bacterial infection .and should be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible . ...Read more

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For NON-STD or NON-mumps orchitis is cipro (ciprofloxacin) usually the drug of choice? How effective is 2 weeks of cipro (ciprofloxacin)/cipro (ciprofloxacin) in general for that? In "most" cases?

For NON-STD or NON-mumps orchitis is cipro (ciprofloxacin) usually the drug of choice? How effective is 2 weeks of cipro (ciprofloxacin)/cipro (ciprofloxacin) in general for that? In "most" cases?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for most cases: A 2 week course of cipro for bacterial non-std orchitis should be highly effective. Antibiotics prescribed will depend on the patient age and underlying cause of the bacterial infection. Antibiotics commonly used may include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ceftriaxone (Rocephin - only IV or IM), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx), or azithromycin (Zithromax). ...Read more

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Will orchitis cause sterility?

Will orchitis cause sterility?

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 more

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Can mumps cause sterility in men?

Can mumps cause sterility in men?

Possible: Although mumps can cause one or both testis to become inflamed in as many as 30% of teens or adults, sterility is rarely seen. Occasional reduction in size and or difference in size is seen after it resolves, they appear to recover in most cases. ...Read more

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Does mumps really cause permanent sterility?

Does mumps really cause permanent sterility?

Rare if ever: In the years before vaccines were available, teens and adults who suffered from mumps ran the risk of testis involvement and injury. For a few that meant sterility.It rarely if ever followed childhood mumps.Today, the broad use of vaccines in this country make the possibility remote. ...Read more

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Can orchitis cause infertility?

Can orchitis cause infertility?

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. ...Read more

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How do mumps cause infertility ?

How do mumps cause infertility ?

Mumps & Fertility: The mumps virus infects the salivary and parotid glands in the mouth. About 20% of pubertal boys or men will also get a very painful mumps infection in the testicles, called mumps orchitis. The virus can destroy the testicular tissue leading to infertility and low testosterone levels. The mumps vaccine has been available since 1967 and is recommended for just about everyone. ...Read more

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Can with holding ejaculations cause epididmytis-orchitis?

Can with holding ejaculations cause epididmytis-orchitis?

No: Charles, Epididymitis and Orchitis have two primary causes: urinary bacteria and sexually transmitted bacteria. If you think you might have either epididymitis or orchitis, see your doctor to get checked out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can orchitis problem effect my digestion or cause drooling ?

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 more

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Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

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

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What can cause INCREASED FLOW to left testicle BESIDES epidiymoorchitis or anything like that (mumps)? What can be other causes for this?

What can cause INCREASED FLOW to left testicle BESIDES epidiymoorchitis or anything like that (mumps)? What can be other causes for this?

Varicocele: I presume you may mean a varicocele, which is noticed by many men as an increased cluster of blood vessels surrounding the left testis. Large varicoceles are often described as resembling "a bag of worms." I recommend you have an examination by your doctor to know for sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Pins
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Orchitis (Definition)

Inflammation of one or ...Read more