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What are the likely effects of mumps on pregnant women?

What are the likely effects of mumps on pregnant women?

Mumps: Mumps infection in the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased rate of spontaneous abortion.Although mumps virus is capable of infecting the placenta and fetus, several studies have failed to demonstrate an association between gestational mumps and fetal malformation. There is, a continued debate regarding a possible association between intrauterine mumps and heart problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How unsafe is it to be around my daughter who might have mumps while pregnant?

How unsafe is it to be around my daughter who might have mumps while pregnant?

Depends: Your question is ambiguous. Who is pregnant? You or your daughter? Regardless, it depends on your immunization status. If in doubt, stay away until you discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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Can I get a mumps vaccine while pregnant?

Can I get a mumps vaccine while pregnant?

No: All live vaccines like the measles, mumps & rubella should be avoided in pregnancy. Of the few accidental administrations reviewed, no bad outcomes have been recorded, but the potential for fetal transmission & problems cannot be ruled out. ...Read more

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What solution for left testis atrophy due to mumps.Could not make wife pregnant even after one year marriage.Alsofeeling less sexual desire.

What solution for left testis atrophy due to mumps.Could not make wife pregnant even after one year marriage.Alsofeeling less sexual desire.

Seek an evaluation: In the US, trying for a year without success would be followed by an evaluation in a fertility center of both prospective parents. It takes two fertile parents to make a baby.If they find a problem that can be fixed, they will, if not, they can let you know your other options. ...Read more

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Would a 61 year old woman typically have mumps?

Would a 61 year old woman typically have mumps?

PAROTITIS: It still can appear among the elderly, the submandibular painful swelling of the parotid gland. ...Read more

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I think i may the mumps am a female aged 32?

I think i may the mumps am a female aged 32?

OK: It is a virus. Causes parotid gland swelling...Uncomfortable and you will recover. If you are really miserable, see a homeopath or chinese medicine practitioner ...They can really help. ...Read more

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If my husband had the mumps twice as a child, is it likely that his testicles are sterile?

If my husband had the mumps twice as a child, is it likely that his testicles are sterile?

Depends on when ...: Getting mumps after puberty is more likely to affect his fertility - even then, not all boys/men have infertility or reduced fertility. He needs to have a semen analysis, preferably through a fertility clinic. 30 to 50% of males with mumps affecting the testicles get testicular atrophy, where one or both testicles reduce in size. The chance of sperm issues is at least 15%. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mumps (Definition)

Mumps is a viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (esp. Parotid 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