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Can orchitis be caused by the flu?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. James Krick
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orchitis

Some viral pathogens such as the mumps virus can involve the testes.
Influenza has not been linked with orchitis to the best of my knowlege. Most orchitis, however is bacterial.

In brief: Orchitis

Some viral pathogens such as the mumps virus can involve the testes.
Influenza has not been linked with orchitis to the best of my knowlege. Most orchitis, however is bacterial.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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