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How does mumps cause orchitis?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Michael Murray
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Mumps and 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.

In brief: Mumps and 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.
Dr. Michael Murray
Dr. Michael Murray
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Infection

The mumps virus can at times spread to the testicles and cause painful inflammation or orchitis.

In brief: Infection

The mumps virus can at times spread to the testicles and cause painful inflammation or orchitis.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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