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Does having the mumps lower male fertility?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Paul Turek
Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: It might
If mumps occurs during puberty and if it "drops" from the salivary glands in the face to the testicles and infects them, then yes mumps can very much affect a man's fertility later in life.
The usual case of prepubertal mumps generally has no effect on future fertility.

In brief: It might
If mumps occurs during puberty and if it "drops" from the salivary glands in the face to the testicles and infects them, then yes mumps can very much affect a man's fertility later in life.
The usual case of prepubertal mumps generally has no effect on future fertility.
Dr. Paul Turek
Dr. Paul Turek
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Dr. Michael Murray
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Murray
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Mumps, especially during puberty, can have a profound and permanent effect on male fertility.
A semen analysis can help determine how severe. Advanced reproductive options like testicular sperm extraction and ivf may be necessary depeding on the severity of sperm impairment.

In brief: Yes
Mumps, especially during puberty, can have a profound and permanent effect on male fertility.
A semen analysis can help determine how severe. Advanced reproductive options like testicular sperm extraction and ivf may be necessary depeding on the severity of sperm impairment.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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