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Does having the mumps lower male fertility?

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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
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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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