However, this is not always the case with mumps, a common viral infection that affects the salivary glands in the jaw and upper neck. When mumps develops in a boy after puberty or an adult man, it sometimes causes testicular inflammation that can affect sperm production and lead to fertility problems. Mumps And Male Infertility. When most people hear that a grown man is ill with mumps, they probably think straight away of the possible impact on his fertility. It's true that idea that mumps causes infertility is a widely held notion, but in fact, medical evidence shows that this happens very rarely indeed.
Mumps can occasionally cause complications, especially in adults. Complications can include: inflammation of the testicles (orchitis) in males who have reached puberty; this may lead to a decrease in testicular size (testicular atrophy) inflammation of the ovaries (oophoritis) and/or breast tissue (mastitis) inflammation in the pancreas. Mumps is a disease that gives children fevers and big, comical hamster-faces. In adults, it can cause sterility. How does a childhood disease render someone infertile? Mumps is rarely dangerous Author: Esther Inglis-Arkell.
Mumps orchitis is now rarely seen in children under 4 Orchitis is the most common complication of mumps in post-pubertal men, affecting about 20%% of cases: 5 10%% are bilateral. 2 Orchitis usually occurs weeks after drhase.infopondence to: M Masarani E-mail. There are several problems that often occur with mumps. These can be worrying, but they're rarely serious and usually improve as the infection passes. Common complications Swollen testicle. Pain and swelling of the testicle (orchitis) affects 1 in 4 males who get mumps after puberty. The swelling is usually sudden and affects only one testicle.