About one-fourth of all post-pubertal males who contract mumps can develop a swelling of the scrotum (orchitis) about seven days after the parotitis stage.
Girls occasionally suffer an inflammation of the ovaries (oophoritis) as a complication of mumps, but this condition is far less painful than orchitis in boys.
For example, if orchitis occurs, a physician should be called.
The childhood disease mumps, if acquired after puberty, can infect and destroy the testicles-a disease called viral orchitis.
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