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What does abdominal pain mean if I have mumps?

If you have mumps and you experience abdominal pain, it could be a symptom of one of the many rare but serious complications associated with this disease. If you are a woman who has mumps, abdominal pain could mean that your ovaries have become infected with the virus. When this happens, your ovaries become inflamed. In rare cases, this complication affects fertility.

Abdominal pain during mumps infection could also be a sign of pancreatitis. The pain will be high up in the abdomen and could be accompanied by vomiting and nausea.

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