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What does testicular swelling mean if I have mumps?

If you are a man or boy with mumps and you experience testicular swelling, you may have developed the common complication orchitis. Orchitis cause pain and inflammation of the testicles. Sometimes, orchitis causes infertility, but this is rare. Ice packs or cold compresses can help to relieve the pain and inflammation in your testicles. An athletic support, or jock strap, can help ease the pain in your testicles when you move.

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