Complications of orchitis may include:

  • Testicular atrophy. Orchitis may eventually cause the affected testicle to shrink.
  • Scrotal abscess. The infected tissue fills with pus.
  • Repeated epididymitis. Orchitis can lead to recurrent episodes of epididymitis.
  • Infertility. Occasionally, orchitis may cause infertility or inadequate testosterone production (hypogonadism). But infertility and hypogonadism are less likely if orchitis affects only one testicle.
  • Infertility. Occasionally, orchitis may cause infertility. But infertility is less likely if orchitis affects only one testicle.
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