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Is Mumps Serious?

Serious complications from mumps are rare

Serious complications from mumps are rare. However, mumps can be painful and make it hard to eat and drink due to the swelling in the cheeks. Other symptoms of mumps ​​include headaches, joint pain, and a high temperature.

Of the more serious side effects of mumps, inflammation of the testicle (orchitis) can occur, especially in adolescent boys. This can lead to the complication of sterility. Rarely mumps can also cause brain inflammation.

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