2. Painful testicle
Any testicle pain that occurs as a complication of mumps is usually accompanied by swelling, as discussed in the previous point. Thankfully for the billions of men around the world, this testicle pain can usually be eased significantly with the use of regular painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, that you can either buy from the pharmacy or any supermarket.
If the pain happens to be particularly severe, it can be a good idea to get in contact with a doctor or health professional, who may prescribe a stronger painkiller to help with the testicle pain. By applying cold or warm compresses to your testicle and by wearing supportive underwear, a person may help also reduce any pain in the affected testicle.
It is also worth noting, whilst we’re talking testicles, that just under half of all males who get mumps-related orchitis will notice at least some shrinkage of their testicles with an estimated 1 in 10 men experiencing a drop in their sperm count.