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post #21 of 39

I had mumps because I did not have full MMR and was not fully vaccinated.  I caught it from unvaccinated child during clinical. It was bad. I still remember  the pain and I lost 20 lbs of weight. I recovered without complications.

 

Mumps is not good news for males . Orchitis is not rare complication. About 20-30 % of patients will develop it. However, it is more common in adults than children. About 10% will develop meningitis. Again, 10% is nor considered rare. It is not a being illness. Please, see a good infectious disease specialist if you can.

 

"Mumps can be complicated by inflammation of the testicles in 20 to 30 percent of males who have reached puberty. This is known as orchitis. Orchitis usually appears 7 to 10 days after salivary gland swelling, but it can occur at the same time or even before this symptom appears. In up to 20 percent of cases, testicular swelling occurs on both sides.
 
When a male with mumps develops orchitis, symptoms can include:
 
  • Shaking chills
  • High fever
  • Testicular pain.
     
Symptoms of orchitis associated with mumps generally last three to seven days.
 
Mumps-related orchitis can lead to shrinking of the testicles and sterility, especially if testicular shrinking happens on both sides.
post #22 of 39
Would an infectious disease specialist today have ever SEEN a case of mumps?

I'm not arguing or even disagreeing with your advice, Alenushka, just wondering about the doctors. If the general practitioners are no longer able to recognize a case of mumps, seems like they would never have referred patients with mumps to infectious disease specialists, but just would have diagnosed swollen glands caused by a virus.
post #23 of 39

How long can the virus live outside the body on other objects?  

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Originally Posted by Taximom5 View Post

If the OP's husband has contact with children who are recently vaccinated with MMR, then that would be enough contact to trigger mumps in someone with no immunity to mumps. He may have picked up their child from a pay date, or from daycare, or pushed a shopping cart sat in and sneezed on by a mumps-shedding child.
post #24 of 39
I have been working on the assumption that the op's dh caught whatever it was from the dd. you can get mumps from shedding from recently vaccinated children, but it is pretty darn rare. I don't keep up on how shedding happens, but I had thought it was primarily a concern for the immunocompromised. Rare is possible, so OP, if he seems really sick and miserable, maybe not with the pickle.

Taximom, it would depend on the doctor. The CDC reports cases of mumps, so while it's unusual it's certainly not unheard of. I can state with certainty that I know ID specialists who have seen cases of mumps. And they are supposed to keep up with things that are significantly more obscure than that. It wouldn't shock me if a younger GP, pediatrician, or urgent care doc couldn't diagnose mumps on the first exam, but an ID specialist should be able to.
post #25 of 39

OP, just out of curiousity, I have been seeing some research about mumps vax waning over time... was your husband vaxed?

post #26 of 39
Thread Starter 
Hello. Hadn't been on in a couple days...Dh is feeling better, just a bit of a cough left. He didn't have any swelling. But I read it's possible to get mumps and not have the swelling... His glands were really swollen but that was it. Had some pain in his testicles but that was it. He was fully vaxed as a child, but hasn't had a booster in almost 20 years. Both Dh and Dd couldn't eat sour things or tomatoe products. We don't have a reg doctor due to how we were treated about not vaxing...this was our first time visiting a dr office in over 4 years! Eventually I will get her immunity checked. So that's really all I know for now...just glad we are all feeling better! joy.gif first midwife appt Thursday, hoping to hear the heartbeat!! I know there was a risk of miscarriage, but so far so good! Thanks everyone for the advice! smile.gif
post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by DaytonsMom View Post

Hello. Hadn't been on in a couple days...Dh is feeling better, just a bit of a cough left. He didn't have any swelling. But I read it's possible to get mumps and not have the swelling... His glands were really swollen but that was it. Had some pain in his testicles but that was it. He was fully vaxed as a child, but hasn't had a booster in almost 20 years. Both Dh and Dd couldn't eat sour things or tomatoe products. We don't have a reg doctor due to how we were treated about not vaxing...this was our first time visiting a dr office in over 4 years! Eventually I will get her immunity checked. So that's really all I know for now...just glad we are all feeling better! joy.gif first midwife appt Thursday, hoping to hear the heartbeat!! I know there was a risk of miscarriage, but so far so good! Thanks everyone for the advice! smile.gif

 

Glad to hear that everyone is feeling better. FWIW, your DD's case of mumps sounds similar to mine as a child, I did not get the swelling either. My brother who had mumps at the same time, did. 

post #28 of 39

Glad everyone is doing better. If you were interested, I know lots of links confirming that the mumps portion of MMR does tend to wear off after a while. There are no adult boosters.... for now!

 

Hope you can find a dr. who will treat you respectfully!

post #29 of 39

i had mumps at 4 and went temporarily deaf..i remember it too..my sister and i both had them at the same time...she had it worse than i did. I often wonder if that's why my hearing is SO super sensitive...i can hear a pin drop from a mile away. 

post #30 of 39

When I became an adult and came to US , I just  had my blood tested. I had MMR. Any adults can do it if any of the titers are low.  I was not immune to measles or rubella but immune to mumps. Obviosuly

post #31 of 39
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Glad everyone is doing better. If you were interested, I know lots of links confirming that the mumps portion of MMR does tend to wear off after a while. There are no adult boosters.... for now!

Hope you can find a dr. who will treat you respectfully!

I had heard that it doesn't last forever. Another reason why I'm glad dd could get it and have lifelong immunity. My mom went to the dr a couple yrs ago, and they asked if she was up to date on all her immunizations!! So I wasn't sure what they were handing out boosters for now!! smile.gif ds didn't gt any symptoms, he's only had his 3 mon shots. I was really hoping he would get it. But he assured me he WAS NOT going to get sick!! Lol he's 5. So today he tells me he was right, he didn't get sick! Lol I was so hoping he'd catch it! Had them. Sharing drinks and everything!! I've heard u can get it and not have symptoms, anyone have any experience with this? I really wanted him to be exposed before he was older, to avoid those complications. I know. I can get his titers checked, which I plan to do when he's older. Just curious if anyone has dealt with that. Thanks!
post #32 of 39

Well here are some links about Mumps/vaccine failure (either primary or secondary or both). Seems like no matter how many people are covered with 1 or 2 MMRs, it is never enough! I don't think they regularly give adults MMR, especially those who had the natural infections as children... I think most of the adults vax are Tdap, flu, shingles, etc.?

 

 

Mumps resurgences in the United States: A historical perspective on unexpected elements.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19815120

 

 

Mumps resurgence in the United States.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17030249

 

 

Mumps outbreak in a highly vaccinated school population. Evidence for large-scale vaccination failure.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7795768

 

 

Investigation of a mumps outbreak among university students with two measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations, Virginia, September-December 2006.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19697404

 

 

Long-term persistence of mumps antibody after receipt of 2 measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations and antibody response after a third MMR vaccination among a university population.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18419346

 

 

Outbreak of mumps in a vaccinated child population: a question of vaccine failure?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15246601

post #33 of 39

The vaccine-wearing-off problem has cropped up here a few times.  There is a bit of a push to give MMR to adults now.  Here's a fun article from the news archives:

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/07/17/mumps-creative.html

 

Fortunately, I don't think they made use of that plan.  FWIW, the numbers probably weren't as high as reported, the diagnostic criteria in that outbreak were a bit broad.
 

post #34 of 39
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The vaccine-wearing-off problem has cropped up here a few times.  There is a bit of a push to give MMR to adults now.  Here's a fun article from the news archives:

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/07/17/mumps-creative.html

 

Fortunately, I don't think they made use of that plan.  FWIW, the numbers probably weren't as high as reported, the diagnostic criteria in that outbreak were a bit broad.
 

 

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For example, she said, it might help if young people at bars are offered a vaccine with their beer.

 

HAHAHAHAHAHA... if they implemented that strategy while I was a college student, I would be vaxed to the max right now!

post #35 of 39
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HAHAHAHAHAHA... if they implemented that strategy while I was a college student, I would be vaxed to the max right now!

 



Yeah, and can you imagine combining the relatively common, relatively mild side-effects with a hangover?! 

post #36 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the links. So I have a question maybe someone could answer. Because the vaccine can wear off but u usually get life long immunity from the disease. If someone had rubella when they were younger, when she's pregnant is she safe or is there still a risk to her baby? Same things as the mumps I guess, if I would have had mumps as a kid would I still be at risk for miscarrying when exposed, or does my immunity affect this? Thank you...just curious.
post #37 of 39

i had rubella at 4mos old, and when preggo with ALL 4 of my kids, my titers were very high...

post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by DaytonsMom View Post

Thanks for the links. So I have a question maybe someone could answer. Because the vaccine can wear off but u usually get life long immunity from the disease. If someone had rubella when they were younger, when she's pregnant is she safe or is there still a risk to her baby? Same things as the mumps I guess, if I would have had mumps as a kid would I still be at risk for miscarrying when exposed, or does my immunity affect this? Thank you...just curious.

what do you mean 'risk to the baby?'  risk of what?   catching what you had as a kid and your immunity wearing off and affecting the baby?  they do blood tests for immunity to certain things when you go in for the preggo exam. 

post #39 of 39

natural infection (measles, mumps, rubella) generally gives lifelong immunity. 

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