Yes. If the infection is prolonged and not properly treated, reproductive damage may occur. It could also leave sequelae in terms of the size, shape or appearance of the testicle due to abnormal development or the extended lack of blood flow.
In a more acute phase of the infection, it is most likely for the patient not have a full erection or sexual desire due to pain and discomfort. Once the treatment begins and the inflammation and discomfort go away, masturbation or sexual intercourse can resume, although with some caution and care. There are some sexual positions more appropriate than others since they minimize friction in the scrotal area. Do not be afraid or embarrassed to consult with your urologist, we are on your side.
Dr. Pedro Lopez Pereira, a renowned urologist who has treated hundreds of children in his long experience at the Hospital La Paz in the Community of Madrid is the head of our Pediatric Unit and he performs all the interventions in addition to following up the results.