Patient Comments: Mumps - Symptoms

What were your symptoms associated with mumps?

Comment from: Gail, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

I am 57 years old and I have had mumps now for 13 days I have never been so poorly in all my life. I ended up in Accident and Emergency after 6 days as nothing would control the pain. They gave me high doses of codeine 4 times a day and I keep taking paracetamol and also Voltarol suppositories 2 or 3 times a day which helped but only for short burst of time. After about 5 days I had rectal bleeding so had to give up on them and just bear the pain. I developed ulcers on my tongue and all over my mouth on the 4th day which I still have. I cannot eat and find it hard to even drink water as that stings my mouth. I have lost over a stone in weight in just 13 days. I have no energy and all I keep getting told is I am doing the right things but I just wonder how long I will have this as it is totally debilitating. I honestly don't know how children cope with it.

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Comment from: DS, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I got mumps at the age of 13 and right now am 23. Before I got mumps my face was small and cute. But I got mumps and my face is bigger now. That time I was advised to take some leaves treatment. But I am not sure why face is still bigger. It really hurts lot... sometimes all used to tell me, my face is so bigger.

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Comment from: Kelly, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

I am a 44 yr. old female who about 8 days ago started feeling jaw pain with swelling, ear ache on left side and fever. I went to my M.D. on the 5th day and was given an antibiotic. Three days later I was feeling even worse. Swollen face, no energy at all, neck pain, feeling feverish (even though I don't have a fever), and swollen, puffy eyes. The list is endless, today I gave blood to find out if it is the mumps. I was given my vaccination as a child and recently was given the MMR vaccination, and still I may have the mumps, I thought this virus was gone long ago. But I've been wrong before.

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