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Does sitting in a hot tub affect male or female fertility?

Does sitting in a hot tub affect male or female fertility?

Hot tub infertility: For women usually not. Even in early pregnancy the chance that an appropriate hot tub temp will cause a problem is low. However, time in the hot water should be limited to no more than 10-15 minutes to avoid possible problems. For men, prolonged hot tub use can interfere with sperm. Immature sperm are especially vulnerable to heat so the sperm exposed in January may not be functioning in March/Apr ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it bad to masturbate with hot tub jets if you are a woman?

Is it bad to masturbate with hot tub jets if you are a woman?

Depends?: It is if the water is too hot! otherwise, if it is comfortable for you and pleasurable to you and you do not do this for an extended period of time, there is probably no harm to you from this. You may have some drying and chaffing and could have some other irritation. You may need to apply some moisturizer to the area afterward. Make sure the water and the tub are hygienic! stop if concern. ...Read more

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Can a female get pregnant from sitting in a hot tub with men that may have ejaculated in it?

Can a female get pregnant from sitting in a hot tub with men that may have ejaculated in it?

Unlikely: Have not heard. Sperms don't survive outside body temperature for more than few seconds or minutes. ...Read more

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Should an 80yr old woman hypertensive pulmonary artery on oxygen go swimming or get  in a hot tub?

Should an 80yr old woman hypertensive pulmonary artery on oxygen go swimming or get  in a hot tub?

Swimming?: Swimming pool is fine and could help increase exercise - caution with hottub as many public ones are too hot and i would probably avoid with those conditions. ...Read more

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Would a brand new hot tub only used by me- still potentially cause infections such as uti or yeast infection in a woman?

Would a brand new hot tub only used by me- still potentially cause infections such as uti or yeast infection in a woman?

Yes: it is the soap and salts that cause it not the bathtub. Also the length of time you spend in it. Long soaks can kill goid bacteria in your vagina therefore causing yeast infections. ...Read more

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Angiogram precautions: can I still go in a hot tub?

Angiogram precautions: can I still go in a hot  tub?

Not a good idea: If you have coronary disease hot tubs can cause blood vessels to dialate and lower BP and may work against you precipitate angina and and heart attack. ...Read more

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We just a hot tub is it ok for a nine month old to go in. Temp is set at 99?

We just a hot tub is it ok for a nine month old to go in. Temp is set at 99?

I'd never suggest it: While i applaud you efforts to share things that help you relax, i would never recommend a hot tub for an infant.If a kid is old enough to converse with you they can tell u they are dizzy or having other early sighs of over heating. Though they might seem to enjoy the activity, they don't understand or appreciate it the way you do but their greater surface area/ body mass makes them more at risk. ...Read more

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I have hot tub folliculitis, and I heard it should go away on its own in a week or so?

I have hot tub folliculitis, and I heard it should go away on its own in a week or so?

Agree: This can be bothersome, but the majority of cases will resolve on their own without specific treatment. Of course, avoid the contaminated water source. Warm compresses can be helpful in speeding the resolution. ...Read more