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Does the heat from a laptop affect fertility?

Does the heat from a laptop affect fertility?

Perhaps: Excessive heat is not a good thing for eggs and sperm. However it takes a lot to heat them up and a laptop does not generate enough heat under normal circumstances to raise your core body temperature. Immersing your ovaries or your testicles in hot water can raise the temperature enough to cause harm - so jacuzzis are out. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Can using a laptop on your lap cause fertility problems?

Can using a laptop on your lap cause fertility problems?

Probably -> Heat: Research shows that laptops increase scrotal temperature. Other research shows association of heat and and poor semen, particularly motility. If you want fertility then reduce heat situations like laptop directly on lap, hot tub, sauna and hot baths. See specialist for test and counseling. Fertility is a team sport so do not forget female factors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it really dangerous to keep your laptop on your lap for ~2 hours a day? Can this significantly reduce fertility or increase cancer risk?

Is it really dangerous to keep your laptop on your lap for ~2 hours a day? Can this significantly reduce fertility or increase cancer risk?

Heat, not radiation: I would not worry about radiation from your laptop, but testicles are sensitive to heat, and it is possible that prolonged heat exposure could diminish fertility. I would expect that any diminishment would be temporary, though. ...Read more

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Can a laptop on the lap affect female fertility or cause cancer of the ovaries? Use mine on the bus a lot.

Can a laptop on the lap affect female fertility or cause cancer of the ovaries? Use mine on the bus a lot.

Not likely: I am not aware of any information that suggests a link between laptop use and fertility or cancer rate. But then there are a lot of things we don't know about. ...Read more

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My sperm count lowered after i stopped jerking off. btw. I used the laptop on my lap for some time. Do i have Fertility problem?

My sperm count lowered after i stopped jerking off. btw. I used the laptop on my lap for some time. Do i have Fertility  problem?

Heat: Heat in the area of the testicles lowers sperm count and can cause fertility problems. Fortunately, this is almost always reversible. Get your computer out of your lap and you should be fine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is the heat coming out of my laptop damaging to the body if I work on my laptop by placing it on my lap?

Is the heat coming out of my laptop damaging to the body if I work on my laptop by placing it on my lap?

Probably not.: The heat is not damaging. However, the wireless radiation emanating from your laptop can be harmful. There have been studies linking cellphone radiation to reduced sperm counts in men, for example, who carry their cellphones in their front pants pocket. Its not too much of a stretch that wifi radiation from your laptop may not be healthy. So i would suggest working with your laptop on a desk. ...Read more

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Will high heat affect my fertility since my husband and I are trying to conceive?

Will high heat affect my fertility since my husband and I are trying to conceive?

Not usually, but: High heat in early pregnancy is associated with increased risk of miscarriage and birth defects. So, while it won't usually affect female fertility, high heat in early pregnancy can be very bad for the baby. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on nonstick cookware and pregnancy/fertility? Should it be avoided during pregnancy or when ttc? And when heating up baby's food?

What is your opinion on nonstick cookware and pregnancy/fertility? Should it be avoided during pregnancy or when ttc? And when heating up baby's food?

Nonstick cookware: Is best avoided all the time. The heat releases toxins from the coating and the go into the food and into you. Same with plastic wrap. Please never micro anything w/it on top. Olive oil is best. Peace and good health. ...Read more