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Could the use of an electric blanket cause infertility?

Could the use of an electric blanket cause infertility?

Male or female?: In males, yes. Any heat source that elevates scrotal temperature above 96 degrees could impair sperm production and motility. In females, I don't think so. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Does electric blanket cause cancer or just a myth?

Does electric blanket cause cancer or just a myth?

Myth.: I have nothing to add to the fine answer already given, but since some on this site are saying electric fields apparently can do anything to anybody and can cause every ill known to man. I feel I have to weigh in on with sanity.
With cigarettes, there was an epidemic of a formerly rare cancer (lung). With cell phones, brain cancer didn't change. Risk is approaching zero. ...Read more

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Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Who knows?: ? about the effect of electric blankets on physiological function. Unfortunately, there is good science that low power vibrating electromagnetic waves can be causal of tissue injury and behavioral disorders. Pending further data, electric blankets are not to be advised. Similarly, avoid synthetics and stay with cotton and wool. Your electromagnetic body energy field will be grateful. ...Read more

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Does electric blanket makes ur skin dry?

Does electric blanket makes ur skin dry?

Yes: Warm/hot environment taking away the moist on the surface of skin. ...Read more

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Would placing electric blanket on a person kill him?

An electric: Blanket is used to provide warmth from the cold. There is little harm if used appropriately. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat when I lay underneath the electric blanket I get horny?

Is this a problem?: Who knows? There could be a variety of reasons. Unless this is causing you some sort of problem, I say, enjoy. There is nothing wrong with being aroused. It sounds as if you are quite healthy. ...Read more

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Can electric blankets give off dangerous radiation?

Can electric blankets give off dangerous radiation?

No: Although heat is delivered by warming coils, no radiation is produced. ...Read more

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Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?

Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?

Generally Yes: They are generally safe. However, you need to take a couple of precautions. First, if they do not have a timer, you have to be vigilant about turning them off, as you do not want to start a fire. And, as to heating pads, you need to make sure that you do not lie on the heating element directly, as they can deliver at least 2nd degree burns. ...Read more

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Are electric blankets safe for people with peripheral neuropathy?

Are electric blankets safe for people with peripheral neuropathy?

May cause a bun.: If you are not able to sense heat as good as you should this could result in a thermal burn. ...Read more

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Will a bad fall cause infertility?

Will a bad fall cause infertility?

No: Unless a fall was complicated by abdominal injury requiring surgery or abdominal infection or possibly brain injury then no. ...Read more

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Can cats cause infertility in women?

Can cats cause infertility in women?

No: Cats do not cause infertility, if they carry toxoplasmosis they can cause fetal abnormalities in the unborn child. ...Read more

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Can general herpes cause infertility?

Can general herpes cause infertility?

No: It should not cause infertility but having one sexually transmitted infection also means you may be at risk for another infection. And another infection may cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can using to much Plan B cause infertility?

Can using to much Plan B cause infertility?

Agree w Dr. Whiting: Although using Plan B more than once will not cause infertility, it is designed only to be used an emergency form of contraception when another form of birth control has failed. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis cause infertility in males?

Can prostatitis cause infertility in males?

Prostatitis: Whiles acute prostatitis may cause white blood cells to appear in the semen analysis, it rarely is a significant contributor to male infertility. ...Read more

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Can salmonella cause infertility for women?

Salmomella: Salmonella is an acute infection of the gastrointestinal tract that causes severe diarrhea. It is not known to cause infertility. ...Read more

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What causes both male and female infertility?

What causes both male and female infertility?

Several: Male factors include testicular injury, infection, congenital anomalies, mumps, torsion. Women can present with chromosomal anomalies, tubal factor from infection or prior surgery, polycystic ovary, endometriosis, ovarian dysfunction, unexplained infertility & lack of sexual frequency. ...Read more

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Does donating eggs cause infertility in the future?

Egg donation: No, there is no evidence to support this association. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how endometriosis cause infertility?

Can you tell me how endometriosis cause infertility?

Endometriosis: Over time endometrial tissue may grow & spread into the ovaries & may occlude the fallopian tubes. Blood in ovaries may form into cysts. The endometrial tissue responds to hormones that cause normal menstrual bleeding. Repeated inflammation can lead to formation of scar tissues. These changes can lead to fertility problems. ...Read more

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Does excessive ejaculation causes a man to be infertile?

Does excessive ejaculation causes a man to be infertile?

No: The body produces and releases what it can at the time. As long as you are in good physical and sexual health, then you can continue sexual activity without fear of diminished performance on that account. ...Read more

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Can hydrocele cause infertility and what is the percentage.?

Can hydrocele cause infertility and what is the percentage.?

Maybe not: I've not heard of hydrocele causing infertility. I would confirm it is nothing other than hydrocele if not done so yet. Varicoceles have been know to cause abnormal semen without a known cause but postulated that temperature changes caused by varicocele may be a risk factor. ...Read more

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Does a cyst of morgagni cause infertility? What is a cyst of morgagni?

Does a cyst of morgagni cause infertility? What is a cyst of morgagni?

Simple Cyst: It does not cause infertility. It is essentially a cyst originating from the tip[ of the fallopian tube. Sometimes on ultrasound it appears to be an ovarian cyst and then during surgery it comes from the tube. Generally it is not associated with infertility. ...Read more

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Can Finisteride cause infertility in males? If so, can it be permanent?

Can Finisteride cause infertility in males? If so, can it be permanent?

Infertility: In males is not a recorded side effect of this drug although IMPOTENCE (sexual FUNCTION disorders) is a side effect.
Hope this is helpful
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Hi...i have been taking Serequel XR 150 mg for 1 year now and was wondering if it causes infertility??

Close to zero: Of a large population taking Seroquel, (quetiapine) only. 01% (1 of 10, 000) also were infertile. Even those may not have been due to the medication. So, it's highly unlikely. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Do laptops cause male infertility?

Do laptops cause male infertility?

Possibly: Laptops when used excessively on the lap and over the scrotum can lead to increased heat and electromagnetic frequency radiation around the scrotum and testes. Also, wifi devices could have an effect

see this link for an article on the topic of electronic/mobile devices and male fertility.

http://www. Healthymerlin. Com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/the-daily-reception-vs.-conception. Pdf. ...Read more

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Can HIV cause men to be infertile?

Can HIV cause men to be infertile?

Maybe, other concerns: While there is some evidence that HIV may affect fertility, it is far from clear that it does. People who get HIV are also more likely to have stis such as gonorrhea and chlamydia that definately do, and HIV drugs can be an issue. The real concern is the risk of transmitting HIV to ones partner and there are assisted reproductive technologies that may reduce that risk. ...Read more

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Can hibiscus tea cause infertility?

Can hibiscus tea cause infertility?

No: It has no effect on fertility one way or the other. Good news! ...Read more