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30 Jun 2006

Is it bad for men to bath in hot water
How does bathing in too much hot water affect a man's fertility
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Pinki

There is a significant body of evidence to suggest that the scrotal temperature needs to be somewhat below the normal core body temperature for adequate spermatogenesis to occur (for adequate sperm quality).
Factors which alter this temperature gradient will consequently impair sperm production and quality and hence fertility. Such factors include wearing of very tight clothing, taking frequent hot baths and also, in certain cases where there is an abnormal proliferation of veins around the scrotum (varicocele) the temperature gradient is affected adversely.
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