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Effects of laser hair removal over the genitals on fertility - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Is laser hair removal safe for a man's genitals? Could it affect fertility?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Laser acts skin deep, it will not have any effect on
Doctor :   reproduction, in this case- sperm production
Doctor :   But yes, the heat could have some detrimental effects on sperm production
Doctor :   The outcome depends on the amount of pigmentation around the genitals
Doctor :   more the pigmentation, more is the side effects
Doctor :   Laser can be safely restricted to around the scrotum, avoiding any laser on the scrotum, the dermatologist has to make the final decision.
User :   Is any detrimental effects on sperm production temporary?
Doctor :   Its hard to say, depends on how much damage the heat causes
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