Can sperm live up to 6 hrs? i am worried

Patient

Q: Can sperm live up to 6 hrs? i am worried cause when i took a bath a encountered a clear and sticky liquid on the top of the toilet seat so i removed it then I washed my hands after. i am worried of possible pregnancy due to this if that was semen or pre ejaculate. any answer is very much appreciated thank you

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Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

Usually, sperm will not survive outside the body for more than a few minutes. I recommend that you get a pregnancy test done a week after your periods and if positive, please see a Doctor.

Hope this helps you. All the best.

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