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Freaking out right now..

Patient: Could a female get pregnant from using a towel that was wet from taking a shower and had sperm on it?

 

 

Symptoms: No symptoms just paranoia

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for contacting askthe doctor.comwell the chances of sperms surviving in an external environment , af ter coming in contact with wet towel or fomite is bleak but there have been rare incidences reported where cloth used to wipe sperms when used , did cause accidental pregnancy.sperms would stay alive generally in the vaginal tract in presence of fructose for about 72 hours so there does exist a possibility of pregnancy occurring in such a scenario. It is always better to opt for emergency contraception within 72 hours if such a chance is contemplated . If not taken then one has to wait for the menses to resume, though this may be stressful, but confirmation can be sought only after doing a beta hcg based urine pregnancy test done after 7 days of missed periods.I hope i have answered your query in detail,regards

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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