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iud how long sperm survive

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Very short time: Often times the IUD itself creates a chemical or hormonal reaction inside the uterus which is immediately toxic to sperm. However, if a sperm gets thr ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 2 days: Sperm can live in the cervical mucus glands for up to 2 days. The presence of an iud doesn't change this.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
In a word, no...: "Some women", as well intentioned as I'm sure they are, don't seem to understand how the IUD works. The paragard is a copper IUD that creates an infl ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: Sperm can remain viable (alive) for 5 days, irrespective of a Skyla IUD. However, the presence of blood interferes with sperms capability to fertilize ... Read More
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Probably not: Take a test. It depends on your ovulatory cycle but an IUD prevents implantation so even if you had conceived it would not implant. Removing the IUD ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: I would wonder if you have an infection or other problem, and you might need a culture.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Still possible if...: As long as insemination occurs at the time of ovulation, pregnancy may happen although the inside of uterus right after iud removal is not in its best ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
The same as...: Because an IUD works so well, the chance of getting pregnant from a guy with low sperm count is the same as the chance of getting pregnant from a guy ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
IUD method of action: The Copper IUD's mechanism of action(effectiveness) has nothing to do with the sperm. It works by preventing an already fertilized egg from implanting ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy: Chances of pregnancy as you have described is very, very low.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Unlikely pregnant: Period may be delayed for either physical reasons or due to anxiety. Period likely to come as usual, get a pregnancy test 7 days after period was due ... Read More
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