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How long does precum sperm live?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Continually produced: Sperm in precum live similar length of time to sperm in ejaculate. Sperm can survive 5-7 days in woman's fallopian tube, but only few hrs in uterus. Die immediately in air. Likely live about 5 -7 days in precum because the precum fluid is nutritious for sperm.

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Is it true precum only has live sperm if there was a recent ejaculation?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
Some articles: Say that if sperm are in the urethra (left over from previous ejaculation) then yes there can be sperm in the precum. Having said that there is still debate on the matter so protect yourself from unwanted pregnancy and stds.
Canada
A 29-year-old female asked:

How long does sperm live 4?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Sperm survival: Sperm can live for 48-72 hours in the female genital tract and can fertilize an egg if ovulation happens. Some reports show sperm living as long as 5 days (less likely).
A 29-year-old female asked:

How long do sperm usually live?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Inside vagina: ...Can live 3-5 days.
A 29-year-old female asked:

How long does sperm live at most?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 44 years experience
Perhaps a week: Sperm can live for an unusually long time inside the female reproductive tract. Usually they do not survive but for 2-4 days. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy then assume a long time. If you are trying to get pregnant then assume no more than 2 days. Hope this helps.
Bryan, TX
A 18-year-old female asked:

On average how long does sperm live?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Sperm: average of 72 hours.

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