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What are the chances of getting pregnant if my husband has a low sperm volume and low sperm ph?

What are the chances of getting pregnant if my husband has a low sperm volume and low sperm ph?

Who knows?: Known to many, some 10-15 % of couples can not get pregnancy under unprotected sex, and in 50% of couples, the problems come from females; 30 %, from males; and 20%, from both males and females.

Semen volume may vary and is usually about 1.4-4.5 cc. As far as the quality of semen is concerned, the sperm count, maturity, and forward motility are the major significant factors for fertility. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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My husband has a low sperm count what are our chances of getting pregnant? We are both 32.

My husband has a low sperm count what are our chances of getting pregnant? We are both 32.

Excellent: First I would recommend repeating the semen analysis to confirm. It would best to have a full fertility evaluation. Based on the exact numbers a specialist would determine whether insemination, ivf, or evaluation by a urologist is most appropriate. L but in the end you should still be able to become pregnant. ...Read more

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If a woman has sperm on her fingers & immediately puts her fingers in her vagina (to get pregnant), what are the chances of her getting pregnant?

If a woman has sperm on her fingers & immediately puts her fingers in her vagina (to get pregnant), what are the chances of her getting pregnant?

STILL LOW: There is not Definitive Number to give you. But as stated, this is NOT a recommended activity as insertion of Warm, immediately/recently ejaculated sperm being inserted via the fingers can possible cause a pregnancy if the woman is ovulating or recently ovulated. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if the husband's sperm have abnormal motility and count?

What are the chances of getting pregnant if the husband's sperm have abnormal motility and count?

Depends: Aside from female factors, the answer really depends on how abnormal the semen parameters are: chances can range form excellent to dismal. Care to give some specifics? ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant when my husbands sperm count is only 300, 000 is it still possible?

What are the chances of getting pregnant when my husbands sperm count is only 300, 000 is it still possible?

Yes: The lower reference limit for sperm concentration is 10-15 million/mL. Your husband has severe oligospermia. The odds of success are low. If you have not concieved within 12 months, you may opt to get help from a reproductive endocrinologist to help you.
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Sperm spilled on my girlfriend's labia, but we immediatly clean it. What are the chances of getting pregnant?

Small but not zero: Unprotected sexual intercourse is proven method to getting pregnant so any time you engage in unprotected sex, you & your partner take a chance at getting pregnant. It's possible to get pregnant even while using "withdrawal method" as most guys won't pull out in time. Plus there's always controversy about precum. So you wiped up what you saw. But what about what u didn't see? All u need is 1 sperm. ...Read more

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If sperm DHA fragmentation is 32% what are the chances of getting pregnant and the chances of a miscarriage, due to sperm?

If sperm DHA fragmentation is 32% what are the chances of getting pregnant and the chances of a miscarriage, due to sperm?

Sperm DNA fragments: Sperm fragmentation may be due to cigarette smoking, varicocele [dilated scrotal veins] & heat exposure. Often the cause is unknown. High levels are associated with low pregnancy rates unless IVF & ICSI is used. The miscarriage rate is slightly higher. If the cause is known, fix it. If not, you may wish to consider IVF & ICSI for the best results. ...Read more

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Whenever I have with my husband I noticed the sperm usually comes out. Why? Will it affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Whenever I have with my husband I noticed the sperm usually comes out. Why? Will it affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Probably not.: You can try lying on your back, raising your pelvis up with knees bent to prevent that for 15 to 30 minutes, if concerned. Gravity affects your husband's ejaculate with sperm coming out. Sperm are quite good at navigating to and through the cervix regardless so unless there are reasons for infertility, you probably don't need to be overly concerned at your young age. Relaxing helps, too. Take care ...Read more

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Does weed lower sperm count? And what are the chances of getting pregnant from a very small amount of sperm while ovulating? Please don't judge.

Does weed lower sperm count? And what are the chances of getting pregnant from a very small amount of sperm while ovulating? Please don't judge.

Pot and sperm: No. If uterus did it would not be of any clinical significance. Millions of humans smoke pot and are parents! One sperm is all it takes to impregnate the one egg. If there is one sperm the chances are very high for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant with the following conditions: I believe I was ovulating, used pull out method, and partner drinks heavily (every other day) which may affect his sperm strength?

High: Your chances of PG with "pull out method" are high.
Do no depend on your partner for birth control if you are female.
And depending on someone who drinks heavily to be responsible for withdrawal is not wise. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting pregnant if a spermicidal condom fell off inside of me with sperm in it?

What are my chances of getting pregnant if a spermicidal condom fell off inside of me with sperm in it?

Risky: If during ovulation, within any spermicide, it would be 25%. With spermicide, it is greatly reduced. If randomly during the month, that 25% is only good for women days, so 1/15 chance with 25%, so it goes to 1/60 without the spermicide, so more likely less than 1/100 in your case. ...Read more

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Can having sex once DAILY from day 8 of cycle to day 17 reduces the chances of getting pregnant with regard to the sperm formation?

Can having sex once DAILY from day 8 of cycle to day 17 reduces the chances of getting pregnant with regard to the sperm formation?

Yes: Having intercourse that often may deplete the sperm count. I would recommend intercourse around the time of ovaluation. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant through non-penetrative sex? Such as dry sex through underwear. Can sperm on underwear cause pregnancy?

What are the chances of getting pregnant through non-penetrative sex? Such as dry sex through underwear. Can sperm on underwear cause pregnancy?

No chance: Zero. Sperm do not swim through clothes. They do not swim over dry skin. They have to be deposited inside of the vagina to cause pregnancy. Remember many girls can die or be cast out if they are not technically virgins in parts of the world so many make up stories to cover up vaginal intercourse. Babies come from sperm left in the vagina during ovulation. ...Read more

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Finding it necessary to use lubricant for comfort during sex. Will using lubricant interfere with sperm motility or chances of getting pregnant?

Finding it necessary to use lubricant for comfort during sex. Will using lubricant interfere with sperm motility or chances of getting pregnant?

Vaginal lubricants: It's been found that even water-soluble vaginal lubricants can decrease sperm motility. Lubricants that won't affect motility is the commercial product called preseed and other more commonly found products such as mineral oil and canola oil. These have not found to affect sperm motility nor survival. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant with fresh sperm on your fingers while ovulating and/or being on your fertile days?

What are the chances of getting pregnant with fresh sperm on your fingers while ovulating and/or being on your fertile days?

Can't give you a: Number. However if fresh, viable sperm is deposited at introitus or in vagina through digital penetration - then pregnancy is possible. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant by being fingered after your bf wiped sperm off his hand, and this happened a week before your period?

What are the chances of getting pregnant by being fingered after your bf wiped sperm off his hand, and this happened a week before your period?

Incredibly unlikely: I would say that the chances of pregnancy are pretty close to zero. Also, assuming regular periods, then this is far enough after likely ovulation that your fertile window had also passed. Check a pregnancy test at the time of your next period. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant by a man with no sperm count? Is it safe to not use a condom since I'm on the patch and have endometriosis?

What are the chances of getting pregnant by a man with no sperm count? Is it safe to not use a condom since I'm on the patch and have endometriosis?

How sure are You: After successful vasectomy sperm count is zero, obviously most effective contraception practiced At 18 you have to be cautious, prepared to handle unwanted pregnancy, speak to your doctor for better protection. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant 1 day after ovulation with little sperm ejaculation at the vaginal opening? Took an OPK & result was negative

What are the chances of getting pregnant 1 day after ovulation with little sperm ejaculation at the vaginal opening? Took an OPK & result was negative

Do not take chances: Do not take chances. No method is infallible and ovulation predictor kits are wrong 10-15% of the time. Any amount of sperm can get you pregnant. Use condoms instead. ...Read more

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Sperm lives in vagina 3 to 5 days. Does masturbating 2days after sex kill sperm or hurt chances of getting pregnant?

Sperm lives in vagina 3 to 5 days. Does masturbating 2days after sex kill sperm or hurt chances of getting pregnant?

No: If anything, masturbating will increase your chances of pregnancy because it causes uterine contractions and increases the ability for sperm to travel. ...Read more

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