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Precum or pre-ejaculate is the clear and viscous fluid that is ejected from the penis on sexual arousal. As there might be some sperm present in precum, it can cause pregnancy. Its primary function is to lubricate and to neutralize the acids.

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I have been facing a semen leakage issue for the past month. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Currently, I have been facing an issue of semen leakage for at least a month. I have got no medication or check-ups. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is called precum or pre-ejaculatory fluid (PEF), a normal secretion that comes before you ejaculate so sperm can travel smoothly and get out of the penis. If there is no or reduced pre-ejaculatory fluid, there are fewer chances to impregnate a female. You can cont...  Read Full »

I am pregnant, and I am not sure it is my husband's since I had sex with someone else. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am three weeks and four days pregnant. My husband and I were actively trying to conceive. My fertile window started nine days ago this month. My ovulation day was mid of this month. A day after, I got drunk and slept with someone else. The person did not ejaculate inside me but wore ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. In my opinion, for getting pregnant, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of a female. These sperms then need to fertilize with an egg which is generally available around ovulation. The fertilized egg...  Read Full »

My partner and I touched each other but had no sexual intercourse. Is there a possibility of pregnancy if she had come in contact with precum?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I were touching each other, and I am not sure if a small amount of precum may have come in contact with my hand before I touched her intimates. Both of us are virgins, her hymen is intact, and I did not ejaculate. However, she was ovulating at that time. About 21 hours late...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. In order to become pregnant, sperm must be released inside the female vagina. These sperm must then fertilize an egg, which may or may not be available depending on the female's ovulation pattern. The successfully fertilized egg must then ...  Read Full »

Can I become pregnant by fingering with precum in the pool?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I were at a swimming pool. My partner looked to see whether he cummed in his swim shorts while in the water, he stated that he noticed that he pre-cummed since he still had an erection after it and did not finish completely. He then stated that he touched his cum, and 10 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. However, based on the information you provided, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. Pre-cum, which forms before ejaculation, does not contain enough sperm to cause pregnancy. Additionally, if your partner touc...  Read Full »

My girlfriend's period got delayed for three days. We did not have sexual intercourse last month. Is there a chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner’s period was three days later than the expected date. She had bleeding for two days. The bleeding stopped on the third day and resumed again on the fourth day. The bleeding was there for three days in total. We did not have any sexual intercourse last month. We hugged each ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The chances of pregnancy are nil, as there was no sexual intercourse. You need not worry about that. As far as the period is concerned, it has come four days late. So you need to have some investigations done. The cause...  Read Full »

Can I get HIV from non-penetrative sex?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I had a sexual encounter with a girl. I did not have any penetrative sex, but I rubbed my penis against her vagina for two to three times. There was no vaginal fluid contact also. I did not have penetrative sex, so I did not use a condom. So, I am worried whether I am exposed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Even if there is no intercourse, there is risk involved, but it is less. And yes, HIV RNA test is reliable to detect HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. But only HIV RNA is not sufficient. You need to get HIV antibodies and p24 antigen levels tested also. Bot...  Read Full »

I had nonpenetrative sex. Is there a chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my girlfriend seven days ago. I did not enter my penis into her vagina, but I rubbed my penis and a little amount of precum was there in her inner wear. Later, she washed her vagina with water. Is there a chance for pregnancy? Can precum penetrate and cause pregnancy? Cu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are actually minimal chances of her getting pregnant as there was no penetration or ejaculation. Moreover, sperms even if present in the precum are very fragile and get easily morphologically denatured on coming in contact with fomites like undergarments (cotton...  Read Full »

Can emergency contraceptive prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex twice within two hours. I did not ejaculate inside her both the times and she urinated immediately after sex both the times as well. Within an hour, she took an I-pill. My only concern is would my precum or any existing semen inside my tract would s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If she has taken an I-pill within the next hour after the last intercourse, then there is no apparent need to be worried as this shall prevent any chances of pregnancy due to possible pre-cum ejaculation, considering that she is in her fertile period. An I-pill shou...  Read Full »

I had protected sex with my boyfriend, and there was no ejaculation, but I am concerned about the possibility of pregnancy due to the presence of precum. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old woman with a regular menstrual cycle of 30 to 32 days. My last menstrual period occurred in the middle of last month. Last month I had a sexual encounter with my boyfriend wherein he wore a condom throughout, and there was no ejaculation inside the condom. However, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You are correct that there might be some level of concern given the timing of your menstrual cycle. While the possibility of ovulation during that time exists, it is reassuring that your male partner used protection. To address your worri...  Read Full »

What should I do if my foreskin backs up and causes pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue with an overactive bulbourethral gland causing excessive amounts of precum. Due to this, it can sometimes cause a back up of the foreskin which results in pressure and what I would call the entire descent of the vas deferens into the scrotum. This also causes stomach pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Precum comes from various glands, including the bulbourethral gland. However, the sperm from the testes have a separate tube (vas) that carries sperm to the urethra. This is unlikely to get temporarily clogged by other secretions. Prostatic glands also have separate ...  Read Full »

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