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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Can fingering cause pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female and for the first time, my partner did fingering in my vagina. And it was on the next day when my periods ended. He is pretty sure that his fingers did not have any semen. Also, he rubbed his penis over my body with both our lower body parts covered with clot...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It was next day at the end of your period. So, the chance of pregnancy is nil on this day. Even if you had sex that day, you would not have got period. So, there is no need to take an i-pill. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy with precum?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I had sex two days back. We used a condom before penetration. However, I am worried about getting pregnant because I read online that getting pregnant by precum is also there. Should I take an I-pill to be safe or not?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. The sperm has to travel to the egg, fertilize it, and then fertilize the egg to get implanted in the uterus. I am not clear about your precum detail as you have not mentioned whet...  Read Full »

Can you get pregnant even if there was no ejaculation during unprotected sex?

Query: I'm 22years old, me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex . A week and few days ago..I do not have any complaints so far .. eventhough I assume that there was no semen ejaculation inside there a possibility of pregnancy. I don't have any symptoms..I was previously diagnosed with PCOS about 8-9mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi dear good evening I fully understand your concern and will surely help you see for getting pregnant the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female and these sperms then need to fertilise an egg which then gets implanted in uterus and finally the female concieves however larg...  Read Full »

Could condom slip and spill of precum in vagina cause pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had sex. He used a condom, but then it got slipped when he moved and I think there was precum on my vulva and right after I went to wash and we stopped. This happened two months ago. Last month, my period was late by one day and lasted nine days. This month, I am late...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, you have to understand that for getting pregnant, a sperm has to travel all the way inside the vagina, meet the egg, fertilize it and then finally if all goes well, then one gets pregnant. Now to put your ...  Read Full »

Can precum cause 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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

What are the chances of pregnancy through anal sex?

Query: Me and my girlfriend had unprotected sex and she took i pill the next day. Her last Period date way 20 days back, and she said her expected periods was a week later. But periods didn't come. She also said that she is feeling cramps on lower abdomen and on the back. We were worried, but she got her p...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi I pill is High dose progesterone and can cause irregular cycles for a month or two. I don't think you have anything to worry about. Anal sex cannot lead to pregnancy. Pre-cum also has very little or no sperms at all and there is only a theoretical chance of pregnancy with pre-cum. Still for your...  Read Full »

How can I control my excess precum?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I am concerned about the amount of precum when aroused. From my understanding, a teaspoon full would be normal. I have probably four times more. It is disturbing and I would like to reduce it via medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Precum is the fluid coming naturally out before ejaculation, its function mainly is to lubricate during intercourse. It man contain sperms as well. This fluid comes naturally and it is good for us actually. And the amount will vary with age and sexual desire. There are...  Read Full »

What are the reasons, other than pregnancy, for missed periods?

Query: Hi sir, Me and my girlfriend had romance during that time my pennis tip entered her viginal opening thrice .I didnt ejaculated before or during the romance time.but after few days she missed her periods.what might might reason . Thanks waiting for the reply What will be the reason ?  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: If you didn’t ejaculated inside than there is almost no chance of pregnancy. But many times man are not sure about precum. So can do home urine pregnancy test just for confirmation and to relieve stress. Once it comes negative than we are sure that it is not due to pregnancy. And there is some ot...  Read Full »

My partner's period is irregular. Will i-pill work?

Query: Hi doctor, I and my partner had unprotected sex. She is a virgin. We tried intercourse three times and each time it was not even more than 15 seconds. As she is a virgin she is getting huge pain when I insert into her vagina. Moreover, as it is hurting her, I not even inserted my organ completely i...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not think you have to worry about this. Let me explain each one by one. If periods are irregular you can never predict when ovulation is. It is always 14 days before the periods. So even if it is 22-day cycle, ovulation will be on the third or fourth day. Life ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of getting pregnant with precum while ovulating?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my partner had sex yesterday. We were using condoms but he had changed the condom three times already. On the last one, he took it out because he felt like he needed to ejaculate but it went away after he had pulled out. He then asked me to masturbate him and he ejaculated a lit...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are right to state that if the condom was torn, there may have been some precum gone inside the vagina and even that can make you pregnant unless your partner is absolutely sure about it. You can choose to take the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of...  Read Full »

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