Semen is also called seminal fluid. It is produced from the male reproductive tract. They contain sperm cells that are capable of fertilizing the female's eggs. It also contains some liquids that combine to form a seminal plasma. It helps to keep the sperm viable. Pregnancy happens when the sperm is ejaculated into the vagina of the female. It fertilizes the mature ovum in the uterus and forms an embryo resulting in pregnancy in women.

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I masturbated into a towel that had traces of semen and was later used by my sister to clean her private parts. Can she get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I masturbated into a towel a few days ago, but a few drops of semen leaked into the bed sheet. So I used another towel to clean it by rubbing hard on that surface, but after about ten minutes, unaware of these things, my sister used that second towel to clean her private parts after usi...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly, to get pregnant, the sperm must be released inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulati...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the white stuff in my urine as I have only one kidney?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old guy, with one kidney. One year ago, I made a CT scan with contrast. A week after this event, I started to have white stuff in the urine. If I am sitting, there are white things floating on the surface. If I am up, it starts to foam a lot. So, I did a blood and urine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First, let us discuss the prognosis of a single kidney. I have had many patients in the OPD (out patient department) with an incidentally detected single kidney in the age group of 60's. Al...  Read Full »

Is it fine for a 18-year-old to get low semen after masturbation?

Query: Hi, I last masturbated about four weeks ago; it was very little, like a teaspoon. However, I masturbate three times a week; should I be worried? I am currently taking acne medicine. I am a 18-years-old male with a height of 163 cm and weighing 58 kgs.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Low semen can happen in case of dehydration, hormonal imbalance, urine infection, and vitamin deficiency. I suggest you take adequate water and check your testosterone, thyroid function test, and urine. In addition, I would suggest you take Zincovit (multivitamin) table...  Read Full »

Can you suggest to us ways to get pregnant while having a semen infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old male, and my wife is 26 years. We have been trying to have a baby for the past seven years. I had a sperm analysis in 2011. My count was 68 m, all the parameters were good except the presence of Proteus spp. bacteria. The doctor injected me with gentamycin once, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me start on a positive note by saying that she stands a very good chance of pregnancy, but there are some small issues in your infertility treatment which I will try to cl...  Read Full »

Can the ejaculated semen transport sperm through the clothing?

Query: Hi doctor, I ejaculated on my pants when my girlfriend rubbed my crotch while sitting on my lap. As soon as I did, she got off. I was wearing boxers and pants as well, and there was a little stain of the semen on my pants. I am worried about the potential risk of pregnancy because she might have com...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. Please do not worry and stay assured as there is no chance of pregnancy as the semen cannot travel multiple layers of clothing to enter the vagina. I hope this helps. Revert in case of further queries.   Read Full »

Will the recurrent nightfall within a week affect our health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I have never had sex. But within a week, I had nightfall for about 5 times. Will this affect my health?  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you are 20, you will obviously have higher testosterone levels. If you do not masturbate, your body needs a way to get the semen out and hence occurs nightfall. Nightfall is nothing but the involuntary ejaculation of the semen from the penis during sleep. It i...  Read Full »

I am trying to have a baby. What can I do to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have been trying for a baby for the past three months. Regarding my semen count, I have a few doubts. I do like to know if it is normal. If not, then how to improve it? After abstaining for one week, the semen sample was given. The result showed grayish white, alkali...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your semen analysis shows lots of dead sperm with low sperm count. It could be due to high blood sugars or some other pathology and that needs to be investigated. Please get the following tests done. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). 3 hours glucose tolerance test needs...  Read Full »

Do I need a PAP smear if I have a long-term homosexual relationship?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female in a long-term relationship with a girl. We have both never been in a relationship with anyone else nor had any sexual activity with other people of either gender before. Do I need to get my Pap smear test done? I have recently been to my gynecologist and was...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? I do not see any reason for you to get the test done. Let me explain why. Pap smear or Papanicolaou smear is taken from the outer and inner surface of the cervix called ectocervical and endocervical area respectively. When your cervix, especiall...  Read Full »

My husband has ejaculated on my buttock. Is it possible to get pregnant in this scenario?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has ejaculated on my ass. Although we are not having sex, he ejaculated on my ass, then he cleaned it with a cloth, but I felt that my vagina was wet then he cleaned my vagina with the same cloth (doubt that semen has flown to my vagina as I felt it was wet, but he told that...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, 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. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern of the female. ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest whether I have any issues with my semen report.

Query: Hi doctor, My semen result is as follows. Volume 2 mL, pearly white in color and viscous, 30 minutes liquefaction time, 20 millions/mL sperm count, 20% motility, normal morphology 30% and abnormal morphology 15%. Is there any issue with my semen report? Is there any abnormality that will lead to pro...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The semen volume, sperm concentration and liquefaction time are in normal range. Morphology is also normal. The main area that needs attention is motility, which is lower than normal. Since the concentration is good, that should not cause...  Read Full »

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