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Fingering with semen, chances of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Can pregnancy occur if a man ejaculates, then wipes off his hands, then puts his finger into a woman's vagina?
Doctor :   hi
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User :   Hi..My son and his girlfriend are panicking. He reluctantly told me the situation and I thought I'd consult an expert
Doctor :   if the fingers have the sperms (they are microscopic), then chances are present
Doctor :   if the hands are washed with water and soap, then chances are not there.
User :   Even if he wiped them off and the sperm were dry
Doctor :   was his girlfriend in her fertile period during the act?
User :   She had her period last week
Doctor :   when was her last mestrual periods?
Doctor :   ok, what is the menstrual cycle length, in how many days gap she gets her next periods?
User :   Let me ask him....just a second
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   Her cycle ended on Monday, it usually lasts for five days and she should get her period again on July 3
Doctor :   do you man to say that she will get her periods on august 3rd?
Doctor :   *mean
User :   Oooooh....yes...I'm sorry
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as per details given by you, the chances are that she was in her fertile period meaning she can have egg present in her system. so pregnancy chances are still there.
Doctor :   how long back was the incident?
Doctor :   if 72 hours are not yet up, then it is better to consider taking Plan-B
User :   Actually, my son said the 23rd.....let me check the date again. I'm sorry. This just happened tonight
Doctor :   since mere wiping of the semen from hands may not ensure that no traces of sperms are left.
User :   Let me go ask again. I am sorry, please bear with me
Doctor :   it is fine, you can confirm and tel. i will wait.
User :   Okay - the date is July 23 and she gets her period approximatey every 25 days
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   let me get it right. correct me if I am wrong. she had her last periods on July 23d, and the incident happened tonight.
Doctor :   and she is supposed to get her next periods on Aug 3rd
User :   No....she got her last period approximately June 23-24 and should get it again around July 23 (tho that's not 25 days). I'm sorry for this.....I'm asking my son and he's asking her.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the chances of pregnancy are there if she is on her fertle period during the act
Doctor :   if 72 hours are not yet up since the act, then she should consider taking Plan-B to avoid risk of pregnancy
Doctor :   since mere wiping of the semen from hands may not ensure that no traces of sperms are left.
Doctor :   and presence of egg in her body during that time will result in pregnancy.
User :   okay - is pregnancy this way common or rare.... will Plan B make her sick or anything and can she get it over the counter?
Doctor :   she can get it OTC, depending on which country you are in.
User :   USA
Doctor :   she might have feeling of sickness, nausea,diarrhea, withdrawal bleed
User :   Is this rare?
User :   I mean pregnancy this way
Doctor :   we cannot say it is rare, pregnancy s known to occur in cases like this
Doctor :   chances an vary from 50-80%
User :   Thank you very much
Doctor :   so it is not a rare thing to occur
User :   I hope you have a better niht than I'm having
User :   *night
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   do not worry, just confirm the details with them and see if Plan-B can be taken.
User :   no thank you. This IS confidential, right? I don't want to see it on the website
Doctor :   if not then she as to wait for her next periods
Doctor :   it is confidential. do not wory about it
Doctor :   only you can acsess to it
Doctor :   through your accounts and settings
User :   okay thank you
User :   have a good night
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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