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Does masturbation affect the chances of conception?

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Posted on Mon, 30 May 2016
Question: Hello doctor I want to know is masturbation harmful after intercourse as I am planning to get pregnant can I conceive because I masturbate in 15 days please help me out as I am very worried about getting pregnant I am 31 years old
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Masturbation is never harmful.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
I can understand your concerns.

Masturbation, done at anytime, is never harmful. It will not affect your chances of conception.

Do not worry at all.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shubham Mehta (22 minutes later)
Thanks for the reply..I masturbated around 4 to 5 times this month..Can i still conceive dr..is there still the chances of conception as i have read somewhere that after doing intercourse if you do masturbation then the sperms gets out from the vagina as the sperms stays for 3 days and then it gets dissolved..
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pregnancy still possible.

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome.
Yes, you can still conceive. Masturbation will not affect the chances of conception.

A single sperm can fertilize the ovum. So even if some sperms might be washed away, the chances of getting pregnant still remain.

Do not worry.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shubham Mehta (2 minutes later)
Thank you Doctor..this relieves me a lot...it is very helpful...thank you
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.

Kindly close the discussion if you have no more queries and give your valuable feedback.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does masturbation affect the chances of conception?

Brief Answer: Masturbation is never harmful. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to HCM. I can understand your concerns. Masturbation, done at anytime, is never harmful. It will not affect your chances of conception. Do not worry at all. Hope this helps. Thanks.