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How long does sperm "really" stay in the body?I have heard up to 3 days,up to 7 days and up to 10 days!!I was on birth control at the time and but missed 3 days of taking them.On the 3rd day i had sex is it possible for me to get pregnant weeks later?Im to scared to take an pregnancy test im still waitng on my period to come suppose to come on some time next week!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:57 PM on Nov. 1, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • it stays in for 8 days but after 4 it is dead

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • You will just have to wait. Anything is possible. If you period time comes and goes without a period, take a test. Good Luck

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • Actually, it can stay living for up to 7 days, as long it's wet (which if it's in your vagina it is), it's still alive. Google it! Weeks if you were anywhere near ovulating (3 days before 3 days after) and since you didn't take your pill for 3 days, you would've gotten pregnant when you weren't on the pill. It isn't the sperm living in you for 7 days that would've done it, it's the fact that when you went without your pill you kinda forced the ovulation to happen. If your period doesn't come take a test to ease your mind. If you get a negative, and it still doesn't come a week later, go see the Dr.


    Answer by smilinghug at 7:04 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • Sperm lasts up to 72 hours! To find out if your ovulating, you should count 14 days from your last period. That is when the sperm will fertilize the egg.

    Answer by DanaLamborn at 7:53 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • smilinghug.... hey sorry but if it is in you vagina it is not alive once it enters your uterus yes... but vaginal fluid actually kills sperm... and on a good day sperm can live for three days, but after the first hour it slows down and begins to die, that is why some women have problems getting pregnant... i have a uterus that is tilted forward and the sperm have trouble reaching all the way to the eggs.... there can be a chance you are pregnant but sperm lives at most three days... go to

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

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