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how long does a egg last after ovulation

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Possible: Nobody really knows how long the egg lasts after ovulation but some experts in the field believe that it lasts for ~ 24 hours. I have seen people get ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About a day: Women don't know exactly when they ovulate, so it's always an estimate. After ovulation, her egg will be fertile for about a day. That means she is tr ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Less than 24 hours: Probably less than 24 hours after ovulation. You should not get pregnant from sex a week and a half after you ovulate. Sometimes you can ovulate later ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Egg after ovulation: It either gets fertilized, or it gets absorbed by the body, or passes thru.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
24 hours tops: It may be as little as 10 hours to 24 hours. Contrary to many opininons on the internet, it is not longer than this.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Highly variable: It varies from cycle to cycle and certainly between one woman to the next.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ovulation: Every female has a different and set ovulation. This simple app cannot teach you how to know your ovulation but there is a lot on the web. Ovulation ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
14 years experience Family Medicine
Good question: Usually, pms symptoms occur before your periods. Some women can experience pms like symptoms around their time of ovulation too.. Wait and watch for y ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Impregnation: Sperm must be there ready to impregnate an egg when it is released from the ovary. The longer after ovulation sperm reach this location the less likel ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Kuncl
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The egg lives @2d: Ovulation is when the egg is released from the ovary. It generally occurs 2 weeks after the first day of the last menstrual period. The egg survives ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Within 24 hours: Aftrr ovulation, the released egg actually only has 24 hours to be fertilized. If not fertilized by then, then it becomes "unresponsive" and undergoes ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Brief period: Ovulation itself only lasts a matter of minutes. However, the egg may remain fertilizable for another 12 hrs and the sperm can live in the cervix f ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
One moment in time: Ovulation is a single moment in time, when her egg pops out of her follicle on the surface of her ovary. Think of it as 1 minute, and then she has alr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Bleeding, spotting and discharge after having a baby is very normal. The time will vary from person to person. Usually it stops within 3-6 weeks. Bre ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Implantation bldg.: Ovulation detected by a temperature rise and subsequent fertilization precedes implantation of the fertilized embryo by 5-7 days. The bleeding from th ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 wks BEFORE period: In general, women ovulate 2 weeks before their period starts. You should keep track of several cycles and then count backwards. You can also get an ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Singh
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on the exact time of ovulation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Usually 14 days: A normal luteal phase - time from ovulation to period - is 14 days +/-. It's never more than maybe 15 days, so if it seems longer you probably mis-rea ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
After ovulation: Has occured you have 10-24 hours, after which it can no longer be fertilized. Yes, its probably as little as 1 day (maybe 2.).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 day: The egg can only be fertilized for about 1 day after ovulation, but sperm can live for 4-5 days--so sex 4-5 days prior to ovulation can result in preg ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Average Work Week: Oh, about the same as the average work week.Five days.Pretty good. At minimum wage. Comfortable warm environment.But, it's an uphill climb.Only a few ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
1-2 days: 1-2 days.

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