A 27-year-old female asked:

After an egg is released during ovulation dies it stays 24 hours or longer? im asking this because i have seen too many conflicting responses. some say 24 while some say 24-48 while some say 24-72. i know quality of egg is important but im confused?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
After released, an egg (ovum) survives less than 24 hours. The optimal time for the egg to be fertilized is about 4-6 hours after ovulation.
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