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A 24-year-old female asked:

How do you no if the sperm reached the egg? an how long should i wait to take a pregency test?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The best time to take a pregnancy test is when you are 1 week late for your period.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long do the x and y sperms take to reach the egg?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Sperm: Sperm can reach the egg in as little as a few minutes if the egg is waiting there. There is not a strict rule about 'how long' for x vs. Y sperm, though the x-bearing sperm on average swim a little slower.
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Please tell me how long it takes for the sperm to reach the egg?

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
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Sperm velocity: Determined by the sperm motility, vaginal secretions, where the egg is during conception.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

How long it wll take the sperm to reach and fertalize the egg?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About 30min to a day: There isn't a official exact time from ejaculation to fertilization, but it's probably a half hour to a day or so. The egg has to be already out there hanging around, waiting for the sperm, in order for the sperm to get there and fertilize it quickly (half hour to half day or so). Otherwise, it can take days to reach an egg, if the egg hasn't even come out of the ovary yet.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How long dose it take for sperm to reach the egg?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not long: It can be as little as 15-30 minutes, but sperm can last inside a woman's body up to 3-5 days.
A 31-year-old female asked:

How long can it take sperm reach the egg to fertilize it?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Several minutes: It doesn't take sperm long to reach the egg for fertilization. Sperm can reach the egg in a matter of minutes. During intercourse, sperm is also picked up and saved by the cervical mucous and sent towards the egg over many hours.

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