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A 27-year-old female asked:

Would you feel when the sperm is fertilizing the egg? how long does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: You can not feel that. The initial fertilization process when the sperm penetrates the egg is less than a second. It can take minutes, hours or even a day or two for the spetm to reach the egg.

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A 23-year-old male asked:

Could it take up to 1-2 weeks for sperm to fertilize a egg during ovulation? If not how long do it take?

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Dr. David Sneid
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No: No, that's not the way it works. If it doesn't happen in 1-2 days, it's not going to happen.
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How long can an egg be waiting to be fertilized by sperm?

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How long does it take the sperm to meet and fertilize the egg?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Minutes: Once sperm enters the uterus it takes minutes to reach the tubes where the egg is. Sperm that doesn't gain immediate entry is held in the cervical mucous and released into the uterus over time.
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How long can it take sperm reach the egg to fertilize it?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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A female asked:

How long does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Quickly: The actual fertilization is very quick, but the sperm may wander around for days before getting to the egg to fertilize it. Millions of sperm start the journey, only one (if any) usually gets to the final destination.

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