A 27-year-old female asked:

How much sperm should be deposited to fertilize an egg?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Only need 1 : About 400 million sperm are present during ejaculation. It only takes one to fertilize the egg.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

What are the syptoms when the sperm is fertilizing the egg?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 26 years experience
None: There are no symptoms. Once fertilization occurs and the egg implants inn the uterus hormonal changes occur to support the pregnancy but these take weeks. The actual fertilization is not symptomatic at all.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
What percentage of sperm is fit enough to fertilize an egg?
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
Urology 65 years experience
Very few: with the in vitro fertilization programs ivf, we learned it takes about 40 sperm to work on penetrating the egg for one to make it in.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
How many days does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg?
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Ovulation: Sperm fertilize the egg instantly when it is ovulated from the ovary. Your question's answer all depends upon when you ovulate in relation to when spe... Read More
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A member asked:
How long does it take the sperm to meet and fertilize the egg?
Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 22 years experience
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 muc... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
When does d egg fertilize wen male sperm with it and what is the sign?
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No signs: A woman does not have ay signs of exactly when her egg is fertilized by a sperm, until she is pregnant. Ovulation (when the egg releases) normally hap... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Will an abnormal sperm be able to fertilize and egg and will the baby be deformed?
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: We believe that only normal sperm are able to penetrate an ovum & result in fertilization. Thus, deformed sperm are not a cause of deformed babies... Read More
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