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North Branch, MN
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.
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Fertil: Once it swims and makes contact its game on.

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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

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
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.
Denton, TX
A 19-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for a sperm to fertilize?

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Up to several days : Once ejaculated during intercourse, sperm can live up to 5 days in the female's body. Also note that it can take up to 5 days for the sperm to reach the egg. So anywhere from 1-5 days is the best answer.
Valdosta, GA
A 20-year-old female asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Swimming Sperm: Two to five days. It has to find the cervix opening, swim through the cervical mucous, up and into the uterus, find the opening to the fallopian tubes, transverse these and then swim into the pelvis and find a readied egg.
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 24 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.
OH
A 43-year-old female asked:

How long can an egg be waiting to be fertilized by sperm?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not long!: Eggs can wait that long. Usually just 2 or 3 days.

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