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can sperm affect already fertilized egg?

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Dr. John Nesbitt
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No: An egg can be fertilized by only one sperm. Once the egg has been fertilized, it becomes impenetrable and no other spermatozoa can affect the egg.

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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 member asked:

What will happen to other sperm once a sperm has fertilized an egg?

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Dr. Amr Azim
Dr. Amr Azim answered
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
They dont make it: The egg has an inner mechanism that prevent more than one sperm from entering the egg. The rest of sperm do not make it and are eliminated by special cells in the female genital tract.
A 27-year-old female asked:

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

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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.
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 27-year-old female asked:

Will I receive money for donating egg combine with sperm?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Egg donations...: From time to time, there are ads looking for healthy college students to donate eggs. A well-qualified woman can check with local fertility clinics or at her nearby university medical center to see if any one is paying for egg donations, and to see what the actual rules and regulations are.

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