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Doctor insights on: Can You Release An Egg While Pregnant

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When can you tell if an egg is fertilized?

When can you tell if an egg is fertilized?

Nothing: Pregnancy is silent. The fetus has no physical or chemical connection to the mother until about fourteen days after conception. Only then does the mother begin to be symptomatic. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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If you are pregnant, can you cramp while you or ovulating or if the egg is moving or fertilizing?

If you are pregnant, can you cramp while you or ovulating or if the egg is moving or fertilizing?

?: If you are already pregnant,the egg should not be fertilizing it should have already been fertilized and the fertilized egg moving thru the tube should not cause cramping. ...Read more

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Should you release an egg every time you ovulate?

Should you release an egg every time you ovulate?

By definition: Literally, the word ovulation means to release an egg, so 'yes.' if your question refers more to releasing an egg when an ovulation test turns positive, the answer is 'mostly.' it is however possible, although not common, for multiple reasons to detect a positive on opk and not actually release an egg. ...Read more

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Anytime you have unprotected sex can you get pregnant if the sperm fertilizes an egg? Can any sperm fertilize a mature egg?

Anytime you have unprotected sex can you get pregnant if the sperm fertilizes an egg? Can any sperm fertilize a mature egg?

Yes: Usually an egg can be fertilized by sperm in 60 to 80% of the cycles, but only 15 to 20% of the time will implantation occur and subsequently yield a positive pregnancy test. Also not every sperm can fertilize the mature egg. ...Read more

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When your ovary is preparing to release an egg, do you feel it?

When your ovary is preparing to release an egg, do you feel it?

Mittelschmerz: Some women feel a pain, when their ovary releases an egg. In an ideal cycle of 28 days this happens in the middle of a woman's cycle. A German gynecologist coined the name "Mittelschmerz - middlepain". ...Read more

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If a fertilized egg doesn't attach and you release it during your period could that be a miscarriage?

If a fertilized egg doesn't attach and you release it during your period could that be a miscarriage?

Technically no: Since it did not attach to the endometrium and uterus there would not be any HCG produced and therefore, technically no pregnancy even though the egg was fertilized. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if there is not an egg in the fallopian tube. Also can you get pregnant if you are not ovulating?

Can you get pregnant if there is not an egg in the fallopian tube.  Also can you get pregnant if you are not ovulating?

No, no: You can't get pregnant not ovulating (without ivf), and you can't get pregnant withotut an egg in the tube (without ivf.). ...Read more

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Can you feel if the egg is fertilizing?

Can you feel if the egg is fertilizing?

No: the egg has no nerve supply which is attached to the mothers CNS ...Read more

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So when you release an egg and it travels through the fallopian tube, How can you get a period if both fallopian tubes are removed? I don't understand

So when you release an egg and it travels through the fallopian tube, How can you get a period if both fallopian tubes are removed? I don't understand

Menstrual lining: When you have a period you are shedding your menstrual lining - the endometrium -- not the egg. The egg is only 1 microscopic cell. The material and blood that is expelled during the menstrual cycle all comes from the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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When an egg is being fertilized when you become pregnant, do you have cramps?

When an egg is being fertilized when you become pregnant,  do you have cramps?

Occasionally: Some women will have cramps or pain that lasts a few hours to 1-2 days at the time of ovulation. A few women have said they cramped with conception, though most women don't. ...Read more

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If you have sex the day of ovulation can you get pregnant or will it be to late since the egg is already released and it takes sprem a while to reach?

If you have sex the day of ovulation can you get pregnant or will it be to late since the egg is already released and it takes sprem a while to reach?

Yes and yes: You can get pregnant on the day you ovulate because the sperm lives for around 72 hours in your reproductive system. As you know, sperm and egg most typically meet in transit to the uterus and then implant, the whole process taking more than a day. If you are trying to get pregnant, most docs will recommend sex every other day to increase your chances around the time of ovulation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sperm to fertilize an egg and get you pregnant after intercourse?

How long does it take for sperm to fertilize an egg and get you pregnant after intercourse?

Depends: First sex must be around the time of ovulation when the egg is released. Then the sperm travels into the tube. About 4-6 days later if the egg is fertilized the embryo reaches the uterus and implants and then about 7-10 days later it can be detected in the blood. ...Read more

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So if a positive OPK doesn't always mean an egg is released how can I (at home) know for sure an egg is released?

So if a positive OPK doesn't always mean an egg is released how can I (at home) know for sure an egg is released?

Strictly speaking: Only if you get pregnant. Ultrasound is much more sensitive, of course. Relax, if your cycles are regular and your opks clear, you are most likely ovulating on time. ...Read more

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Can I have a positive ovulation test but not release an egg?

Can I have a positive ovulation test but not release an egg?

Rarely: Usually when there is an lh surge with a mature follicle ovulation ensues. Very rarely something called luteinized unruptured follicle can occur where an egg is mature and an lh surge occurs but the egg is not released. ...Read more

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What will happen to sperms that are unable ti fertilze an egg?

What will happen to sperms that are unable ti fertilze an egg?

Millions of sperm...: Those millions of sperm all die, break apart, dissolve, get mixed into the woman's secretions and mucus, etc... Some of it slowly comes back out of the vagina, mixed with vaginal mucus. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more