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During Ovulation If Your Egg Is Fertilized Does Ovulation Stop
Could it take up to 1-2 weeks for sperm to fertilize a egg during ovulation? If not how long do it take?
No: No, that's not the way it works. If it doesn't happen in 1-2 days, it's not going to happen. ...Read more
Can sperm last through your mestrual cycle from sex 10 days before your cycle started - being able to fertilize a egg during ovulation?
Around Day 14 +/-: Most women ovulate around day 14 of their monthly cycle. The cycle starts on the first day of her period. This is day 1. Sperm can hang around waiting for the egg (ovulation) for up to 3 days after intercourse. There is some variation in all of this from couple to couple. Best wishes! ...Read more
If i ovulated the 17th (yesterday) snd i had intercouse on the 16th is that enough to fertilize the egg and conceive?
If I'm not ovulating and I have unprotected sex is it okay if he cums inside me since there is no egg to fertilize ?
If i had sex with my boyfriend the day i calculated to be my ovulation day, how long til the egg is fertilize and when should I do a home test?
7-10 days after: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
If i had unprotected sex on the 31st of july and ovulated on the 2nd of august will the sperm still be living to fertilize my egg?
Can sperm still fertilize an egg 24 hours after ovulation? If yes, will the sperm need another 12 hours for the capacitation process?
Yes they can: Fertilization can definitely take place 24 hours after ovulation. The capacitation usually takes place shortly after ejaculation and is facilitated by the uterine environment. It doesn't take 12 hours to occur. If you don't want to worry about an unwanted pregnancy or hiv/std, be more careful and don't have unprotected sex. ...Read more
If you have unprotected sex 3 days before you ovulate and the day you ovulate will the sperm from the 3 days before fertilize the egg first?
See answer: In general, sperm can survive in the vagina for 1-2 days but up to 5 days in the right environment such as the cervix and uterus. The egg, on the other hand, has a life span of about 12-24 hours. Therefore, fertilization could occur with the sperm from either of the 2 ejaculations. ...Read more
If I have sex 3, 2 , 1 day before and day of ovulation, which sperm is most likely to fertilize egg? Does sperm get weaker each day after ejac.?
Sorry,a follow up question to the previous. Will the morning after pill prevent fertilization/implantation in the egg knowing that they are ovulating?
No: The morning-after pill works by delaying ovulation. Sperm hang around for several days but no pregnancy will occur if ovulation is delayed until the sperm are all gone. If an egg is already there, the morning after pill doesn't prevent fertilization or implantation. The good news is that the egg is viable for a short time, not days and days. Best wishes! ...Read more
I'm trying to conceive and ovulated 1 or 2 days ago.today I started metronidazole gel. Does this gel affect implantation or any sperm that is already up there with the egg? Any worries with fertilization?
Cervical mucus: Does dry up promptly after fertilization, but that doesn't tell you for certain whether you are pregnant or not.. ...Read more
Up to 24 hours: From ivf experience, the egg loses its ability to fertilize 1 day after it is collected from the ovary. In a natural cycle, the woman is fertile for 1 day after she ovulates. To maximize conception, intercourse should occur for 3 consecutive days after the LH surge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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