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Could it take up to 1-2 weeks for sperm to fertilize a egg during ovulation? If not how long do it take?

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

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


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When does a woman ovulate? When does her egg become available for fertilization?

When does a woman ovulate? When does her egg become available for fertilization?

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

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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'm not ovulating and I have unprotected sex is it okay if he cums inside me since there is no egg to fertilize ?

Not necessarily: Sperm can survive up to 6 days, so even though you are not ovulating now, you are at risk if it happens sometime in the next week. It is unlikely that you can be certain that will not happen. Don't take chances unless it will be OK if you get pregnant. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Secrets of Ovulation: Yes. Of course. Every expert i know and every health class I have heard of teaches females that from three to four days prior to ovulation to the end of the ovulation day is the days to absolutely protect against pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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