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Fertilization In The Womb
After ovulation, egg is released from the ovary to the uterus.Now will the sperm meet the egg in uterus or fuse in ovary ?
Can ascites caused by endometriosis prevent the sperm from fertilizing the egg and the fertilized egg attaching to the uterus?
Here are some...: The answer cannot be described in a 400-letter space. For your search, you may use keywords such "process of fertilization"; here is an example in http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-fertilization-process.htm. ...Read more
Does the measurement counting from sonogram begin once the sperm fertilizes the egg or once the egg implants itself into the wall of the uterus?
When embryo implants: Dates reported on the sonogram (or ultrasound) report are referenced from the first day of bleeding of the last menstrual period. The earliest exams are the most accurate for predicting delivery, since the fetus develops its individual characteristics as it matures. ...Read more
To the uterus!: After the sperm enters the egg and fertilization occurs, the fertilized egg moves down the fallopian tube into the uterus. It begins dividing from 1 into 2 then 4, then 8 cells, etc. After it arrives in the uterus, the cell cluster (called the morula) implants in the uterine wall. Its a pretty amazing journey! Best wishes! ...Read more
Other places too: Normal pregnancies start with conception in fallopian tube. Then the embryo develops over a few days to mature enough to stick to the endometrium in the uterine cavity. If mature enough then it will attach and grow. If fertilization occured in the uterine cavity, then the embryo would fall out of the uterus. Ivf allows for outside fertilization. Fertilization outside tube yields ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more
Semen determines: Sperm can be collected obtaining fresh semen by masturbation providing there is sperm in semen. Can be obtained by needle aspiration from epididymis if vas deferens or epididymal tubules blocked. Or directly from testis by needle aspiration or open surgery on testis. Least invasive method is always preferable. ...Read more
Implantation: About a week after conception.Get a more detailed answer ›
What hormone promotes the development of the endometrium during the luteal phase in order to prepare for a fertilized embryo?
Absolutely none: There aren't any.Get a more detailed answer ›
Here are some...: Fertilization takes place only the egg & one lucky sperm meet at right time & place, and under right environment; specifically speaking, ovulated egg sucks into Fallopian tube in waiting mode, and sperms-rich semen ejaculate in the depth of vagina, from where the sperms released from liquefied semen start to move and swim "upstream" into cervix, through uterine cavity, and into F-tube to fertilize ...Read more
False: Sperm can pass through uterus into fallopian tube in as little as 30 minutes ; fertilization can take place in less than an hour. Fertilization takes place in fallopian tubes ; not in the womb. The fertilized egg udergoes a few divisions feore iot reaches ; implants into the womb. ...Read more
Six days: Six days plus or minus a day or so. ...Read more
Only 2, max 3: They do not do multiple impants any more. ...Read more
When the egg leaves the ovarian, how long does it take to get to the uterus? And how long does it take to to fertilize once in the uterus?
Do the birth-control pills prevent fertilization or they just prevent the fertilized egg to attach to the uterus?
Multi - ways: Birth control pills work in many ways depending on the type (ie Progesterone only or combination pills). The main function is to stop ovulation from occurring. If no egg is released then there is no egg to fertilize. If this fails and an egg is made and released - the secondary defense is thinning the lining to prevent embryos from implanting. They also effect cervical mucus. ...Read more
Can you harvest my eggs for fertilization after menapause? Had hysterectomy (2001) but only had uterus removed. Still have fallopian tubes. Would like to have a baby. I am 58 years old. My daughter has volunteer to be surrogate.
If a woman's egg is fertilized by a sperm and it doesn't reach the womb, there will be still menstruation?
Womb lining thickene: LebogangM ~ usually under the influence of hormones. Estrogen thickens, progesterone in the 2nd 1/2 of the cycle makes it mature and allows breakdown. Pregnancy and infection and neoplastic conditions are some others. Do not worry about this. All you should be doing is seeing the OBGYN once a year for an exam and a PAP smear and he will advise if any problems.thx ...Read more
PLEASE ask you doc: Who is going to do the surgery since your doc knows exactly what he or she is going to do and knows your body habitus, that is a standard ? U should be asking your doc and your doc should tell u that without u even having to ask it , when i propose or plan to do surg on my pts i always tell them how long recovery would normally be and what to expect during recovery. ...Read more
Kegel: Kegel exercises may help prevent theprogression of early stage of uterine prolapse. This exercise involves contracting and relaxing the muscles that surround the vagina and urethra. It is the same muscle you would use to stop the flow of urine while you are going to the bathroom. It is important to do this correctly because some just tighten their abdominal muscles rather than the pelvic muscle. ...Read more
20 weeks.: A baby can start kicking at anytime, the real question is when you should expect to feel the baby's movements. It's called quickening and it happens at around 18-20 weeks. People who've been pregnant before will often feel it earlier. Any earlier than that and it's probably indigestion. ...Read more