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Dr. Henry Jacobs
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How long after sex does it take to get pregnant?

Dr. Henry Jacobs
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How long after sex does it take to get pregnant?

It varies: if sperm is deposited in the vagina and the vagina is favorable, the sperm that are highly motile can get into the cervix and head up the inside of the uterus and then into the fallopian tube where it will meet an egg on its way down the tube. lots of factors:transit time down the tube for the egg and transit time up the tube for the sperm and processes that enable each to function. hrs-day ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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How long can it take to get pregnant after sex?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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How long can it take to get pregnant after sex?

A few answers.: What does one mean by pregnant? Sperm meets egg? Fertilized egg implants? Test turns positive? How precise do you need to be? Sperm can meet egg within a few minutes if everything lines up right. That will lead to implantation shortly thereafter and a positive pregnancy test within a few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long does it take to get pregnancy symptoms after sex?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long does it take to get pregnancy symptoms after sex?

They would not: Occur until after you have missed your period. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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My partners condom broke whilst having sex and just wondering how long it takes after sex to get pregnant?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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My partners condom broke whilst having sex and just wondering how long it takes after sex to get pregnant?

Testing?: I am guessing but believe you might be asking how long would it take to know you were pregnant? If so, you can do a home pregnancy test with the first morning voiding - the first day you miss your period. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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If you have sex 7 days before period and then you get period on expected day, not pregnant? Or could it take 7 days or longer to conceive after sex?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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If you have sex 7 days before period and then you get period on expected day, not pregnant? Or could it take 7 days or longer to conceive after sex?

No period: If you get pregnant anytime you cannot have a period. Some women have breakthrough bleeding when pregnant that can be confused for a period. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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How long after sex does it take to become pregnant?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long after sex does it take to become pregnant?

Usually 0-3 days: A woman can become pregnant after 0-3 days (sometimes 0-5 days), depending on when she ovulates. A pregnancy test can be done 3 weeks after having sex, and should be accurate by then. ...Read more

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Dr. Mazin abdullah
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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How long after sex does it take for a sperm to fertilize an egg? And how long does it take for pregnancy food cravings to occur?

Dr. Mazin abdullah
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How long after sex does it take for a sperm to fertilize an egg? And how long does it take for pregnancy food cravings to occur?

Sperm: 12 -36 hours typically depending on time of intercourse and time of ovulation? Food cravings are later in pregnancy. Nausea morning sickness typically comes first. Food cravings is not a good predictor of prgnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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How long after sex does it take the egg to implant? And when will a pregnancy test become positive after implantation?

Dr. Robert Killian
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How long after sex does it take the egg to implant?  And when will a pregnancy test become positive after implantation?

Conception: Conception occurs one to five days after the sexual encounter. A fetus is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with the mother at about ten to fourteen days after conception. Pregnancy testing after that time frame should be valid. ...Read more

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Dr. R Chouteau
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How long after sex does the implantation process occur?Could the egg already have implanted 3-4 days after sex to get a positive pregnancy test day 5?

Dr. R Chouteau
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How long after sex does the implantation process occur?Could the egg already have implanted 3-4 days after sex to get a positive pregnancy test day 5?

Usually day 6: Humans are not as predictable as we would like so ovulation may have happened early or implantation maybe could have occurred early. I would not discount the possibility of an early pregnancy ...Read more

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