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How long can sperm live in the uterus?

How long can sperm live in the uterus?

Up to 72 hours: Depending upon a variety of conditions and factors, both involving you and the producer of the sperm. ...Read more

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Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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How long can sperm live in a uterus? I've heard 7 days, i'm not sure if that's correct. What's the correct amount of days?

How long can sperm live in a uterus? I've heard 7 days, i'm not sure if that's correct. What's the correct amount of days?

48-72 hours: Sperm can live for 48-72 hours in the female genital tract and can fertilize an egg if ovulation happens. Some reports show sperm living as long as 5 days (less likely). If intercourse happened close to ovulation, then there is a chance for pregnancy. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy, you should consider condoms or other forms of contraception. ...Read more

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How long can sperm live in uterus?

How long can sperm live in uterus?

Up to 5 days: After sex sperm can live in the glands of the cervix for up to 5 days. From there they can go into the uterus at any time during those 5 days. ...Read more

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How long does sperms stays in woman uterus or womb for?

How long does sperms stays in woman uterus or womb for?

30 - 60 minutes: Sperm can pass through uterus into fallopian tube in as little as 30 minutes ; fertilization can take place in less than an hour from entry thru the cervix. This is length of time sperm normally spends in uterus. Fertilization takes place in fallopian tubes ; embryo inplants in the womb. The fertilized egg udergoes a few divisions feore it reaches implants into the womb. ...Read more

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For how long does sperms stay in the uterus before they fertilise egg?

For how long does sperms stay in the uterus before they fertilise egg?

Depends: Sperm can reach egg already in fallopian tube in 30 - 60 minutes. However sperm can survive a few days in the fallopian tube until an ovum (egg) enters the tube ; before they both meet. Thus sperm usually stays in uterus less than an hour because fallopian tubes are technically no longer part of the uterus. ...Read more

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How long does a male sperm survive inthe uterus after sexual intercourse ?

How long does a male sperm survive inthe uterus after sexual intercourse ?

30 - 60 minutes: By which time sperm should have reached the fallopian tube where it can survive up to about 5 days. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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