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Dr. Robert Kwok
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How long does an egg survive after ovulation?

Dr. Robert Kwok
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How long does an egg survive after ovulation?

About a day: Women don't know exactly when they ovulate, so it's always an estimate. After ovulation, her egg will be fertile for about a day. That means she is truly fertile during just one of those days in her "fertile period". She should have sex throughout her "fertile period" so live sperm will just be hanging around waiting for the egg to pop out, at which time she will truly be fertile, for about a day. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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How long does an egg last after ovulation and is pregnancy still possible one day past ovularion?

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
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How long does an egg last after ovulation and is pregnancy still possible one day past ovularion?

Possible: Nobody really knows how long the egg lasts after ovulation but some experts in the field believe that it lasts for ~ 24 hours. I have seen people get pregnant by having intercourse within 24 hours of ovulation, so it is possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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How long after ovulation does the egg stay viable? I've heard 24 hours? Am i safe if i waited about a week and a half to have sex after ovulating?

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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How long after ovulation does the egg stay  viable? I've heard 24 hours? Am i safe if i waited about a week and a half to have sex after ovulating?

Less than 24 hours: Probably less than 24 hours after ovulation. You should not get pregnant from sex a week and a half after you ovulate. Sometimes you can ovulate later than expected or miscalculate when you ovulate, so avoiding sex around the time of ovulation is not a great birth control method, especially if you're 18. Talk to your dr about birth control options. ...Read more

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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How many days can an egg live after ovulation and still have potential towards pregnancy?

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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How many days can an egg live after ovulation and still have potential towards pregnancy?

24 hours: Lives 24 hours after ovulation and it's potential toward a pregnancy decreases by each passing hour. ...Read more

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Dr. Johnnie Ham
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Could you tell me what happens to the egg after ovulation?

Dr. Johnnie Ham
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Could you tell me what happens to the egg after ovulation?

Egg after ovulation: It either gets fertilized, or it gets absorbed by the body, or passes thru. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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At when is the egg able to get fertilized (24hr window) after ovulation, before or during?

Dr. Robert Killian
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At when is the egg able to get fertilized (24hr window) after ovulation, before or during?

Ovulation : Sperm must meet the egg when it is released from the ovary. Thus sperm must be inside of the female before ovulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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After ovulation there is a big follicle seen in scan , what does that mean? Another egg is about to release?

Dr. Daniel Rychlik
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After ovulation there is a big follicle seen in scan , what does that mean? Another egg is about to release?

No: If you have confirmed ovulation than the follicle is most likely a cyst. It is not another egg. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Amols
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Will the egg be implanted 2days after ovulation?

Dr. Mark Amols
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Will the egg be implanted 2days after ovulation?

No: The egg is released on ovulation. Usually fertilized in the next 12-24 hours. Then it travels down the fallopian tube for 3-4 days and implants in the uterus around day 5 after ovulation. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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How many days after ovulation egg stays inside ovary ?

Dr. Robert Killian
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How many days after ovulation egg stays inside ovary ?

Ovulation: None. Ovulation means the vent if the release of the egg from the ovary. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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After ovulation how many days egg waits for sperm to get fertilised inside female body?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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After ovulation how many days egg waits for sperm to get fertilised inside female body?

Conception: Fertilzation must be within 12-maybe-24 hours after ovulation, implantation is not sooner than 6-7 days later. Good wishes. ...Read more

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