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Doctor insights on: How Long Does An Egg Live After Ovulation

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How long does an egg survive after ovulation?

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

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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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?

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

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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Could you tell me what happens to the egg after ovulation?

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

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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Will the egg be implanted 2days after ovulation?

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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Can you get egg white CM after ovulation? 8dpo?

Can you get egg white CM after ovulation? 8dpo?

Possibly: Ovulation occurs with high levels of estrogen which increase days before ovulation to a maximum 1-2 days before. Usually the mucus that is clear that you notice occurs starting days before ovultion. You have about 24-36 hrs from the peak of the mucus to ovulate. You may see some after ovulation, but it will be much less than seen before. ...Read more