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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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How many hours after ovulation can an egg ideally be fertilized?

How many hours after ovulation can an egg ideally be fertilized?

24 hours: After ovulation the female egg survives for about 24 hours and vanishes after that. Fertilization has to happen during this time period. ...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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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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After ovulation how many days egg waits for sperm to get fertilised inside female body?

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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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

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When does raw egg white mucus thing like arrive? Before or after ovulation?

When does raw egg white mucus thing like arrive? Before or after ovulation?

Before: The cervical mucus becomes more egg white like in response to surging estrogen levels in the days just preceding ovulation. After ovulation the mucus begins to thicken. This thin mucus increase the chances of a pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does Plan B one step really work if I take it during ovulation or after ovulation? Because wouldn't the egg have appeared already and have met sperm?

Works more than 1: Way. Plan b can prevent the ovary from releasing an egg, thickens cervical mucus which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation. You should use protection every single time you have vaginal intercourse if you are not ready to become a parent. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm on day 9 after ovulation. Is it safe to make love during this time when a possible fertilized egg must implant? Plse help?

Yes!: Its totally safe, sex does not prevent pregnancy, if you think about it. Btw, implantation happens 6-7 days after ovulation so 9 DPO is afetr implnatation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can sperm still fertilize an egg 24 hours after ovulation? If yes, will the sperm need another 12 hours for the capacitation process?

Yes they can: Fertilization can definitely take place 24 hours after ovulation. The capacitation usually takes place shortly after ejaculation and is facilitated by the uterine environment. It doesn't take 12 hours to occur. If you don't want to worry about an unwanted pregnancy or hiv/std, be more careful and don't have unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Three days after ovulation, my cervical mucus is still stringy and like egg-white with a brown tinge to it. Why?

These are: Mysteries hard to explain. Are you sure when u ovulated? Are you sure that the mucus gets firm immediatly after ovulation. Are u sure it's not vaginal discharge or infection? There is no clear answer 2 your question but it is not likely to be a problem. Are u trying to conceive and gauging your cervical mucus? If so you are gonna go crazy, try to relax. ...Read more

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So a woman's egg is viable 12-24 hrs after ovulation? So intercourse the day after ovulation is fine to try to conceive?

So a woman's egg is viable 12-24 hrs after ovulation? So intercourse the day after ovulation is fine to try to conceive?

Yes: Inside a woman's body, sperm can live for up to five days depending on the conditions. If you have unprotected sex even a few days before your partner ovulates, there is a chance of achieving a pregnancy. ...Read more

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So if ovulated on Aug 2nd, I heard an egg is viable 12-24 hrs after ovulation? So if I had intercourse Aug 3rd I can still get pregnant?

So if ovulated on Aug 2nd, I heard an egg is viable 12-24 hrs after ovulation? So if I had intercourse Aug 3rd I can still get pregnant?

Yes: If it's been 24 hours or less from ovulation to intercourse, you can get pregnant. It's usually difficult to know exactly when ovulation occurred. Pregnancy is more likely when intercourse is before ovulation, since sperm live longer than the egg. ...Read more

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It's been about 4 days after ovulation and egg white discharge is still coming out! Help?

It's been about 4 days after ovulation and egg white discharge is still coming out! Help?

Possibly not ovulated: Thin and clear cervical mucus occurs 2 to 4 days prior to ovulation. This mucous changes to a thicker cloudy consistency approximately 24 to 48 hours after ovulation. ...Read more

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I stopped the pill 3 months ago. I can feel myself ovulate but am unsure if I'm releasing an egg. My period follows 3 weeks after ovulation. Ovulating?

I stopped the pill 3 months ago. I can feel myself ovulate but am unsure if I'm releasing an egg. My period follows 3 weeks after ovulation. Ovulating?

Unusual: It would be unusual if your period came three weeks after you ovulate. Gynecological textbooks maintain that the second half of the menstrual cycle needs to be pretty exactly two weeks in order for the cycle to be fertile. By this token, if there is no pregnancy, a woman would have to come on her period two weeks after she ovulated. ...Read more

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After ovulation and if we intercourse how many days take to egg fertility? When I do the hCG test?

After ovulation and if we intercourse how many days take to egg fertility? When I do the hCG test?

For 24 Hrs only!: The egg is only available for conception about 24 hrs after ovulation!
the HCG test becomes positive 7-10 days after conception, depending on the type of test used! ...Read more

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I'm having discharge after ovulation its egg white and has a weird smell I am trying to conceive what may be going on?

Normal: It is normal to produce egg white type discharge prior to ovulation. It may be mean that you are ovulating later than you think. The smell could be due to an infections so it is not a bad a idea to have your gyn check it out. ...Read more