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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take Sperm To Fertilize An Egg

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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 does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg?

Quickly: The actual fertilization is very quick, but the sperm may wander around for days before getting to the egg to fertilize it. Millions of sperm start the journey, only one (if any) usually gets to the final destination. ...Read more

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Would you feel when the sperm is fertilizing the egg? How long does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg

Would you feel when the sperm is fertilizing the egg? How long does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg

No: You can not feel that. The initial fertilization process when the sperm penetrates the egg is less than a second. It can take minutes, hours or even a day or two for the spetm to reach the egg. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sperm to fertilize an egg and get you pregnant after intercourse?

How long does it take for sperm to fertilize an egg and get you pregnant after intercourse?

Depends: First sex must be around the time of ovulation when the egg is released. Then the sperm travels into the tube. About 4-6 days later if the egg is fertilized the embryo reaches the uterus and implants and then about 7-10 days later it can be detected in the blood. ...Read more

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How long does it take the sperm to meet and fertilize the egg?

Minutes: Once sperm enters the uterus it takes minutes to reach the tubes where the egg is. Sperm that doesn't gain immediate entry is held in the cervical mucous and released into the uterus over time. ...Read more

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How long can it take sperm reach the egg to fertilize it?

Several minutes: It doesn't take sperm long to reach the egg for fertilization. Sperm can reach the egg in a matter of minutes. During intercourse, sperm is also picked up and saved by the cervical mucous and sent towards the egg over many hours. ...Read more

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Could it take up to 1-2 weeks for sperm to fertilize a egg during ovulation? If not how long do it take?

Could it take up to 1-2 weeks for sperm to fertilize a egg during ovulation? If not how long do it take?

No: No, that's not the way it works. If it doesn't happen in 1-2 days, it's not going to happen. ...Read more

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How soon does the sperm reaches the egg? Does the sperm need capacitation to fertilize the egg? How long does the sperm capacitation take? Thanks!

How soon does the sperm reaches the egg? Does the sperm need capacitation to fertilize the egg? How long does the sperm capacitation take? Thanks!

Answers: Sperm capacitation occurs during the travel through the cervix, uterus, then the fallopian tubes. Capacitation needs to take place prior to the sperm being able to fertilize an egg. Sperm could potentially reach an egg within hours after ejaculation. ...Read more

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How many days does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg?

How many days does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg?

Ovulation: Sperm fertilize the egg instantly when it is ovulated from the ovary. Your question's answer all depends upon when you ovulate in relation to when sperm were deposited into the vagina. Sperm can live for up to five days but must be at the ovary when ovulation occurs. ...Read more

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How much time dose it take the sperm to get to the egg and fertilize it?

Here are some. ..: Known to us, once inseminated in the vagina, the sperms may survive for 3-7 days during which sperms competitively swim through cervix, uterine cavity, Fallopian's tube to fertilize the awaiting egg. But, how long does the lucky sperm take to swim to the egg is an open question since no study has been specifically done to answer your question. So, I guess fertilization take place in 1-7 days. ...Read more

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Does sperm really live a week? Does it weaken the longer it waits in a woman's body to fertilize an egg?

Does sperm really live a week? Does it weaken the longer it waits in a woman's body to fertilize an egg?

3-5 days: 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. The longer the sperm live, the weaker they become. ...Read more

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Is it true that male sperm can not fertilize an egg unless it goes through a process called capacitation which takes about 10 hours to complete?

Yes: Sperm normally undergoes capacitation as it travels through the female reproductive tract. Also artificial capacitation occurs during sperm washing in the laboratory with the spinning process along with the special culture media used. ...Read more

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How long does sperm have to stay in the vagina for it to be able to fertilize an egg, I have been trying for 3 months now?

How long does sperm have to stay in the vagina for it to be able to fertilize an egg, I have been trying for 3 months now?

Only a few minutes.: If the egg is there it does not take long to fertilize. Sperm can live in the female genital tract for about 5 days. The egg on the other hand lives for about 24 hours. You should have sex about every 2-3 days during your fertile times. Http://yourfertility. Org. Au ...Read more

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If a egg is available and sperm is deposited in the vagina, do fertilization start immediately? Or do it take awhile for sperm to reach the egg?

If a egg is available and sperm is deposited in the vagina, do fertilization start immediately? Or do it take awhile for sperm to reach the egg?

No: The egg must be picked up by the tube, the sperm must travel forward into the tube. Then fertilization occurs there. So usually takes a few days. ...Read more

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What happens when abnormal sperm fertilize an egg?

What happens when abnormal sperm fertilize an egg?

Here are some...: Abnormal sperms denote those sperms with odd shape or poor motility, which tend to less possibly penetrate the timely waiting egg. Nonetheless, if luckily and successfully penetrating to get into the egg takes place, fertilization (union) occurs to form zygote which in turn undergo cell division to form embryo, which will embed onto uterine mucosa (endometrium) where it eventually develops fetus ...Read more

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What is the process of fertilization of the egg by the sperm?

Here are some...: Fertilization takes place only the egg & one lucky sperm meet at right time & place, and under right environment; specifically speaking, ovulated egg sucks into Fallopian tube in waiting mode, and sperms-rich semen ejaculate in the depth of vagina, from where the sperms released from liquefied semen start to move and swim "upstream" into cervix, through uterine cavity, and into F-tube to fertilize ...Read more

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When does d egg fertilize wen male sperm with it and what is the sign?

When does d egg fertilize wen male sperm with it and what is the sign?

No signs: A woman does not have ay signs of exactly when her egg is fertilized by a sperm, until she is pregnant. Ovulation (when the egg releases) normally happens 2 wks from the start of her last period, and the sperm must fertilize the egg within a few hours of that time. Sperm can survive for several days, so sperm present before ovulation may well lead to a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will an abnormal sperm be able to fertilize and egg and will the baby be deformed?

Will an abnormal sperm be able to fertilize and egg and will the baby be deformed?

No: We believe that only normal sperm are able to penetrate an ovum & result in fertilization. Thus, deformed sperm are not a cause of deformed babies. Normal sperm may contain chromosomal abnormalities which can result in abnormalities in the baby. ...Read more

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If sperm do not fertilize an egg, how soon do they die, and what happens when they die?

If sperm do not fertilize an egg, how soon do they die, and what happens when they die?

Don't die together: Sperm that's put in the vagina don't all die together at one time. Most die in 2-4 days. They are living cells, swimming around, and so every man/woman/couple are different. A woman has varying hormone levels, and thus different mucus & environment, in her body on each day of her cycle, so sperm may live longer/shorter on different days. Dead sperm break up. Some become part of vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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What shuld be the normal motility of the sperm to fertilize the egg?

What shuld be the normal motility of the sperm to fertilize the egg?

Swim straight: Most sperm are classified as having a motility score of 0 to 4. Forward progression, swimming straight, is classified on a scale based on their speed and ability to swim forward or straight. 2+ or above is considered 'normal' on this scale. ...Read more

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Can the color of your sperm determine whether you are eligible to fertilize a female egg?

No: Color of semen has no bearing on fertility. Sperm count under microscope is gold standard for determining male fertility. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more