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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How long does sperm last in the vagina? I hear 3-5 4-5 5-7. What is the correct answer!?

How long does sperm last in the vagina? I hear 3-5 4-5 5-7. What is the correct answer!?

Sperm: Sperm in the vagina don't live more than minutes, the ph is too acidic for them. Sperm in the cervix/cervical crypts on the other hand live at least 48-72 hours, some reports do suggest up to 5 days.

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Dr. Neeoo Chin Dr. Chin
Fertility Medicine
36 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How long does sperm last active inside the vagina?

How long does sperm last active inside the vagina?

Very short: The vagina is very acidic and is quite hostile to sperm. Sperm has to travel into the cervical mucus for survival. Without cervical mucus the sperm will die rapidly.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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If a woman is sixty years old how long does the sperm last in the vagina?

If a woman is sixty years old how long does the sperm last in the vagina?

Speculation: Likely not long at all. She would be menopausal ; thus not produce mucosal secretions allowing sperm to survive. However, there are no known scientific or research reports which could address this question, hence 'speculation'. 60-year-old women can not concieve although can get pregnant by ivf.

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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How long does sperm live in the vagina?

How long does sperm live in the vagina?

Up to 5 days: Sperm can survive in female genital system up to 5 days.

Dr. Gregory Neyman Dr. Neyman
General Practice
14 years in practice
University of Health Sciences Antigua
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Dr. Neeoo Chin Dr. Chin
Fertility Medicine
36 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How long does sperm stay in a women's vagina?

Short period of time: Sperm cannot usually survive in the vaginal canal for a long period of time due to the acidic environment of the vagina. Sperm is usually supported in the cervical mucus at ejaculation and that is where the majority of the sperm is allowed to enter into the uterine and reproductive tract.

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Dr. Richard Maffezzoli Dr. Maffezzoli
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jay Nemiro Dr. Nemiro
Fertility Medicine
41 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can sperm last inside a vagina more than 3 days?

Yes: Sperm generally survive in the female reproductive tract for an average of 3-4 days around mid-cycle but are known to last as long as 10 days. Hope this helps.

Dr. Neeoo Chin Dr. Chin
Fertility Medicine
36 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How long does it take to expel sperm from a woman's vagina?

Varies: During non-ovulatory times, the vaginal environment along with the mucus is very hostile to sperm. Therefore the sperm does not survive for long.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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How long can sperm survive in best conditions inside vagina?

How long can sperm survive in best conditions inside vagina?

Not long, few hours: However, they can survive about 5 days if they reach the fallopian tubes!

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Silverman Dr. Silverman
Fertility Medicine
45 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How long can sperm live for inside the vagina when a female has vb?

How long can sperm live for inside the vagina when a female has vb?

Sperm survival: It will probably depend upon the ph of the vagina. Close to 7, and sperm could live foe 3days.

Dr. Michael Traub Dr. Traub
Fertility Medicine
15 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How long does sperm really stay in the vagina? I keep getting different answers.

How long does sperm really stay in the vagina? I keep getting different answers.

Depends: The real question is how long it stays viable in the uterus. Normally lasts around for about 2-3 days. But sperm has been reported to last as many as 7 days.

Dr. Seth Derman Dr. Derman
Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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How likely the sperm can survive the acidity of the outer part of the vagina? How long can they sit outside and or on top of the vagina?

Not long: Most sperm that have not made it to the cervix will die in the vagina within 2 hours. However, keep in mind that any sperm which do make it there during that time, can liver in the cervical mucus for up to 3 days and potentially cause a pregnancy.

Dr. Timothy Brown Dr. Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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It is said that sperm can stay inside vagina for up to 72 hours but is it actually unlikely to stay alive that long & actually impregnate?

No: When you are approaching ovulation the cervix produces a stretchy, egg white-like mucus that actually favors and protects the sperm and helps it on its way. Sperm have been reported to be able to survive in this mucus up to 6 days, and can definitely still impregnate.

Dr. Wesley Grootwassink Dr. Grootwassink
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
St. Louis University College of Medicine
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How long can sperm survive once ejaculated into a woman's vagina?

How long can sperm survive once ejaculated into a woman's vagina?

5-7 days: I usually tell my patients that an act of intercourse can result in pregnancy for up to about 5 days. I believe the longest reported length of time is 7 days. The sperm do not actually survive in the vagina but within the cervix.

Dr. Michael Traub Dr. Traub
Fertility Medicine
15 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How long do sperm live inside the vagina in the presence of an iud?

Very short time: Often times the IUD itself creates a chemical or hormonal reaction inside the uterus which is immediately toxic to sperm. However, if a sperm gets through and fertilizes an egg, the IUD itself prevents the pregnancy (99% of the time) from implanting in the uterus.

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Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 years in practice
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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In home insemination how long does sperm live once inside the vagina?

Here are some...: The living environments for the sperms in semen from natural vaginal insemination and "in-home" insemination, artificial, differ; for natural insemination, sperm may live up to 3-7 days and much shorter from "in-home" artificial one. More? Ask your ob-gyn doctor.