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I know the female egg lives 1-2 days, but how long does sperm live inside the female body?

I know the female egg lives 1-2 days, but how long does sperm live inside the female body?

Sperm life: Sperm lives at least 48 hours, often 72, sometimes even longer -in the cervical canal. Sperm dies quickly in the vagina, which is one reason poorly motile sperm have fertility issues. Btw, the egg/oocyte really only has between 1-24 hours survival when it can be fertilized.

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How long does sperm live inside the womb for?

How long does sperm live inside the womb for?

Sperm life: Sperm lives at least 48 hours, often 72, sometimes even longer -in the cervical canal. Sperm dies quickly in the vagina, which is one reason poorly motile sperm have fertility issues.

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On average how long does sperm live inside after intercourse?

About: 24 hours or so. Theoretically, they can live up to 72 hours, but I think the reality is shorter.

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Please how long does sperm live inside a vagina to be able to fertilise an egg. I see my husband only on weekends because of work but we want a baby?

Please how long does sperm live inside a vagina to be able to fertilise an egg. I see my husband only on weekends because of work but we want a baby?

3-4 days, up to 10: Studies have shown that sperm can get up into the fallopian tubes within three minutes of ejaculation in the vagina. Although the egg lives for 12-24 hrs, sperm swim from the vagina into the cervical mucous and live for 3-4 days and "shower" the fallopian tube during that period. Any one time 100-200 sperm can can found in the fallopian tube. Studies show sperm can live up to 10 days but uncommon.

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When should we start having sex before ovulation? Does having sex daily reduces his count? How long does sperm live inside vagina?

When should we start having sex before ovulation? Does having sex daily reduces his count? How long does sperm live inside vagina?

48 hours: Sperm live for about 48 hours in the female tract, so the recommended frequency of intercourse is every other day during the week of ovulation.

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How long does sperm live inside the vagina? Had sex during her first menstrual period. Worried about pre-ejaculation.

How long does sperm live inside the vagina? Had sex during her first menstrual period. Worried about pre-ejaculation.

Back to School?: A female is fertile during ovulation not during her period. Sperm that are left in the vagina during the five days leading up to ovulation are the sperm that cause pregnancy. Sperm survive up to five days inside of a female's body.

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How long does sperm live?

Awhile: Sperm typically lives 3-4 days in the reproductive tract in the cervical mucus but there are reports of it living up to 10 days. Sperm only lives in the vagina for 4-6 hours and has to get into the cervical mucus to survive.

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How long does sperm live 4?

How long does sperm live 4?

Sperm survival: Sperm can live for 48-72 hours in the female genital tract and can fertilize an egg if ovulation happens. Some reports show sperm living as long as 5 days (less likely).

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How long does sperm live at most?

How long does sperm live at most?

Perhaps a week: Sperm can live for an unusually long time inside the female reproductive tract. Usually they do not survive but for 2-4 days. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy then assume a long time. If you are trying to get pregnant then assume no more than 2 days. Hope this helps.

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How long does sperm live once it's ejaculated and it hits air?

Sperm: In the air? Minutes. Inside a vagina, swimming to the fallopian tubes and ovaries, probably up to five days.

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How long does sperm live in a condom?

How long does sperm live in a condom?

Depending: Upon the situation, (temperature, hydration, chemical exposure, etc) only for a period of several hours. By the way, most people don't save them.

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How long does sperm live in infertile mucus?

How long does sperm live in infertile mucus?

Cervical mucus: In normal mucus, sperm can live for 24-48 hours. I'm not sure what you mean by 'infertile mucus'. If the cervical mucus is abnormal, sperm survival would be shorter. The best thing to do is to evaluate the mucus and, if it's abnormal, determine the cause and treatment.

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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.

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How long does sperm live outside the body? Is soap and water enough to get rid of them?

A few hours: Outside the body, sperm will not last more than a few hours maximum. As long as they are not in your vagina, cleaning off ejaculate with soap and water is a fine practice.

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