how long dose it take for sperm to reach the egg

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Dr. Sy Le answered:

how long dose it take for sperm to reach the egg?

Sperm motility

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Sperm lose viability after 1 hour in the vagina but can survive up to 3-4 days beyond the cervix. Sperm can reach at the end of the tubes 10-15 min after ejaculation. Sperm can travel fast when the cervical mucus is clear and thin (2-4 days before ovulation); however, once ovulation occurs, the mucus gels up and thicken in order to protect the uterine cavity, thus making sperm movement much harder
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Women take follic acid to prepare their eggs for getting pregnant, what supplement can men take to prepare their sperm for fertilizing the eggs?

How to get pregnant?

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There is nothing a young man would need to make their semen or sperm any more helpful than they already have. The Folic Acid situation is purely for woman without any equivalent needed for men.
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How long does it take for sperm to reach the egg?

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It's actually very quick, a couple of hours
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How long does it take for sperm to reach the egg after intercourse?

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Sperm can reach egg already in Fallopian tube in 30 - 60 minutes. However sperm can survive a few days in the Fallopian tube until an ovum (egg) enters the tube & before they both meet.
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Dr. R. Jan Gurley answered:

How long does it take sperm to reach the egg? Is it possible that none will make it?

Time for Plan B...

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Plan B is a type of hormone that is used in birth control pills. If it is taken within 72 hours of intercourse, it reduces pregnancy by 89%; if taken within 24h, reduces it by 95%. It is NOT the abortion pill, and if thepregnancy does occur, there is no known effect on the fetus. Sperm may take from minutes to days to reach an egg. http://women.webmd.com/guide/plan-b
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Dr. Seth G. Derman answered:

How long does it take for a sperm to reach an egg?

Not long

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It can be a matter of minutes from the time the sperm is ejaculated until it reaches the egg. The sperm are also stored in the cervical mucus so they can continue to filter up into the uterus and tubes for days.
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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.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

how long it wll take the sperm to reach and fertalize the egg?

About 30min to a day

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There isn't a official exact time from ejaculation to fertilization, but it's probably a half hour to a day or so. The egg has to be already out there hanging around, waiting for the sperm, in order for the sperm to get there and fertilize it quickly (half hour to half day or so). Otherwise, it can take days to reach an egg, if the egg hasn't even come out of the ovary yet.
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Dr. Neeoo W. Chin answered:

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!

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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.
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How can I ensure the sperm will get to my eggs?

Trying to Conceive

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There is absolutely nothing you can do to increase the chances of pregnancy in this manner.
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