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Dr. Sy Le
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
28 years in practice
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How long dose it take for sperm to reach the egg?

Dr. Sy Le
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
28 years in practice
49K people helped
How long dose it take for sperm to reach the egg?

Sperm motility: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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22 years in practice
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
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How much time dose it take for sperm to reach the egg and how soon should a guy pull out if he dosent use a condom?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Don't do pull-out: If you have any regard for yourself, your future, the woman you are with, or the danger of bringing an unwanted child into the world, you simply cannot use the "pull out" method. Pregnancy rates are up to 30% for couples that try this. You'll release sperms even before your big ejaculation, and there's always the possibility that in the excitement you won't withdraw. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
28 years in practice
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How long does it take for sperm to reach the egg?

Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
28 years in practice
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Reach: It's actually very quick, a couple of hours. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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How long does it take for sperm to reach the egg after intercourse?

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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How long does it take for sperm to reach the egg after intercourse?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. R. Jan Gurley
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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How long does it take sperm to reach the egg? Is it possible that none will make it?

Dr. R. Jan Gurley
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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How long does it take sperm to reach the egg? Is it possible that none will make it?

Time for Plan B...: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Fletcher Derrick
Board Certified, Urology
58 years in practice
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How much time dose it take the sperm to reach the egg ?

Dr. Fletcher Derrick
Board Certified, Urology
58 years in practice
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How much time dose it take the sperm to reach the egg ?

30 to 90 minutes: Most scientists say it takes only 30 min for sperm to reach egg after sex. Which means one could be pregnant before going to bath room after intercourse. Also , the sperm can stay alive in the uterus and tubes go 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Board Certified, Urology
4 years in practice
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Please tell me how long it takes for the sperm to reach the egg?

Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Board Certified, Urology
4 years in practice
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Please tell me how long it takes for the sperm to reach the egg?

Sperm velocity: Determined by the sperm motility, vaginal secretions, where the egg is during conception. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
24 years in practice
55M people helped
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Can conception happen the same day you have sex? And how long does it take for the sperm to reach the egg?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
24 years in practice
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Can conception happen the same day you have sex? And how long does it take for the sperm to reach the egg?

Yes, if...: Conception really only happens on the day of ovulation, but since sperm live 3-5 days in a woman's uterus/cervix, pregnancy can result from sex a few days before (but not after) ovulation. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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How long it wll take the sperm to reach and fertalize the egg?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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How long it wll take the sperm to reach and fertalize the egg?

About 30min to a day: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
28 years in practice
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How long does it take for a sperm to reach an egg?

Dr. Seth Derman
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
28 years in practice
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How long does it take for a sperm to reach an egg?

Not long: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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