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Doctor insights on: How Long Following Ovulation Can A Human Egg Cell Can Survive

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How long can an egg survive during ovulation ?

How long can an egg survive during ovulation ?

Up to 24 hours: From ivf experience, the egg loses its ability to fertilize 1 day after it is collected from the ovary. In a natural cycle, the woman is fertile for 1 day after she ovulates. To maximize conception, intercourse should occur for 3 consecutive days after the LH surge. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more


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How long does an egg survive after ovulation?

How long does an egg survive after ovulation?

About a day: Women don't know exactly when they ovulate, so it's always an estimate. After ovulation, her egg will be fertile for about a day. That means she is truly fertile during just one of those days in her "fertile period". She should have sex throughout her "fertile period" so live sperm will just be hanging around waiting for the egg to pop out, at which time she will truly be fertile, for about a day. ...Read more

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How long is the egg healthy during ovulation?

How long is the egg healthy during ovulation?

12 hours: After the egg is ovulated it is only healthy to be fertilized for about 12 hours. After that the egg dies off and is resorbed by the body. ...Read more

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When you ovulate how long are the eggs able to be fertilized?

When you ovulate how long are the eggs able to be fertilized?

After ovulation: Has occured you have 10-24 hours, after which it can no longer be fertilized. ...Read more

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How long does ovulation take if you release more than one egg in one cycle?

How long does ovulation take if you release more than one egg in one cycle?

It varies: Simultaneous ovulation of two separate eggs can occur and be fertilized by two separate sperm and are known as fraternal twins two separate eggs can also be released days apart with the same result. ...Read more

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How long does Plan B stay in the body? What happens if you take it before Ovulation? Will the egg come out after a few days? Thanks.

How long does Plan B stay in the body? What happens if you take it before Ovulation? Will the egg come out after a few days? Thanks.

Effectivness is 72: Hours, however the effectives tapers off with time from intercourse. So it is most effective the closer taken after intercourse and less effective as time passes. It suppress ovulation if taken before ovulation. If suppression goes away due to time pass and weakened effectiveness of the drug it is possible that the egg come out from the ovary. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sperm to fertilise the egg? Do you always ovulate on day 14?

How long does it take for sperm to fertilise the egg? Do you always ovulate on day 14?

Hours/No: The sperm fertilize an egg over the course of a few hours. The egg is only able to be fertilized for about 12-18 hours, so we usually recommend sex every 2 days during the fertile week to make sure sperm are in the tube when the egg ovulates. Ovulation can occur between day 6-21 and about 3% of ovulations occur during the days of the expected menses. This happens because cycles vary so much. Best. ...Read more

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When u ovulate how long after can the egg stay inside u. Cuz sperm stays inside 4 4 days or so.

When u ovulate how long after can the egg stay inside u. Cuz sperm stays inside 4 4 days or so.

12 hours/72 hours: The egg will remain viable for up to 12 hours or more; sperm may remain viable for up to 72 hours depending upon the circumstances. If they unite during that period of time and then implant in the uterus, you're pregnant. ...Read more

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If sex on april 15 how long would it take to conceive? (of course as egg is ovulated sometime in there) days after or weeks?

If sex on april 15 how long would it take to conceive? (of course as egg is ovulated sometime in there) days after or weeks?

On April 15?: If you conceived from sex on april 15 it would've been on april 15 or 16, you'd have missed all your subsequent periods, and today (9/23/13) you would be almost 25 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it normal to ovulate around day 20 and have 33-36 days cycle? What about the egg quality on long cycle / delayed ovulation?

Is it normal to ovulate around day 20 and have 33-36 days cycle? What about the egg quality on long cycle / delayed ovulation?

Yes, normal: Yes ovulation is about 14 days before menses, so long cycles have later ovulation. No particular reason to believe poor egg quality. You are young. Track ovulation to make sure you time intercourse for pregnancy and you should succeed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My egg follicle is measured 14.3 mm on day 14. My cycle usually 33 days long and i'll ovulate around day 19. Do you think it will reach 18 mm?

Yes: That is appropriate for the time in your cycle. It may grow very quickly. And it does not need to get to 19. It just needs to get a little bigger. My guess is it will be fine. ...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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I have long cycles like 35 days usually, and I always ovulate on cd21. I always have cervical mucus. Does it effect my egg quality since a bit late?

I have long cycles like 35 days usually, and I always ovulate on cd21. I always have cervical mucus. Does it effect my egg quality since a bit late?

Maybe: The length of your menstrual cycle does not affect the quality of the eggs but the underlying condition that causes you to have longer cycles can at times affect the quality of the eggs. I would recommend to discuss it with your obgyn or fertility specialist. ...Read more

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When I see the egg white type of mucus, does that mean I ovulated or I will ovulate soon? If so how long will I ovulate after seeing those type mucus?

When I see the egg white type of mucus, does that mean I ovulated or I will ovulate soon? If so how long will I ovulate after seeing those type mucus?

About to ovulate: The egg white type of cervical mucus coincide with the high level of estrogen that precede ovulation. Once you see the discharge your are most likely to ovulate in the next 24-48h. It is best to have intercourse the day that you see the different discharge. The ovulation kit will usually show positive on the day that the cervical mucus change to the " egg white". Good luck! ...Read more

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This is an ovulation question. How long does the female egg live before being fertilized by spermatozoa? What's the window

This is an ovulation question. How long does the female egg live before being fertilized by spermatozoa? What's the window

24 hours or less: An oocyte can be fertilized for a maximum of 24 hours after ovulation, many believe only 10-12 hours. Technically that's not quite the same as saying 24 hours after detection of an lh surge. It's much shorter than most realize, the idea of "4-5 fertile days" is not biologically correct at all, it's a simplification for timing strategy at home. ...Read more

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If I had sex with my boyfriend the day I calculated to be my ovulation day, how long til the egg is fertilize and when should I do a home test?

If I had sex with my boyfriend the day I calculated to be my ovulation day, how long til the egg is fertilize and when should I do a home test?

7-10 days after: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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How long after ovulation does the egg stay viable? I've heard 24 hours? Am I safe if I waited about a week and a half to have sex after ovulating?

How long after ovulation does the egg stay viable? I've heard 24 hours? Am I safe if I waited about a week and a half to have sex after ovulating?

Less than 24 hours: Probably less than 24 hours after ovulation. You should not get pregnant from sex a week and a half after you ovulate. Sometimes you can ovulate later than expected or miscalculate when you ovulate, so avoiding sex around the time of ovulation is not a great birth control method, especially if you're 18. Talk to your dr about birth control options. ...Read more

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Does egg white cervical mucus happen before ovulation or does it mean you are ovulating, if before how long can it start before ovulation takes place?

Mucous not ovulation: In someone who has classic 28-day cycles, the mucous you describe from the cervix does become more abundant prior to ovulation. Because sperm can live for 2 - 5 days in the female genital tract, the appearance of the cervical mucous precedes ovulation and points to the "fertile time" during the cycle. If one is doomed not to ovulate, the appearance of mucous has no meaning. ...Read more

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We are trying to conceive. Had my Mirena out Sept 13. Took 35 for a period. Next cycles was 40 days. Ovulated ~day25. Are longer cycles bad for eggs?

We are trying to conceive. Had my Mirena out Sept 13. Took 35 for a period. Next cycles was 40 days. Ovulated ~day25. Are longer cycles bad for eggs?

35-40 day cycle: Periods after Mirena is "out" should be unaffected, and represent the individual pituitary output of the hormone which causes ovulation. Ovulation occurs almost always 14 days before one's period, so the egg's "age" is always about the same, even with longer times between periods. ...Read more

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Little semen on vaginal lips after 4 days of ovulation mucus. Showed after 2 min. Egg cells life 24h? Pregnancy?

Little semen on vaginal lips after 4 days of ovulation mucus. Showed after 2 min. Egg cells life 24h? Pregnancy?

Probably not: It all depends on how the semen got there. If it got there during withdrawal (to prevent ejaculation in the vagina), it may be that some ejaculate was introduced into the vagina.

A better question is, "Are you practicing safe sex? " The best way to avoid unwanted pregnancy is, as you know, abstinence, and non-penetration methods of sex. If penetration is "unavoidable", use protection. ...Read more

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Anal sex 3 days after ovulation mucus. Meybe, but meybe, some sperms cam on vaginal lips. Meybe pregnancy? What is lifetime of women egg cell?

Anal sex 3 days after ovulation mucus. Meybe, but meybe, some sperms cam on vaginal lips. Meybe pregnancy? What is lifetime of women egg cell?

Approx 24 hours: It is best to take emergency contraception if you are in the right time frame. It is some times risky to have anal sex followed by vaginal intimacy as it is easy also to get infection. Anal sex can also be associated with sexually transmitted infections. In short, whether you have anal sex or vaginal sex, you must still use a condom. Condoms protect you from both. Be smart and wise. Good Luck! ...Read more

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How long does female egg stay during ovulation to be fertalized? Is there a egg b4 ur period, during, n after ur period that u get pregnant anytime?

How long does female egg stay during ovulation to be fertalized? Is there a egg b4 ur period, during, n after ur period that u get pregnant anytime?

24 Hours Max: If you are having menses around the same time every month, ovulation will occur about 14 days prior to your period. After you ovulate, it can hang around for up to 24 hours. It is long gone by the time you have a period. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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How long does an egg last after ovulation and is pregnancy still possible one day past ovularion?

Possible: Nobody really knows how long the egg lasts after ovulation but some experts in the field believe that it lasts for ~ 24 hours. I have seen people get pregnant by having intercourse within 24 hours of ovulation, so it is possible. ...Read more

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When is my ovulation date if I start my period every month on the 25. What are my best chances of getting pregnant? How long does the egg lives?

Day 12-16: Ovulation varies, but usually occurs 12-14 days before your menses. If cycles are 30 days, that means day 14-18 is most likely. If cycles are 27-28 days, day 12-14 is the most likely day of ovulation. Pregnancy is possible with intercourse at any time of the cycle, but is most likely day 11-16 of a 28 day cycle. ...Read more

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If I had sex on the 3rd and ovulation is occurring today can I get pregnant? Also I had a big glob and long string of egg white thick blood come out

If I had sex on the 3rd and ovulation is occurring today can I get pregnant? Also I had a big glob and long string of egg white thick blood come out

Could: Sperm can stay viable in the female genital tract for about 5 days, so you could get pregnant. Best time for intercourse is a day before ovulation. ...Read more

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How long does it take 4 sperm 2 get 2 an egg? Had sex & he came inside me on day of ovulation. Period is dec 22.When can I test? I have nausea & vomit?

How long does it take 4 sperm 2 get 2 an egg? Had sex & he came inside me on day of ovulation. Period is dec 22.When can I test? I have nausea & vomit?

How to get pregnant: You may not get pregnant. The sperm take a few days to travel to the ovaries. The day of ovulation may work, but the days prior are best.
Testing too early will be a waste of money. You must wait until your period is missed.
Your nausea is in no way a sign of pregnancy. That would be physically impossible when your body does not know yet that you are pregnant. The body knows at about two weeks. ...Read more

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Size of an egg during ovulation?

Size of an egg during ovulation?

Follicle size: The egg follicle normally grows to 18-24 mm prior to ovulation. This can be predict the time of ovulation. ...Read more

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Can your eggs ovulate without trigger?

Often yes: Women with normal cycles ovulate every month without trigger. Women using Clomid (clomiphene) about 80% will ovulate without trigger. Women using injectable fertility drugs and doing ivf almost never will ovulate without trigger. The trigger is used mainly to pinpoint the correct timing in many women. ...Read more

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What happens to the egg after ovulating?

What happens to the egg after ovulating?

Uterus: The egg travels to the uterus via the fallopian tubes. Once in the uterus the egg waits for fertilization. If fertilization doesn't occur the egg is either resorbed by the body or is flushed out with the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How many eggs are released when you ovulate?

How many eggs are released when you ovulate?

One most of the tome: Women normally release one egg when they ovulate but sometimes more than one like two or three, that's how twin pregnancy takes place. ...Read more

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When an egg is fertilized do I still ovulate?

No.: Once an egg is fertilized you were pregnant. You would not ovulate when you were pregnant. ...Read more

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Does hard sex damage the egg during ovulation?

Does hard sex damage the egg during ovulation?

No: Hard sex - meaning very physical - will not cause any damage to the egg. There may be some swelling of the vagina and labia but it should not inhibit conception or pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should you release an egg every time you ovulate?

By definition: Literally, the word ovulation means to release an egg, so 'yes.' if your question refers more to releasing an egg when an ovulation test turns positive, the answer is 'mostly.' it is however possible, although not common, for multiple reasons to detect a positive on OPK and not actually release an egg. ...Read more

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If I ovulated does it mean I released a valuable egg?

If I ovulated does it mean I released a valuable egg?

Yes: The definition of ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary. Valuable? In the eye of the beholder, yes! ...Read more

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Does the egg release after the peak day during ovulation?

Does the egg release after the peak day during ovulation?

Ovulation: When you have a menstruation cycle, the egg is released after a series of phases ending with the ovulation phase. ...Read more