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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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Dr. Philip Chenette
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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?

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 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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