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How many eggs does a woman have in her when she is born?

How many eggs does a woman have in her when she is born?

2 million: So it's reported. 400, 000 at puberty and less than 100 or so at menopause. Where do they go? Women lose eggs on a periodic basis no matter what the state; pregnancy birth control etc. Probably 100's every 3 to five days. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why everyone always says women are born with all of their eggs?

Can you please tell me why everyone always says women are born with all of their eggs?

Because it's true: Men constantly manufacture sperm from stem cells and the supply is relatively unlimited. But a woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have (thousands) and these go through a series of changes and mature, by the teens, many of the original eggs are gone and a finite number remains. Some are healthier than others. All are subject to the daily exposure to toxic events that could cause problems. ...Read more

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What is the maximum size of woman egg?

What is the maximum size of woman egg?

Microscopic: A woman's egg cannot be seen with the naked eye, only a microscope. The follicle - where an egg is developing in a woman's ovary - may reach 24 mm, or even more, before the egg actually releases from the ovary. ...Read more

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What happens to a woman's eggs as she ages?

What happens to a woman's eggs  as she ages?

Ovarian aging: You were born with all the eggs you will have. Each month, a number start out and only 1 ovulates. If you are on birth control pills or are pregnant, the same thing happens but you won't ovulate. Therefore the number continues to decline. If you have ovarian surgery, endometriosis, or smoke, that may affect the number and quality of the remaining eggs. Some women will run out earlier than others. ...Read more

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At what age can a woman start donating her eggs?

At what age can a woman start donating her eggs?

It depends...: The age at which a woman can start to donate eggs mostly depends on the state in which the donation is considered. In many states, it is related to the age at which a woman is considered to be an adult (or no longer a minor). ...Read more

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What is the process involved in harvesting a womans eggs?

What is the process involved in harvesting a womans eggs?

Egg Retrieval: Stimulation, using fertility drugs, then retrieval, using an ultrasound guided needle. Sedation is used to ease the process. ...Read more

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If a woman's egg dies, is it still possible to be fertilized?

If a woman's egg dies, is it still  possible to be fertilized?

No: Once the egg dies it cannot be fertilized. However , a new egg can be released by the ovary and become fertilzed . ...Read more

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Is it true that woman lose 90% of their eggs when they hit the age of 30?

Is it true that woman lose 90% of their eggs when they hit the age of 30?

Yes,but still plenty: This may be technically true,but most of the loss occurs before puberty.Women are born with 1-2 million immature eggs.That dwindles to 400,000 by puberty. Women only ovulate about 400 times in their life so there are plenty of extras.The concern is more about quality than quantity. Few 30 yo's have fertility problems but the rate of problems increases around age 35. See http://tinyurl.com/jy7lvw6 ...Read more

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Are the eggs of a woman in her early still 50s viable if carried by a younger surrogate?

Are the eggs of a woman in her early still 50s viable if carried by a younger surrogate?

Ovarian aging: You were born with all the eggs you will have. Each month, a number start out and only 1 ovulates. Therefore the number and quality continues to decline. If you have ovarian surgery, endometriosis, or smoke, that may affect the number and quality of the remaining eggs. Some women will run out earlier than others. At age 50, even if ovulating, the quality would reduce the chance for success. ...Read more

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Will a woman that has had a hysterectomy still produce eggs?

Will a woman that has had a hysterectomy still produce eggs?

Yes.: Assuming that the ovaries were not removed. Until menopause a women, barring pcos, hyperprolactinemia, will continue to ovulate. It is even possible to have eggs fertilized, which can be implanted in another woman's uterus. ...Read more

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Is it really legal for a woman to donate her eggs for money?

Is it really legal for a woman to donate her eggs for money?

Yes: Egg donors have to spend a great deal of time going through the process. They have to have a psychologic evaluation, genetic evaluation, physical exam, blood testing, vaginal ultrasounds, take injectable medications and ultimately undergo a procedure to have the eggs extracted. They are often compensated for all that time and effort and they certainly deserve it. ...Read more

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How are eggs retreived from a woman who had a total hysterectomy?

How are eggs retreived from a woman who had a total hysterectomy?

Just the same: A hysterectomy does not make retrieving a woman's eggs more difficult. A needle is inserted through the top of the vagina, while watching with ultrasound, and into a woman's ovaries, and the eggs retrieved through the hollow needle. (amazing, isn't it?!). ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman know when the sperm is entering the egg?

No, although some: Women say they are aware the second this occurs- it is not possible for the woman to know from any physiologic responses. ...Read more

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When does a woman ovulate? When does her egg become available for fertilization?

When does a woman ovulate? When does her egg become available for fertilization?

Around Day 14 +/-: Most women ovulate around day 14 of their monthly cycle. The cycle starts on the first day of her period. This is day 1. Sperm can hang around waiting for the egg (ovulation) for up to 3 days after intercourse. There is some variation in all of this from couple to couple. Best wishes! ...Read more