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Doctor insights on: Implantation Of A Fertilized Egg Into The Uterus

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Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...Read more


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How long does it take a fertilize egg take to get the uterus?

How long does it take a fertilize egg take to get the uterus?

Approximately: It takes approximately 3 days for any egg-fertilized or not- to reach the uterus from the fallopian tubes. It takes about 6-12 hours on average, sometimes up to 24 hours for the egg to get from the ovary to the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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When the egg leaves the ovarian, how long does it take to get to the uterus? And how long does it take to to fertilize once in the uterus?

When the egg leaves the ovarian,  how long does it take to get to the uterus? And how long does it take to to fertilize once in the uterus?

Fertilizzation: The egg is fertilized by the sperm in the fallopian tube, not the uterus. The embryo once formed migrate to the uterus an implants after ~ 5 days. From fertilization to implantation it takes approximately 5 days. ...Read more

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How long does egg takes to implant on the uterus after fertilization?

How long does egg takes to implant on the uterus after fertilization?

6-to-7 days old: A fertilized egg/embryo always implants in the uterus when it is between 6-to-7 days old. ...Read more

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Do the birth-control pills prevent fertilization or they just prevent the fertilized egg to attach to the uterus?

Do the birth-control pills prevent fertilization or they just prevent the fertilized egg to attach to the uterus?

Multi - ways: Birth control pills work in many ways depending on the type (ie Progesterone only or combination pills). The main function is to stop ovulation from occurring. If no egg is released then there is no egg to fertilize. If this fails and an egg is made and released - the secondary defense is thinning the lining to prevent embryos from implanting. They also effect cervical mucus. ...Read more

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Is hCG produced at time of fertilization (when sperm meets egg) or only when implantation occurs?

Is hCG produced at time of fertilization (when sperm meets egg) or only when implantation occurs?

A little after: Hcg can be screted by the embryo after fertilization and before implantation. However, HCG is likely detected by testing after implantation. ...Read more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more