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How long is the total process of fertilization, implantation and enough hCG to be detected in urine pregnancy test?

How long is the total process of fertilization, implantation and enough hCG to be detected in urine pregnancy test?

10-14 days: Fertilization is quick, from 0-3 days. Add 5-7 days for the newly fertilized egg to wander it's way to a nice spot on the lining. Implantation starts and within 1-3 days, HCG will be detected in the urine. The result will be positive earlier if first morning urine is used. It will take longer if the test is done after a woman has been drinking a lot of fluids. ...Read more

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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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Does spotting sometimes occur during fertilization? Not implantation, but fertilization. Also, are bananas ok to eat during the tww?

Does spotting sometimes occur during fertilization? Not implantation, but fertilization. Also, are bananas ok to eat during the tww?

Anytime: Spotting can occur at any time in a cycle, there is nothing about fertilization that causes spotting. They are not related. You can eat bananas anytime you like, they are good for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the embryo doing from time of fertilization to implantation?

What is the embryo doing from time of fertilization to implantation?

Floating & growing.: The embryo floats down the fallopian tube and enters the uterus where it will implant itself in the uterine wall and establish a blood supply to the mother for further nourisment to continue its development. While floating through the fallopian tube, it has enough nourishment inherent in the egg to divide and grow. ...Read more

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Is it true that the copper IUD allows fertilization but not implantation?

Is it true that the copper IUD allows fertilization but not implantation?

Works against sperm!: Copper ions prevent pregnancy by inhibiting the movement of sperm, because the copper-ion-containing fluids are directly toxic to sperm. ...Read more

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When do ovulation and fertilization occur when can I get pregnant and when do implantation occur?

When do ovulation and fertilization occur when can I get pregnant and when do implantation occur?

Ovulation can be: Variable; I have seen it from cd 9 up to cd 25 in the office. The "usual" ovulation is close to cd 14 in a textbook 28-day cycle. You can generally get pregnant from about 2 (maybe 3) days before ovulation up to the day. If you get pregnant it is 1 day at most after ovulation; implantation always happens 6-7 days afterwards. ...Read more

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Fertilization, implantation, gestation, what are these?

Definitions: Fertilization refers to sperm getting inside the egg and their DNA mixing to form an embryo. Implantation is when that embryo burrows into the wall of the uterus. Gestation refers to a pregnancy. ...Read more

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