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Doctor insights on: Where And What Happens To The Egg When Not Fertilized

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How long is a egg available for fertilization?( how many hours or days )

How long is a egg available for fertilization?( how many hours or days )

Short: 12 to 24 hours is the time period that an egg can be fertilized after ovulation. ...Read more

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What happens when abnormal sperm fertilize an egg?

What happens when abnormal sperm fertilize an egg?

Here are some...: Abnormal sperms denote those sperms with odd shape or poor motility, which tend to less possibly penetrate the timely waiting egg. Nonetheless, if luckily and successfully penetrating to get into the egg takes place, fertilization (union) occurs to form zygote which in turn undergo cell division to form embryo, which will embed onto uterine mucosa (endometrium) where it eventually develops fetus ...Read more

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If sperm do not fertilize an egg, how soon do they die, and what happens when they die?

If sperm do not fertilize an egg, how soon do they die, and what happens when they die?

Don't die together: Sperm that's put in the vagina don't all die together at one time. Most die in 2-4 days. They are living cells, swimming around, and so every man/woman/couple are different. A woman has varying hormone levels, and thus different mucus & environment, in her body on each day of her cycle, so sperm may live longer/shorter on different days. Dead sperm break up. Some become part of vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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My boyfriend says his semen isn't 'mature' enough to fertilize an egg. How can that be possible? Can it be fixed?

My boyfriend says his semen isn't 'mature' enough to fertilize an egg. How can that be possible? Can it be fixed?

Nonsense: Is he trying to avoid using condom, misinformed or ignorant? Any live, motile sperm in ejaculated semen is mature enough for fertilization. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg?

Quickly: The actual fertilization is very quick, but the sperm may wander around for days before getting to the egg to fertilize it. Millions of sperm start the journey, only one (if any) usually gets to the final destination. ...Read more