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Doctor insights on: Why Does Only One Sperm Fertilize The Egg

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Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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If i have sex on the 7th will that sperm fertilize the egg before sperm during sex on the 11th?

If  i have sex on the 7th will that sperm fertilize the egg before sperm during sex on the 11th?

Hmmm....: Have never known sperm to be selflessly polite, and swim in place (they can't stand in line), waiting for sperm from an earlier day to go first. However, many sperm from an earlier day would likely have tired out by the time the newer sperm arrived on the scene. But still, nobody knows. If one man, it doesn't matter. If two men, the rule is to separate men by at least TWO weeks. It's a good rule. ...Read more

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If I have sex a few days before my period could the sperm fertilize the egg durring my period(after its almost done).Then i would just miss my next?

If I have sex a few days before my period could the sperm fertilize the egg durring my period(after its almost done).Then i would just miss my next?

Highly unlikely: That is why there is a period at the end of every complete sentence, as it signals the end of a thought or in this case a possibility for pregnancy that menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Could it take up to 1-2 weeks for sperm to fertilize a egg during ovulation? If not how long do it take?

Could it take up to 1-2 weeks for sperm to fertilize a egg during ovulation? If not how long do it take?

No: No, that's not the way it works. If it doesn't happen in 1-2 days, it's not going to happen. ...Read more

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Isn't 2% of sperm penetration for in vitro fertilization fine since there are millions of sperm and 1 egg?

Isn't 2% of sperm penetration for in vitro fertilization fine since there are millions of sperm and 1 egg?

Maybe: When we evaluate sperm , information can be used in certain ways, we can categorize sperm as normal, mildly abnormal or severely abnormal. We have some idea of how each parameter matters, but certain aspects are not understood . With significant abnormalities, sometimes the sperm just do not function as well, or sometimes the sperm may have genetic abnormalities and the effect goes beyond the #. ...Read more

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Would you feel when the sperm is fertilizing the egg? How long does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg

No: You can not feel that. The initial fertilization process when the sperm penetrates the egg is less than a second. It can take minutes, hours or even a day or two for the spetm to reach the egg. ...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