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Does sperm live in fertile mucus until your ovulation date?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

Once deposited the sperm will exhaust the energy they have on hand to complete fertilization within 48-72 hours +/-.
If a ripe egg is encountered along the way, fertilization can occur. If not, the material is shed or absorbed by the body.

In brief: Depends

Once deposited the sperm will exhaust the energy they have on hand to complete fertilization within 48-72 hours +/-.
If a ripe egg is encountered along the way, fertilization can occur. If not, the material is shed or absorbed by the body.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends

Average life span of a spermatozoa on a non hostile environment, some reports said they can live up to 7 days.

In brief: Depends

Average life span of a spermatozoa on a non hostile environment, some reports said they can live up to 7 days.
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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: A few days

Normal sperm may live in a woman's cervical mucus for several days, especially around the time of ovulation.
Most sperm can live at least 2-4 days, and sometimes even longer.

In brief: A few days

Normal sperm may live in a woman's cervical mucus for several days, especially around the time of ovulation.
Most sperm can live at least 2-4 days, and sometimes even longer.
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
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