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After sex, how long does a egg takes to be fertilized?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Within 24 hours

Aftrr ovulation, the released egg actually only has 24 hours to be fertilized.
If not fertilized by then, then it becomes "unresponsive" and undergoes atrophy (collapse). Semen can live in the cervical mucous up to 5 days, so pregnancy is most likely when sex occurs within 5 days before, and the day of ovulation. The use of ovulation tests may help you plan conception.

In brief: Within 24 hours

Aftrr ovulation, the released egg actually only has 24 hours to be fertilized.
If not fertilized by then, then it becomes "unresponsive" and undergoes atrophy (collapse). Semen can live in the cervical mucous up to 5 days, so pregnancy is most likely when sex occurs within 5 days before, and the day of ovulation. The use of ovulation tests may help you plan conception.
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