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How long dose it take for sperm to reach the egg?
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Dr. Sy Le
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sperm motility
Sperm lose viability after 1 hour in the vagina but can survive up to 3-4 days beyond the cervix.
Sperm can reach at the end of the tubes 10-15 min after ejaculation. Sperm can travel fast when the cervical mucus is clear and thin (2-4 days before ovulation); however, once ovulation occurs, the mucus gels up and thicken in order to protect the uterine cavity, thus making sperm movement much harder.

In brief: Sperm motility
Sperm lose viability after 1 hour in the vagina but can survive up to 3-4 days beyond the cervix.
Sperm can reach at the end of the tubes 10-15 min after ejaculation. Sperm can travel fast when the cervical mucus is clear and thin (2-4 days before ovulation); however, once ovulation occurs, the mucus gels up and thicken in order to protect the uterine cavity, thus making sperm movement much harder.
Dr. Sy Le
Dr. Sy Le
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not long
It can be as little as 15-30 minutes, but sperm can last inside a woman's body up to 3-5 days.

In brief: Not long
It can be as little as 15-30 minutes, but sperm can last inside a woman's body up to 3-5 days.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Julian Escobar
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fast!
Studies have shown that 1-2 minutes after intrauterine insemination (iui) the sperm can reach the fimbriated end of the tube where the egg is!

In brief: Fast!
Studies have shown that 1-2 minutes after intrauterine insemination (iui) the sperm can reach the fimbriated end of the tube where the egg is!
Dr. Julian Escobar
Dr. Julian Escobar
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