According to WebMD, the fastest sperm can get to a fallopian tube is about 30 minutes, meaning that the quickest conception could occur following sex is in the half-hour range . This means that, following sex, the egg could be fertilized before you've gotten up to get a drink of water.
According to Harms, conception can occur as many as five days after sex or possibly longer, as strong, healthy sperm can survive for about that many days (and perhaps even longer) in the supportive environment of the fallopian tubes as they wait for an egg to be released, if one isn't already present. Here's how it works: Fertilization happens in one of the fallopian tubes, which carries an egg from an ovary to the uterus. It can take up to seven days after intercourse for sperm and egg to join and become a fertilized egg. Usually, it's because the sperm gets into the fallopian tube before the egg is released.
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Yes, there is a chemical attraction to the egg, the egg has a protein sperm swim towards.
It can take 12 - 72 hours for human sperm to reach the egg.
It varies but it can take several hours.
It usually takes between 3-5 days for Sperm to reach & fertilize the egg.
it takes three days
Fast-swimming sperm can reach the egg in a half an hour, while others may take days. The sperm can live up to 48-72 hours.
A few minutes
Only males have sperm. There is no such thing as female sperm.
It depends how fast they swim, for Michael Phelps not long.
To reach the vagina, during normal sex is immediately, being the penis is inside the vagina when ejaculation occurs. I'm sure the question means to read how long does sperm take to reach an ovum, aka egg, that can take a few hours. Sperm live for up to 72 hours incase an egg has not been released by the ovaries yet. Hope this helps.
It takes a few hours to reach it, and then about 20-30 minutes for a group of sperm to break down the outer membrane of the egg so one can fertilize it.
Between 100 to 500 sperm only reach the egg to be fertilized
It takes about day or two to get the sperm to the egg. You will know when your pregnant.
If you are asking "how long does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg once it penetrates the egg wall?", it is instantaneous. That's what "fertilized" means. If you are asking "how long does it take the sperm to fertilize the egg once it enters the female body?", there is no exact answer. it could take from a few minutes to a few days.
The sperm and egg cell reach each other in the water and fertalize the egg
Yes, it is possible for 2 sperm to reach the egg, however only one will fertilize the egg. It isn't uncommon for more than 2 to reach the egg, depending how are along the egg is down the falopian tube. And how much sperm was ejaculated.
Sometimes a few seconds, sometimes a few days. It depends how fast the sperm is and how far along in the menstrual cycle the woman is
Hello. It takes two days for sperm to reach the egg and between 6-9 days after sex, the egg will implant and begin releasing HCG.
it takes up to 1 week for sperm to fertilize an egg depending on how fast the sperm swims
the sperm just die
It swims to the egg and fertilize it.
It can take several hours for the sperm to travel to the upper portion of the uterine tubes where they meet an egg ready for fertilization.