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Posted by: Susan | 2009-12-17

How long are eggs and sperm viable?

Hi

I have very irregular periods and I am trying to conceive. How long can sperm survive after intercourse and fertilize an egg? How long can an egg be fertilized after ovulation? Can you conceive if you only have intercourse once you have ovulated?

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The egg survives about 48 hrs on average and the sperm about 3 days. SO if hyou have intercourse within 48 hours of ovulation you can potentially conceive.

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2009-12-17

The egg survives about 48 hrs on average and the sperm about 3 days. SO if hyou have intercourse within 48 hours of ovulation you can potentially conceive.

Best wishes

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