The Lifespan of an Egg

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How long does an egg live?

The Lifespan of an Egg

An egg is released from the ovaries once each month in the menstrual cycle. The egg will only live for a short 12 to 24 hours. The window for conception to occur is very narrow and it is imperative that the sperm be waiting for the egg once it is released.

   

Comments

11/13/2006 10:35:47 PM
Sayantan Kar said:

as far as i know an egg lives for 72 hours....not 24 hours....if u can give me some more information regarding this....i wud be grateful..am very interested in bio


7/10/2007 6:16:36 PM
Lalia said:

when does the 12-24 hr start? The first day or the second?




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